JumpUpCalypso#8 – Harry Belafonte – “Jump in the Line” – (1961)

If it didn’t sound like it was recorded by a live band in pre-Castro Cuba, I would’ve had no idea this song was as old as it is. It’s way more upbeat than just about anything from this era. This Calypso classic was written in 1946, Belafonte did his version in ’61 and it gained huge attention in 1988 when it was featured in Beetlejuice.