Tracklist

Medium 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Island in the Sun
3:25
2 Banana Boat (Day-O)
5 3:05
3 Jamaica Farewell
5 3:05
4 Matilda, Matilda
3:40
5 Mary's Boy Child
3:00
6 Try to Remember
3:27
7 Michael Row the Boat Ashore
3:59
8 Cotton Fields
5:23
9 John Henry
3:31
10 Scarlet Ribbons
3:15
11 Mama Look-A Boo Boo
2:54
12 Hallelujah I Love Her So
2:55
13 Cocoanut Women
2:59
14 Round the Bay of Mexico
2:54
Medium 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Come Back Liza
3:08
2 This Land Is Your Land
3:02
3 When the Saints
2:59
4 Go Down Emanuel Road
3:09
5 Abraham, Martin and John
3:58
6 La Bamba
6:08
7 Come Away Melinda
2:28
8 Angelina
3:57
9 Haiti Cherie
3:19
10 Hold'em Joe
2:38
11 Man Piaba
3:51
12 A Strange Song
2:32
13 Makes Along Time Man Feel Bad
5:48
14 Don't Ever Love Me
2:49
15 Jump in the Line
3:43
16 Star-O
2:01

Credits

Medium 1

violin:
Israel Baker (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Jerome G. Kasin (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Robert Levine (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Gustave Rosseels (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Myron Sandler (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Marshall Sosson (1956-07-20) (track 5)
cello:
Ennio Bolognini (1956-07-20) (track 5)
trumpet:
Conte Candoli (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Buddy Childers (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Maynard Ferguson (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Joseph B. Wilder (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Joseph B. Wilder (1957-01-27) (track 1)
viola:
Joseph Reilich (1956-07-20) (track 5)
membranophone:
Irv Kluger (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Osie Johnson (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Kelly Martin (1955-11-09) (track 3)
flute:
Herbert Levy (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Paige Brook (flautist) (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Harold M. Jones (50s US flautist) (1957-01-26) (track 13)
James N. DeMeo (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Harold M. Jones (50s US flautist) (1957-01-27) (track 1)
guitar:
Jim Hall (US jazz guitarist, composer & arranger) (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Millard Thomas (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Millard Thomas (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Frantz Casséus (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Lord Burgess (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Millard Thomas (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Frantz Casséus (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Frantz Casséus (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Victor Messer (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Millard Thomas (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Frantz Casséus (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Victor Messer (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Millard Thomas (1957-01-27) (track 1)
bass:
Meyer "Mike" Rubin (US bassist 1930s - 1960s) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
double bass:
Eugene Wright (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Milt Hinton (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Al Hall (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Norman Keenan (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Norman Keenan (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Norman Keenan (1957-01-27) (track 1)
percussion:
Arnold Manchester (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Louis Singer (percussionist) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
saxophone:
Buddy Collette (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Jimmy Giuffre (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Harry Klee (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Bud Shank (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Herbert Stewart (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Victor Garber (50s US saxophonist) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Jules Jacob (US jazz woodwind player) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Ted Nash (40s-80s US swing reedman, uncle of the other) (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Wilbur Schwartz (1956-07-20) (track 5)
bongos:
Carlos Vidal (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Noah Rodriguez (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Noah Rodriguez (1957-01-27) (track 1)
piano:
John F. Williams Jr. (50s US soul/jazz pianist) (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Hal Hidey (1956-07-20) (track 5)
bass clarinet:
Antonio Villa (1956-07-20) (track 5)
marimba:
George Devens (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Joe Venuto (1957-01-27) (track 1)
timbales:
Frank Guerrero (1955-08-18) (track 10)
harp:
Marjorie Call (1956-07-20) (track 5)
congas:
Modesto Doran Martinez (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Alexander Cambrelen (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Mario Castillo (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Wally Fernez (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Daniel Barrajanos (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Daniel Barrajanos (1957-01-27) (track 1)
trombone:
John Haliburton (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Ed Kusby (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Si Zentner (1955-08-18) (track 10)
guitar family:
Millard Thomas (1956-07-20) (track 5)
French horn:
Attilo DePalma (1956-07-20) (track 5)
additional lyricist:
William Attaway (1955) (track 2)
Irving Burgie (1955) (track 2)
arranger:
Harry Belafonte (track 7)
choir vocals:
Charles Colman (1955-10-20) (track 2)
J. Hamilton Grandison (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Joseph Lewis (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Lord Burgess (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Brock Peters (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Sherman Sneed (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Herbert L. Stubbs (1955-10-20) (track 2)
John White (50s US vocalist) (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Gloria Wynder (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Gilbert E. Adkins (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Irving D. Barnes (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Leon Bibb (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Charles Colman (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Stephen Harbachick (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Marvin Hayes, Jr. (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Joe N. Kenyon (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Irving Burgie (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Samuel R. McCurry (1957-01-26) (track 13)
John Nielsen (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Brock Peters (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Howard A. Roberts (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings, founded the Howard Roberts Chorale) (1957-01-26) (track 13)
William Stewart (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings) (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Herbert L. Stubbs (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Leroy B. Thompson (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Rodester Timmons (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Gilbert E. Adkins (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Irving D. Barnes (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Leon Bibb (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Charles Colman (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Stephen Harbachick (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Marvin Hayes, Jr. (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Joe N. Kenyon (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Irving Burgie (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Samuel R. McCurry (1957-01-27) (track 1)
John Nielsen (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Brock Peters (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Howard A. Roberts (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings, founded the Howard Roberts Chorale) (1957-01-27) (track 1)
William Stewart (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings) (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Herbert L. Stubbs (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Leroy B. Thompson (1957-01-27) (track 1)
Rodester Timmons (1957-01-27) (track 1)
composer:
Evelyn Danzig (track 10)
Harvey Schmidt (track 6)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 2)
Harry Belafonte (tracks 1, 13)
Jester Hairston (track 5)
Lord Burgess (tracks 1, 3, 13)
conductor:
Tony Scott (bop/jazz clarinetist) (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Tony Scott (bop/jazz clarinetist) (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Will Lorin (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Robert DeCormier (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Robert DeCormier (1957-01-27) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Harry Belafonte (1955-08-18) (track 10)
Harry Belafonte (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Harry Belafonte (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Harry Belafonte (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Harry Belafonte (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Harry Belafonte (1957-01-27) (track 1)
lyricist:
Harry Belafonte (tracks 1, 13)
Jester Hairston (track 5)
Tom Jones (musical theatre lyricist) (track 6)
Lord Burgess (tracks 1, 3, 13)
Jack O. Segal (track 10)
orchestra:
Tony Scott's Orchestra & Chorus (1955-10-20) (track 2)
performer:
David Klein (1955-08-18) (track 10)
producer:
Joe Carlton (tracks 1, 13)
Herman Diaz, Jr. (track 2)
Dennis Farnon (track 5)
Henri René (tracks 5, 10)
Edward O. Welker (tracks 3, 13)
writer:
Gene Barge (track 11)
Frank Guida (track 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 7)
Jester Hairston (track 5)
publisher:
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 5)
Caribe Music Corp. (track 2)
recorded at:
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1957-01-27) (track 1)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Mary's Boy Child (arr. Langford) (track 5)
cover recording of:
Try to Remember (The Fantasticks) (track 6)
Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) (1955-08-18) (track 10)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Kuningas hän on (track 5)
Marian poika (track 5)
later versions:
Le Ruban rose (track 10)
Muistatko syyskuun (track 6)
recording of:
Mama Look a Boo Boo (track 11)
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) (Burgess/Attaway version made famous by Harry Belafonte) (1955-10-20) (track 2)
Jamaica Farewell (1955-11-09) (track 3)
Mary’s Boy Child (1956-07-20) (track 5)
Cocoanut Woman (1957-01-26) (track 13)
Island in the Sun (1957-01-27) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 5)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 5)
version of:
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) (Original folk song) (track 2)

Medium 2

trumpet:
Joseph B. Wilder (1957-01-27) (track 9)
flute:
James N. DeMeo (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Harold M. Jones (50s US flautist) (1957-01-27) (track 9)
guitar:
Frantz Casséus (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Victor Messer (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Millard Thomas (1957-01-27) (track 9)
double bass:
Norman Keenan (1957-01-27) (track 9)
bongos:
Noah Rodriguez (1957-01-27) (track 9)
marimba:
Joe Venuto (1957-01-27) (track 9)
congas:
Daniel Barrajanos (1957-01-27) (track 9)
arranger:
Lord Burgess (track 4)
Harry Belafonte (track 13)
choir vocals:
Gilbert E. Adkins (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Irving D. Barnes (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Leon Bibb (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Charles Colman (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Stephen Harbachick (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Marvin Hayes, Jr. (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Joe N. Kenyon (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Irving Burgie (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Samuel R. McCurry (1957-01-27) (track 9)
John Nielsen (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Brock Peters (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Howard A. Roberts (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings, founded the Howard Roberts Chorale) (1957-01-27) (track 9)
William Stewart (choral vocals in Harry Belafonte recordings) (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Herbert L. Stubbs (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Leroy B. Thompson (1957-01-27) (track 9)
Rodester Timmons (1957-01-27) (track 9)
composer:
Fred Hellerman (track 7)
Lord Burgess (track 9)
Stephen Somvel (track 15)
Harry Belafonte (tracks 6, 9–10)
Woody Guthrie (1940) (track 2)
Dick Holler (1968) (track 5)
conductor:
Robert DeCormier (1957-01-27) (track 9)
lead vocals:
Harry Belafonte (1957-01-27) (track 9)
lyricist:
Lord Burgess (track 9)
Stephen Somvel (track 15)
Harry Belafonte (tracks 9–10)
Dick Holler (track 5)
Frances Minkoff (track 7)
Woody Guthrie (1940) (track 2)
producer:
Joe Carlton (track 9)
writer:
Lord Burgess (track 8)
publisher:
Cherry Lane Music Co. (tracks 4, 8)
Regent Music (BMI) (track 5)
recorded at:
Webster Hall in New York, New York, United States (1957-01-27) (track 9)
cover recording of:
is based on:
Shake Shake Sonora (track 15)
is the basis for:
Jump in the Line (track 15)
later translated versions:
Esta es tu tierra (track 2)
Mae'n Wlad I Mi (track 2)
recording of:
Angelina (track 8)
Come Away Melinda (track 7)
Hold ’em Joe (track 10)
Jump in the Line (track 15)
La Bamba (track 6)
Haiti Cherie (1957-01-27) (track 9)
version of: