Tracklist

CD 1: Calypso
# Title Rating Length
1 Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
5 3:06
2 I Do Adore Her
2:50
3 Jamaica Farewell
5 3:04
4 Will His Love Be Like His Rum?
2:35
5 Dolly Dawn
3:15
6 Star-O
2:05
7 The Jackass Song
2:55
8 Hosanna
2:39
9 Come Back Liza
5 3:07
10 Brown Skin Girl
2:45
11 Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
3:35
12 No Mary
2:18
13 Man Piaba
3:33
14 Delia
3:01
15 Kalenda Rock (Mourning Song)
3:25
CD 2: Sings of the Caribbean
# Title Rating Length
1 Scratch, Scratch
2:47
2 Lucy's Door
3:47
3 Cordelia Brown
2:58
4 Don't Ever Love Me
2:51
5 Love, Love, Alone
3:22
6 Cocoanut Woman
3:22
7 Haiti Cherie
3:20
8 Judy Drownded
3:29
9 Island in the Sun
3:24
10 Angelique-O
2:44
11 Lead Man Holler
4:20
12 When the Saints Go Marching In
2:55
13 Mama Look a Bubu
3:03
14 Shenandoah
3:18
15 Mary's Boy Child
4:23

Credits

CD 1: Calypso

drums:
Osie Johnson (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Kelly Martin (1955-11-09) (track 3)
flute:
Herbert Levy (1955-10-20) (track 1)
guitar:
Millard Thomas (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Frantz Casséus (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Lord Burgess (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Millard Thomas (1955-11-09) (track 3)
double bass:
Milt Hinton (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Al Hall (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Norman Keenan (1955-11-09) (track 3)
congas:
Alexander Cambrelen (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Mario Castillo (1955-10-20) (track 1)
additional lyricist:
William Attaway (1955) (track 1)
Irving Burgie (1955) (track 1)
choir vocals:
Charles Colman (1955-10-20) (track 1)
J. Hamilton Grandison (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Joseph Lewis (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Lord Burgess (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Brock Peters (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Sherman Sneed (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Herbert L. Stubbs (1955-10-20) (track 1)
John White (50s US vocalist) (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Gloria Wynder (1955-10-20) (track 1)
composer:
Norman Span (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
Lord Burgess (track 3)
conductor:
Tony Scott (bop/jazz clarinetist) (1955-10-20) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Harry Belafonte (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Harry Belafonte (1955-11-09) (track 3)
lyricist:
Norman Span (track 10)
Lord Burgess (track 3)
orchestra:
Tony Scott's Orchestra & Chorus (1955-10-20) (track 1)
producer:
Herman Diaz, Jr. (track 1)
Edward O. Welker (track 3)
writer:
Harry Belafonte (track 13)
Walter E. Rollins (track 13)
Norman Span (track 11)
publisher:
Caribe Music Corp. (track 1)
recorded at:
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1955-10-20) (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
recording of:
Brown Skin Girl (track 10)
Man piaba (track 13)
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) (Burgess/Attaway version made famous by Harry Belafonte) (1955-10-20) (track 1)
Jamaica Farewell (1955-11-09) (track 3)
version of:
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) (Original folk song) (track 1)

CD 2: Sings of the Caribbean

trumpet:
Joseph B. Wilder (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
drums:
George Guadagno (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
flute:
James N. DeMeo (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Harold M. Jones (50s US flautist) (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Harold M. Jones (50s US flautist) (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
guitar:
Frantz Casséus (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Victor Messer (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Millard Thomas (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Victor Messer (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
Millard Thomas (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
double bass:
Norman Keenan (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Norman Keenan (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
percussion:
Robert Haring (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
bongos:
Noah Rodriguez (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
marimba:
Joe Venuto (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
congas:
Daniel Barrajanos (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Daniel Barrajanos (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
choir vocals:
Gilbert E. Adkins (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Irving D. Barnes (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Leon Bibb (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Charles Colman (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Stephen Harbachick (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Marvin Hayes, Jr. (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Joe N. Kenyon (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Irving Burgie (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Samuel R. McCurry (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
John Nielsen (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Brock Peters (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Howard A. Roberts (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings, founded the Howard Roberts Chorale) (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
William Stewart (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings) (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Herbert L. Stubbs (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Leroy B. Thompson (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Rodester Timmons (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Joseph Crawford (50s US vocalist) (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
James Eby (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
Jack Eddleman (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
Ken Emery (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
John Gonsalves (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
George Goodman (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
John Nielsen (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
Sherman Sneed (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
Arman Stephanian (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
William Stewart (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings) (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
Paul Westbrook (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
Ned Wright (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
composer:
Jester Hairston (track 15)
Harry Belafonte (tracks 6–7, 9, 11)
Irving Burgie (tracks 2, 6–9, 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 12, 14)
conductor:
Robert DeCormier (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Robert DeCormier (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
lead vocals:
Harry Belafonte (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Harry Belafonte (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
lyricist:
Jester Hairston (track 15)
Harry Belafonte (tracks 6–7, 9, 11)
Irving Burgie (tracks 2, 6–9, 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 12, 14)
producer:
Joe Carlton (tracks 6–7, 9)
Edward O. Welker (tracks 8, 11)
vocals:
Harry Belafonte (track 15)
publisher:
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 15)
recorded at:
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1957-01-27) (tracks 6–7, 9)
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1957-06-02) (tracks 8, 11)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 324) (track 14)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 13983) (track 12)
arrangements:
Mary's Boy Child (arr. Langford) (track 15)
Shenandoah (arr. Chilcott) (track 14)
Shenandoah (for orchestra, Dragon) (track 14)
Shenandoah (arr. Sametz) (track 14)
Shenandoah (arr. Erb) (track 14)
Shenandoah (arr. Conrad Susa) (track 14)
When the Saints Go Marching In (arrangement from “The Spiritual Medley”) (track 12)
later translated versions:
Kuningas hän on (track 15)
Marian poika (track 15)
later versions:
When the Saints Go Marching In (Louis Armstrong's version) (track 12)
When the Saints Go Marching In (Rosetta Tharpe's version) (track 12)
When the Saints Go Marching In (Bartholomew & Domino version) (track 12)
recording of:
Lucy's Door (track 2)
Mary’s Boy Child (track 15)
Shenandoah (track 14)
Cocoanut Woman (1957-01-27) (track 6)
Haiti Cherie (1957-01-27) (track 7)
Island in the Sun (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Judy Drownded (1957-06-02) (track 8)
Lead Man Holler (1957-06-02) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 15)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 15)

Release

ASIN: UK: B0015RRRFI [info]