Here is an excerpt from the log:
"While the verses are Invader's, the chorus is based on another popular Lord Kitchener calypso from 1946. "Jump in the Line and Wag Your Body in Time (Victory Calypsoes, 1946: 15)
Interestingly, if you go to the website who sampled (www.whosampled.com) you will find the following record trail:
- Lord Flea in 1957 sampled 'Jump in Line' from Lord Invader's 1955 recording
- Harry Belafonte in 1961 sampled Lord Flea's 1957 version of the song
- Pitbull in 2011 sampled Harry Belafonte's 1961 version.
However, it gets more interesting and clearly shows the state of affairs in the early years. The following was sourced from http://www.mentomusic.com/flea.htm: "Shake Senora is an energetic song that was later a hit for Harry Belafonte, as "Jump In The Line". It had been recorded in the early 1950s as "Jump In The Line" by clarinetist and big band leader Woody Herman. Herman credited the composer as "traditional".
Since the original version of the song was released there have been many remakes done over the years by other calypsonians and of course American singers. The most famous of the lot is Harry Belafonte's version. However, in 2011 we have a remake done by Pitbull with help from T-Pain, Sean Paul, and Ludacris. These guys are money makers and it would be interesting to see how well this version of the song does. These singers have mass appeal in the North American Music scene especially with the 'young crowd'. Most of the music sold today is done via mp3 music downloads via the internet rather than through CD or even vinyl record sales (yes vinyl is making a comeback). If these guys can breathe new life into calypso then the legend of Lord Kitchener will continue to live on even though he left this world eleven years ago (died 02/11/2000). Long live Calypso music!
Listed below are various versions of the song, Jump in the line aka Shake Senora that you can listen to... It is quite possible that Lord Kitchener's version was never recorded. In 1946 Calypsonians were travelling to New York to record their music. Lord Kitchener apparently did not or was not able to go to New York to record the song. It is quite possible that someone out there has a recording of the song. If you do please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add it to the list below.
Here is a link to a version of the song "Calypso Behind The Wall" as done by Errol Duke aka "The Growler". This song is part of a Rounder CD of various artists entitled "Fall of Man: Calypsos on the Human Condition 1935-1941".
Listen for similarities to the song Jump in the Line: Song