Belafonte Calypso RD-27107 - (Condition - 90-95%) - LP Record
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 stayed for 11
consecutive weeks.The first track "Day-O (Banana Boat Song)"
largely contributed to the success of the album and it is still the song for
which Harry Belafonte is best known, reaching number five on Billboard's Pop
chart.It is a traditional Jamaican folk song, not a calypso, sung 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 me wan' go
home.")The third track, "Jamaica Farewell", is a calypso folk
song about the beauties of the West Indian islands and a love left behind.
This was the first album on which it was published. It reached number 14 on
Billboard's Pop chart, becoming the second hit from the album.