Step right up, friends! Let’s take a journey back to the bright and bustling days of 1961. Our destination: The Ed Sullivan Show, a veritable treasure trove of Americana and iconic performances. We find ourselves basking in the glow of a time when families gathered around the television, eagerly awaiting the evening’s entertainment. And who better to serenade us than the Calypso King himself, Harry Belafonte?
On January 22, 1961, Mr. Belafonte graced the stage with The Harry Belafonte Folk Singers and Garrett Morris to perform the enchanting “Red Rosey Bush.” This performance is a testament to the power of song and the enduring legacy of a true American musical icon.
As we all know, Harry Belafonte is revered for his mastery of Calypso and his magnetic stage presence. With a voice as smooth as silk and a heart as big as the ocean, our beloved Calypso King delivered a performance that still resonates with us today.
“Red Rosey Bush,” a traditional folk song adapted by Harry Belafonte, tells the tale of a young man’s ardent love and his quest to win the heart of his beloved. The song captures the essence of the era and transports us to a time when love, passion, and music were the key ingredients for a life well-lived.
So, let’s dim the lights and join Harry Belafonte, The Harry Belafonte Folk Singers, and Garrett Morris as they weave a musical tapestry that spans the ages. We invite you to watch the video and share it with friends, because this is a performance that simply must be seen to be believed.