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.