Thursday, June 20, 2013

Record #0379: - Calypso (EP) – HARRY BELAFONTE

A1 “Day-O”, A2 “Will His Love Be Like His Rum”, B1 “Jamaica Farewell”, B2 “Dolly Dawn
RCA Victor EPA-768 (original) USA, 1956
Words & Music by:  A1 – William Attaway, Lord Burgess, Harry Belafonte; A2 – Attaway, Belafonte; B1 – Burgess; B2 – Burgess
Musicians:  Harry Belafonte (lead vocals), Millard J. Thomas (guitar on A1 and A2), Frantz Casseus (guitar) with Tony Scott and His Orchestra (B1 and B2), others unknown
Recording sessions: Webster Hall, New York, NY, 1955
Highest chart positions:  Unknown

Belafonte is probably the best known and most successful artist of the Calypso genre.

This EP puts together three of his singles; A1, A2 and B1 are A-sides and  B2 is the only flip.

I simply have to include a link to a Finnish tongue-in-cheeck cover of Day-O here.

List price:  Very Good+ is $5, Near Mint is $10

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