Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Watch Harry Belafonte Perform ‘Muleskinner’ On ‘Ed Sullivan’ Vintage 1962

Harry Belafonte’s 1962 performance of “Muleskinner” is among the latest clips to be shared from the annals of The Ed Sullivan Show. The official YouTube channel of the famous series, which ran for 24 seasons between 1948 and 1971, continues to offer remarkable moments in the show’s history.

The black and white clip features Belafonte, then aged 35, on the April 22, 1962 edition of Sullivan, by which time the Harlem-born son of Jamaican and West Indian parentage was some years from his hit singles period of the 1950s.