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Irving Burgie, songwriter of calypso hit ‘Day-O,’ dies at 95

Dec. 1, 2019 7:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularize Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),” has died at the age of 95. At the Barbados Independence Day Parade on Saturday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced Burgie died...