Harry Belafonte - Jehovah The Lord Will Provide

The world famous singer Harold George Belafonete, Jr., better known as Harry Belafonte, was born on March 1, 1927 in Harlem, New York City. After high school and his service in the Navy during WWII he took acting classes together with well-known names such as Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis and Walter Matthau. He performed in nightclubs to enable himself to pay for his lessons. This is how his music career started. He rapidly became more and more famous. His first song to be published worldwide was ‘Matilda’, recorded on April 27, 1953. His album Calypso, was the first LP to reach sales of more than one million. Harry Belafonte published a lot of songs, songs which became famous and beloved. His most well-known song is the ‘Banana Boat Song’, a typical folk music song which is attributed to Jamaican banana boat workers. Harry sang in various styles :- Blues, Folk, Gospel and American Standard. He was the first black man to win an Emmy. Some of his performances have become legendary, such as in the Carnegie Hall or for example at the inauguration speech of president J.F. Kennedy. Harry Belafonte also took part in several movies.



Harry Belafonte in het middle,
left Sidney Poitier, right Charles Heston.

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Artist : Harry Belafonte
Label : RCA Victor
Album : To Wish You a Merry Christmas
Song: Jehovah, the Lord will provide
Release date : 1958

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