Label: EMI Records - EN5007 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
In the introduction to the Kingston Trio 's version " Lord Invader and his Twelve Penetrators" are incorrectly credited with the song instead of Lord Intruder. The oldest versions of the song refer to a jumbee jamboree.
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The switch to "Zombie Jamboree" occurred very early with King Flash's version with those lyrics coming out inonly three years after "Jumbie Jamboree" first appeared. Like many "folk" songs, there is unclear copyright in the song and many lines are variable between versions.
The third verse is the most variable with The Charmer's version discussing the local food at a previous jumbie carnival parade while Rockapella's version discusses zombies and King Kong invading various New York City landmarks.
The third verse of King Flash's version further discusses the female zombie's romantic pursuit of the singer. John Sterlingthe longtime Yankees radio announcer, routinely quotes the song after consecutive hit home runs, saying "back to back, and belly to belly!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A version of "Jumbee Jamboree" appears in the movie "Calypso Joe". The intro to the latter contained several inaccuracies. Harry Belafonte recorded five versions of the song in,and It first appeared on Belafonte's The Many Moods of Belafonte and later became one of his signature songs. It used the original lyrics of the song not the Zombie onesand also added a new chorus based Zombie Jamboree - The Spinners - Final Fling "De River Ben Come Dung" Zombie Jamboree - The Spinners - Final Fling Edric Connor a traditional Jamaican mento song.
It released as a 7-inch single and was included on the CD compilation The Toughest. Mixed Company of Yalean a cappella group from Yale Universityuses the song as their alumni song.
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