Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)

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  • The Tarriers

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  • Shirley Bassey

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  • Bonus - Stan Freberg

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  • Someone else please post

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  • Total voters
    3

Jim_S

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Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) is a traditional Jamaican folk song. The song has mento influences, but it is commonly classified as an example of the better known calypso music.

The best-known version was released by American singer Harry Belafonte in 1956 (originally titled "Banana Boat (Day-O)")[1] 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 recorded by Shirley Bassey in 1957

Harry Belafonte​

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tou8-Cz8is[/ame]

The Tarriers​

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-aL7HHN_kw[/ame]

Shirley Bassey​

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAVTJ6XXTck[/ame]

Bonus, parody by Stan Freberg​

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-9h1pjTP74[/ame]
 

Jim_S

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Harry Belafonte.

Took a tip from Doc. Dropped the everyone choice and made the poll multiple choice so you could vote for two out of the three.

Should have done that long ago when peeps first suggested it.
 
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