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Harry Belafonte turns ninety (March 1 2017)

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BANANA BOAT SONG
BELAMENA
CHOUCOUNE
COME BACK, LIZA
EDEN WAS JUST LIKE THIS
JAMAICA FAREWELL
TURN AROUND
YELLOW BIRD


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Subject: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 05:42 AM

His banana boat song was the first song I ever recollect singing on the street with other young kids in a strong adaption to the only language we knew:

Kommt Mister Dallimann, Dallimann Banane.

And we had no idea what it meant, but we did like the sound of it.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: Leadbelly
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 06:00 AM

Happy birthday, Harry !!!

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 07:35 AM

Impossible!


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 01:35 PM

Matilda - Took me money and run Venezuela ! And now the women over forty ! Indeed All best wishes for a superb entertainer !


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 01:57 PM

Happy birthday and many more to a real fine person & entertainer....
Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 02:38 PM

Yes indeed - Happy birthday to Harry. BUT - way to feel really really old............


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 03:24 PM

Happy Birthday, Mr. B., way to go, Seldom.


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 04:13 PM

That is so kewl, Wolfgang. Thanks for starting this thread.

My big sister, Mudcatter "bet," introduced me to him and I took her LP! (Well, I did give it back many years later, I think!)

Happy Birthday, Sir and may you have many more.

kat


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 05:00 PM

Of course 'Wild Rover' fits well to the banananananana (sorry Nanny Ogg moment) boat song.
Personally I remember 'Scarlet Ribbons'. Ah the joy of youth.
Hope to catch you up Harry


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 05:47 PM

One of the earliest performers I can remember, and what songs! Scarlet Ribbons was always one of my faviurites and I still sing it occasionally.

Happy Birthday to a great performer.


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 07:15 PM

He's exactly the same age as my dad would have been today... there's ironic for you - if he'd known, my dad would have told him to bugger off to his own country. It's a wonder I turned out as well as I did.

Happy Birthday Harry!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: frogprince
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 07:51 PM

I don't know if he's still singing now or not. A few years ago I stumbled onto him appearing on TV. He was talking for awhile when I tuned in, and it sounded like his voice was in total ruin. Then he sang, and somehow he could still do it beautifully. To me, one of the all-time appealling male voices.


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: GUEST,Kiwi
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 11:43 PM

Saw him perform in Wellington in 1981. Right in the middle of our springbok tour demonstrations. He was very forthright on stage about racism and the tour. The most incredible entertainer I've ever seen.
If he had invited the audience to stand on their heads at the end of the concert, I'm sure half of us would have tried. Listen to his "Jombie Jamboree" and "Winding Roads" from his album at the Greek Theatre to get a true feeling of the depth of talent this man had and surely still has.
Happy Birthday Harry


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 29 Jun 17 - 10:55 PM

Best 90th wishes belated.
God save the King!


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (3/1 2007)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 30 Jun 17 - 02:54 AM

All the best Mr. B


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (March 1 2007)
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Jun 17 - 03:02 PM

I have never forgotten his guest appearances on the Flip Wilson variety show on television, remember that show? He had sketches and things to do, including singing Harry Nilsson's "Coconut" with Flip Wilson's Geraldine (remember Geraldine?).

I have forgotten the name of the little white-haired Brazilian guitarist, but said guitarist accompanied Belafonte, alone, for his singing spot (the serious one).

This was a family show, I was a child, and we were lined up on the living room couch watching the television, with Belafonte crooning away:

And I wonder if you know
That I never understood
That although you said you'd go
Until you did
I never thought you would

And my mother, with threads of grey in her hair, sighed:
"He doesn't look one year older...."


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (March 1 2007)
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 30 Jun 17 - 04:34 PM

Severino Dias de Oliveira (1930-2006)
aka: Sivuca
aka: "...little white-haired Brazilian guitarist..."


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns eighty (March 1 2007)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Nov 17 - 09:03 PM

Gee, Belafonte turned 90 last March, and he's still going strong. I found a video biography of Belafonte on YouTube. I haven't had time to watche the whole thing, but the beginning was great:Does it play in Europe, or just in the USA?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns ninety (March 1 2017)
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 10 Nov 17 - 10:24 AM

I love Harry's very funny/witty tribute to Carlos Santana at the Kennedy Center.
See the link below.

Harry's tribute


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns ninety (March 1 2017)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Nov 17 - 12:18 PM

Not in the UK, unfortunately, Joe.


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Subject: RE: Harry Belafonte turns ninety (March 1 2017)
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 10:25 AM

WOW!
Saw him in some huge venue in New Jersey in mid-60s.We were in what he referred to as "the scholarship section" but it was a great show. I believe Miriam Makeba was with him. Loved her! Geez, he must have been young!


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