"Jamaica Farewell" is a famous calypso about the beauties of the West Indian Islands.
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".
Though many, including Belafonte himself, have said that the song was popular in the West Indies since long before Burgess… read more