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Thread #61495 Message #4175538
Posted By: GUEST
26-Jun-23 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Jamaica Farewell: History?
Subject: RE: Origins: Jamaica Farewell: History?
choucoune was first recorded by katherine dunam in 1945. for folks out there who want my story of this song this recording does not exist anymore more. when yellow bird became famous madeleine keef and alun sherwin wrote the words we know today for the norman luboff choir in 1957.at the same time harry belafonte recorded don't ever love me written by irving burgie who had recorded yellow bird but did not think to give it to belafonte at all. harry had a string of hits like banana boat song and iland in the sun but i don't think don't ever love me made the charts at all when i first heard this song it was on a cd of harry's music and that is how i first heard don't ever love me. just early on this year harry belafonte died.