Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)

Calypso by harry belafonte

1992, 1 track, 3 mins 5 sec

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Song Info

"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"

Released

  • Apr 28, 1992

Formats

  • Vinyl record (7", 10")

Label

  • RCA Victor

Studio

  • Grand Ballroom, Webster Hall, New York City

Genres

  • Mento

Wiki

"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" is a traditional Jamaican folk song; The best-known version was released by American singer Harry Belafonte in 1956 and later became one of his signature songs. That same year The Tarriers released an alternative version that incorporated the chorus of another Jamaican folk song, "Hill and Gully Rider". The Tarriers version was later recorded by Shirley Bassey.
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