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Irving Burgie

Songwriter ("Day O", "Jamaica Farewell"), composer, author and singer, educated at Juillard and the University of Arizona. He was a singer in night clubs and on radio and television, and wrote songs for Harry Belafonte and The Kingston Trio. He also wrote the off-Broadway stage score for "Ballad for Bimshire". Joining ASCAP in 1956, his song ... See full bio »

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 2014 Selma (writer: "Day-O")
 2014 Just Dance Kids 2014 (Video Game) (arranger: "Banana Boat Song (Day O)")
 2013 The Great Gatsby (writer: "Hearts A Mess")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Don't Wanna Go Home")
 2012 The Sapphires (writer: "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" - as I. Burgie)
 2011-2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.5 (2012) ... (writer: "Angelina")
- Episode #6.5 (2011) ... (writer: "Angelina")
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) (writer: "Coconut Woman", "Day-O", "Island in the Sun", "Jamaica Farewell", "Reincarnation (Bed Bug Song)")
 2010 Puzzled Love (writer: "Heart's a Mess")
 2008 Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- The Comic Songbook (2008) ... (arranger: "Banana Boat Song")
 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Documentary) (writer: "Day-O")
 2001 Life and Debt (Documentary) (writer: "Day-O" (The Banana Boat Song), "Island in the Sun")
 1999 Belle maman (writer: "Coconut Woman")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Day-O" - as I. Burgie)
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon (1993) ... (writer: "The Monkey Song")
 1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol (writer: "Island in the Sun")
 1989-1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Being from Another Planet (1992) ... (writer: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)")
- Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) ... (writer: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)")
- SST: Death Flight (1989) ... (writer: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)")
 1989 Shining Time Station (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bully for Mr. Conductor ... (writer: "Jamaican Farewell")
 1988 Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Candidate (1988) ... ("Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)")
 1988 Beetlejuice (writer: "Day-O" - as Lord Burgess)
 1988 Hairspray (writer: "Day-O")
 1987 Growing Pains (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Big Brother's Not Watching (1987) ... (writer: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" - uncredited)
 1986 Club Paradise (writer: "Island In The Sun")
 1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun (writer: "Day-O (Banana Boat Song)")
 1984 Mother's Meat Freuds Flesh (writer: "Trio Theme - Banana Boat Song")
 1979 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Harry Belafonte (1979) ... (writer: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" - uncredited)
 1976 Good Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Florida's Night Out (1976) ... (writer: "Day-O" - uncredited)
 1972 De Fred Haché Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... (writer: "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" - uncredited)
 1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Pain in the Back (1957) ... (writer: "Jamaica Farewell")
 1957 Island in the Sun (writer: "Island in the Sun", "Lead Man Holler" (uncredited))
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1957) ... ("Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)", uncredited)
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Lord Burgess

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.

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