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Harry Belafonte - Day - O FLAC album

Performer: Harry Belafonte
Genre: Reggae / Folk and World music
Title: Day - O
Released: 2000
Style: Calypso, Easy Listening, Folk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1322 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1720 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1888 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 175
Other Formats: MP1 MP2 ASF AC3 MP4 TTA MOD

Day-O" redirects here. For the television film, see Day-O (film). This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "Day-O" The Banana Boat Song – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (August 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)". Single by Harry Belafonte. 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. 3 Parodies and alternate lyrics.

Calypso is the third studio album by recording artist Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor (LPM-1248) in 1956. The album became his second consecutive number-one album on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, where it peaked for 31 weeks. Calypso is well-known as the first LP record album to sell over one million copies and is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest albums of all time.

Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" is a traditional Jamaican folk song, the best-known version of which was sung by Harry Belafonte and is the most well-known calypso. It is a song from the point of view of dock workers working the night shift loading bananas onto ships. Daylight has come, the shift is over, and they want their work to be counted up so that they can go home (this is the meaning of the lyric "Come, Mr. Tally Man, tally me banana/ Daylight come and we wanna go home.

Belafonte's version used lyrics adapted by Irving Burgie and William Attaway. Attaway was a novelist and songwriter who was friends with Belafonte. Burgie and Attaway wrote most of the songs on the Calypso album. This song was first recorded in 1952 by Edric Conner, a musician from Trinidad who sang it with his band The Carribeans as "Day De Light.

Day-O (Banana Boat Song) Original Mix. Исполнитель: Harry Belafonte. Day-o, day-o Daylight come and we want go home Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o Daylight come and we want go home. Day-o, day-o Daylight come and we want go home Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o Daylight come and we want go home Work all night on a drink of rum (Daylight come and we want go home) Stack banana 'til the morning come (Daylight come and we want go home)

This two-disc set combines highlights from his long career, including his biggest hit, "Banana Boat Song (Day O)," a defining version of Irving Burgie's gorgeous "Jamaica Farewell" from 1956, and beautifully arranged art/folk versions of "Scarlet Ribbons" and "Shenandoah," among many other gems. Innovative, intelligent, and unceasingly creative, Belafonte is long overdue for a critical reappraisal.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Banana Boat Song (Day O)
Written-By – Belafonte*, Burgess*, Attaway*
A2 Island In The Sun
Written-By – Belafonte*, Burgess*
A3 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
Written-By – Danzig*, Segal*
A4 Mary's Boy Child
Written-By – Hairston*
A5 Jump In The Line
Written-By – Somvel*
A6 Darling Corrina
Written-By – Brooks*
A7 Angelina
Written-By – Roberts*, Fisher*
B8 Danny Boy
Written-By – Weatherly*
B9 Matilda
Written-By – Span*
B10 Haiti Cherie
Written-By [Miscredited] – Trad.*Written-By [Uncredited] – Harry Belafonte, Jonny Bartels, Lord Burgess
B11 Sugar One 3:59
B12 Round The Bay Of Mexico
Written-By – Burgie*
B13 Come Back Liza
Written-By – Burgie*, Attaway*
B14 Turn Around
Written-By – Greene*, Belafonte*, Reynolds*

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – ToCo International
  • Licensed From – Intermusic S.A.
  • Licensed Through – ToCo Licensing N.V.
  • Manufactured By – Roton
  • Distributed By – SINCRON
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Movieplay S.A.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Roton
  • Copyright (c) – Intermusic S.A.
  • Copyright (c) – Roton


  • Design Concept [DTP & Design] – Marius Corneliu Rusanovschi*
  • Vocals – Harry Belafonte


B8. (based on "Londonderry air")
B11. (Copyright Control)

© 1998 Intermusic S.A. (P) 1998 Movieplay S.A.
Ⓟ 2000 Roton - România
Not for sale outside Romania

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  • Rights Society: UCMR-ADA 0A19538