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  Yates, George
Yellow Bird
 
  Yates, George
Leader of Desperadoes during the 1940 and 1950s.
 
  Oberhaupt der Desperadoes während 1940 bis 1950.
  Yellow Bird
Jamaicans and Trinidadians, both claiming that the song originated on their island, when in fact they were both wrong. The true origins of the favorite Caribbean song "Yellow Bird" are in Haiti. The real name was "Shukun", had a great significance in Haiti, and it was over a hundred years old when it became popular in the 60's. Almost none of the other 'island songs' came from the island! Most of them, like "Jamaica Farewell", "Island in the Sun", "Matilda", "Day'O", etc., were written by jewish New Yorkers, for some Harry Belafonte movies, (late 50's or early 60's). Movies like "Fire down Below" and "Island in the Sun". Most people have no idea that these are not really island songs at all, but rather Hollywood interpretations of island music.
 
  Jamaica und Trinidad, beide behaupten der berühmte Song stamme von ihrer Insel. Anscheinend ist es aber ein traditionelles Volkslied aus Haiti, und wurde unter dem Namen "Shukun" schon seit über 100 Jahren gesungen als es in den 60ern popularisiert wurde. Von den anderen typischen 'Island Songs' kommt fast keiner wirklich von den Inseln. Die meisten wurden in New York für Harry Belafontes Filme komponiert, und sind Hollywood Interpretationen des Island Feelings.

 

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