Harry Belafonte records his third studio album : ‘Calypso’ (1955)

Harry Belafonte’s ‘Calypso’ is his third studio album recorded on August 18, October 20 and November 9, 1955 and released on March 31, 2009 by RCA Victor.

Track listing : . 1.Day O (Banana Boat Song) (William Attaway, Harry Belafonte) – 03:02 . 2.I Do Adore Her (Lord Burgess) – 02:48 . 3.Jamaica Farewell (Lord Burgess) – 03:02 . 4.Will His Love Be Like His Rum? (William Attaway, Harry Belafonte) – 02:33 . 5.Dolly Dawn (Lord Burgess) – 03:13 . 6.Star O (William Attaway, Harry Belafonte) – 02:02 . 7.The Jack-Ass Song (Lord Burgess, William Attaway) – 02:52 . 8.Hosanna (Lord Burgess, William Attaway) – 02:34 . 9.Come Back Liza (Lord Burgess, William Attaway) – 03:03 . 10.Brown Skin Girl (Norman Span) – 02:43 . 11.Man Smart (Woman Smarter) (Norman Span) – 03:31 .

Musicians : Harry Belafonte – vocals . Millard J. Thomas – guitar on (1 – 4 – 6 – 7) . Frantz Casseus – guitar . Tony Scott and His Orchestra – on (2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11) . The Norman Luboff Choir – on (8 – 9 – 10) .

Production Produced by Ed Welker, Herman Diaz Jr., Henri René . Tony Scott – conductor . Broc Peters – chorus leader .

Packaging : Roy Stevens – cover photo . William Attaway – liner notes .

Recorded August 18, October 20, November 9, 1955 at Webster Hall, New York City .

Released on March 31, 2009 by RCA Victor.

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allmusic
This is the album that made Harry Belafonte‘s career. Up to this point, calypso had only been a part of Belafonte’s focus in his recordings of folk music styles […]

Amazon
When I think of Belafonte I don’t think of a greatest hits album, I think of Calypso. It was a monster hit album when it was new. It has Day-O (which for some reason is played at Yankee Stadium apropos of nothing) and the sad and beautiful Jamaica Farewe […]

Steven Rubio’s Online Life
Why not take another album off of my parents’ shelf. Calypso was Harry Belafonte’s third album, released in 1956. It was history’s first million-selling LP, spent 31 weeks at #1 on the album chartsand 99 weeks on the charts overall. The most famous song from the album was “The Banana Boat Song”, known to baseball and Beetlejuice fans as “Day-O”: […]

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