Sol Tropical. Felix Valvert. Calypso Cha Cha. Count Lasher. Queen Of Tonga. Bar Tender Harry. Duke of Iron. Track Listing - Disc 3. My Wife's Nightie. Situation In Trinidad. Barrack Room Scandal. Judy Drowned. Jean And Dinah. Kitch Take It Easy.
Zombie Jamboree. Monkey Talk. Woman Good Woman Bad. Calypso Blues. Nat King Cole. Love Thy Neighbour. Roaring Lion. Eddie Platt. Ugly Woman. Bongo Man. On The Telephone. Jacob From Panama. Jamaican Turkey. Track Listing - Disc 4. Drink A Rum. The Kingston Trio 's live album Dave Guard 's totally fictitious introduction to the Kingston Trio's version gave several million people the wrong idea about where the song had come from.
Lord Invader had nothing to do with "Zombie Jamboree," and the song that won the "road march" category at the Carnival in Trinidad was "The Happy Wanderer," a British hit by the German Obernkirchen Children's Choir, which had caused some controversy since it wasn't even a calypso. Harry Belafonte is very often associated with "Zombie Jamboree," and performed it many times over the years, but his first recording of it wasn't until , three years after the Kingston Trio.
Here's an intensely silly TV performance by Belafonte, featuring undulating hippie chicks and wiggling feet. It's a very different song from the familiar "Zombie Jamboree," but starts with just about the same verse. After the '60s "Zombie Jamboree" was dormant for a while, aside from a perfunctory cover on Harry Nilsson's album It used the original lyrics of the song not the Zombie ones , and also added a new chorus based on "De River Ben Come Dung" by Edric Connor a traditional Jamaican mento song.
It released as a 7-inch single and was included on the CD compilation The Toughest. Mixed Company of Yale , an a cappella group from Yale University , uses the song as their alumni song.
The Sherwoods at Cornell University recorded a highly successful and lively version in , called "Zoombie Jamboree". Leftover Salmon recorded a version of the song for their debut album, Bridges to Bert. Namespaces Article Talk. It first appeared on Belafonte's The Many Moods of Belafonte and later became one of his signature songs.
It used the original lyrics of the song not the Zombie ones , and also added a new chorus based on "De River Ben Come Dung" by Edric Connor a traditional Jamaican mento song. It released as a 7-inch single and was included on the CD compilation The Toughest" In contrast, a "zombie" is a corpse that has been reanimated, especially by means of a supernatural power or spell.
The summary statement given for Example 5 provides information about the history of "kaiso" calypso as well as information about Lord Intruder's record, the first known recording of this song. Zombie Jamboree is a funny story about zombies from across the land celebrating at a cemetery on Long Island and is said to have won an extemporaneous composition contest for Lord Invader and his Twelve Penetrators at Trinidad's Calypso Carnival in This, according to the Kingston Trio's Dave Guard, who has a knack for entertaining song lead-ins.
The song was actually written by Conrad Eugene Mauge, Jr. No matter, the Kingston Trio is responsible for one of the most notable versions of this song. Harry Belafonte recorded my favorite version of Zombie Jamboree in In , Rockapella an acappela group released a radio only single of Zombie Jamboree one of the first songs they had recorded as a group bringing the song to a new audience and making the song hip again.
I dont care a damn I dun dead already Back to back, belly to belly that a jumbie jamboree One female jumbie wouldn't behave Look how she jumping on the grave In one hand'e holding a qwart of rum The next hand shes beating congo drum The lead singer starts to make his rhyme while othe jambies rock their bones in time One bystander started to say It was a sight to see jumbie break away And what they singing Back to backKing Flash and Calypso Carnival recorded a version of "Zombie Jamboree" in Jamaican mento singer Lord Foodoos recorded "Back to Back" for his Elektra album Calypso, an early production by Jac Holzman, who later produced The Doors, Nico and The Stooges among others.