Stan Freberg - "Banana Boat (Day-O)"




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Published on May 10, 2012

"Banana Boat (Day-O)" was radio humorist Stan Freberg's take on Harry Belafonte's hit single with the same title. Freberg's 1957 tale of a picky bongo player (played by Peter Leeds) wreaking havoc during a recording session went to No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Belafonte's single went to No. 5.

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    • Stan Freberg His Greatest Hits
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