"Jumbie Jamberee" is a calypso song written by
Lord Intruder(Winston O'Conner). [http://www.calypsoworld.org/noflash/songs-13.htm History of "Zombie Jamboree"] In 1953 Lord Intruder released the song as the B-side to "Disaster With Police". [http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/kaiso03.htm Lord Intruder in Kaiso No 3] The song is also known as "Zombie Jamboree" and "Back to Back". The song is sometimes credited to one "Conrad Eugene Mauge Jr", although in the introduction to the Kingston Trio's version " Lord Invaderand his Twelve Penetrators" are given credit.
Notable cover versions
Kingston Triorecorded "Zombie Jamboree" on their "...from the "Hungry i" album in 1959.
a cappella" group Rockapellahas performed with numerous versions of this song.
Harry Belafonterecorded four versions of the song (in 1962, 1964, 1966, and 1972). It first appeared on Belafonte's The Many Moods of Belafonte and later became one of his signature songs.
Bob Marleyand The Wailers recorded a version as "Jumbee Jamboree" on their 1965 album "The Toughest". [http://www.wailers.co.uk/a-z0jk.html Wailer discography]
Harry Nilssonrecorded a version of the song on his 1976 album " …That's the Way It Is". [http://www.marcharry.com/ttwii.htm That's The Way It Is]
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