The story goes something like this.
Robert Mitchum works in the Caribbean to make
two of his pictures in the mid-fifties just as Harry Belefonte hits it big
back in the mainland. What he brings back with him, apart from a love of
ganja that will get him into trouble with customs officials as he tryies to
return to the Continental U.S., is a love of island music. He's
approached to do an album (as almost everybody was at the time) and he asks
if he can sing calypso. According to his press agent, Bob was very flattered
when it was the first CD that Scamp did in its series of Lounge re-issues
back 'round 1997.