Personnel includes: Harry Belafonte (vocals); Millard Thomas (guitar); Tony Scott & His Orchestra.
Producers: Herman Diaz, Jr., E.O. Welker, Joe Reisman, Henri Rene.
Reissue producer: Chick Crumbpacker.
Includes liner notes by William Attaway.
Digitally remastered by Dick Baxter (1992, BMG Recording Studios, New York, New York).
Belafonte's third and most successful chart album was full of the kind of folksy and calypso-style songs that made him one of the show business sensations of the late 1950s. Two of them, "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" and "Jamaica Farewell", were hit singles as well. The album itself spent 72 weeks in the US Top 40, 31 of them at #1, and made history by becoming the first 33 1/3 rpm LP by a solo artist to sell a million copies.
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