viernes, 8 de enero de 2010

JAMAICA FAREWELL-CHRIS DENNING


This edition from november 1978 is a fantastic disco version by Chris Denning.

Chris Denning is the artist name of Austrian Helmut Rulofs, who was born in 1955.

Helmut Rulofs is a pleasant and very creative musician. He worked together among other things with Boney M and the producer Frank Farian.

Helmut Rulofs aka Chris Denning and his wife Gisela Wuchinger aka Gilla were discovered by German producer Frank Farian who got their signed to Hansa Records in 1974.

Jamaica Farewell is famous from the album Calypso with Harry Belafonte, in fact a lot of artist has recording the song.

"Jamaica Farewell" is a famous calypso about the beauties of the West Indian Islands often believed to be called "Kingston Town" due to its mention in the lyrics.

The lyrics for the song were written by Lord Burgess (Irving Burgie). Lord Burgess was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926. His mother was from Barbados and his father was from Virginia. The song first appeared on Harry Belafonte's phenomenally successful album Calypso. It reached number fourteen on Billboard's Pop chart.

Though many, including Belafonte himself, have said that the song was popular in the West Indies since long before Burgess, it is believed that Burgess compiled and modified the song from many folk pieces to make a new song, and it is indubitable that it was Belafonte who popularised the song outside the Caribbean Islands.

Thank you very much indeed to Joan Carles Youtube channel elnoi2

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