OLDIES SUNDAY: Happy Birthday @HarryBelafonte x Banana Boat Song (1956)

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Today’s Oldies Sunday is dedicated to Singer, Actor and Activist, Harry Belafonte who celebrates his 88th birthday. His most famous song, “Banana Boat Song (Day O)” is the featured selection. Released in 1956 by RCA and written by Irving Burgie and William Attaway, this was adapted from the song Jamaican Banana Workers would sing while they toiled on the docks. The song was also featured on Belafonte’s million unit selling “Calypso” album. Harry achieved great success with this single as it peaked at #5 on the Billboard charts in 1957, made its debut performance on The Muppet Show, made an appearance in the 1988 film “Beetlejuice“, and has over the years been covered by many artists. Despite the previous version of the song and the covers, Harry Belafonte’s version stood out the most and has become one of his signature songs.

Happy Birthday Harry Belafonte and thank you for this song!

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Mixtape Movements: @AriezYxB Presents: Raze Soca Mix

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Get your sunday jumping with today’s Soca mixtape from Youngest x Baddest’s own DJ Ariez. Titled “Raze“, Ariez provides over an hour of Soca hits that’ll have you raving, dancing and having a great time wherever you are. Do not play it while at church though, and feel free to disturb the neighbours. Time to turn up the energy by checking out the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @IKayaOfficial

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Battling ugly girls shouldn’t be something Singer IKaya does but with her new single, she does just that. Here on Onstage she speaks on her new single “Ugly Girl“, her career so far, her greatest moments in her career, aiming to bring more positive and empowering music, and fighting against violence against women. A good interview here, IKaya also premiered her “Ugly Girl” music video. IKaya is a dope artist and I do wish her more success in the future. Check out the interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @LeftsideDrEvil

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With hits and productions to his name, Leftside has carved a lane for himself in Dancehall music. Formerly a part of the duo, “Leftside and Esco“, he joins Winford Williams to speak on a few things. Here he addressed his split with Esco, his career so far as an artist and producer, and more. He also premiered a new music video and featured songs from his “Sax On The Beach Riddim“. It’s really unfortunate how two childhood friends end up being at odds. I do hope they fix this or go their separate ways. Much luck to Leftside for 2015. Check out the interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @SpiceOfficial

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Having enjoyed a long run of success, Spice has done no wrong. Is she looking to take it down a notch? She speaks on that and more on Onstage. Here she spoke on making space for “Grace Hamilton” and showcasing her versatility, her single “I Love You“, reconciling with her children’s father, 2014 being her best year career wise, and addressing domestic abuse. She also performed a couple songs including “I Love You“. I respect Spice for being one of the best to do it and 2015 is going to be even better. You can catch her at the nearest airport as she’s always flying out for shows. Check out the interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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