Mudcat Café message #3281026 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142290   Message #3281026
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
28-Dec-11 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add/Req: Wheel, oh, Matilda
Subject: RE: Lyr Add/Req: Wheel, oh, Matilda
Thanks, Q, I appreciate the references.

I begin to be uncertain whether Belafonte ever did record this. I have a distinct memory of hearing him sing it in the 1950s, on record, but I could be mistaken—a checklist of his recorded songs seems not to have it under any conceivable title.

The question then is, if I didn't hear it from him, who was the source? I would have thought the distinctive pop-calypso arrangement I heard could have come from no one else, and in those days I hadn't heard much other calypso.

I'd love to identify that pop record, its singer, and its lyrics. Any non-Belafonte thoughts?

Best, Bob