Monday, February 16, 2009


So here we are at the beginning of our respite at the Bolongo Bay Resort, slathering our pale white skin in tanning butter in a desperate attempt to forget about winter and soak up some rays. In an effort to share the sunshine, AM brings you the grand daddy of all things Calypso, the luminous Harry Belafonte. From his breakout 1956 album aptly titled Calypso, a few classics.

Decades before he was an activist, Harry was a singer, just a singer, and a pretty good one at that.

I'm just sayin'.

The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
Jump In The Line

And who could ever forget Winona Ryder, all light on her toes (before she got light with her fingers) lip-synching the Belafonte classic in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. It's also worth noting the svelte Alex Baldwin before he ate Kim Bassinger.

Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line (From the motion picture Beetlejuice, 1988)

Harry Belafonte- The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) (The Muppet Show, 1978)

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