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Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)

Music by Conrad Eugene Mauge

Originally Performed by Rockapella

"Jumbie Jamberee" is a calypso song credited to Conrad Eugene Mauge, Jr.[ In 1953 Lord Intruder released the song as the B-side to "Disaster With Police". The song is also known as "Zombie Jamboree" and "Back to Back". In the introduction to the Kingston Trio's version "Lord Invader and his Twelve Penetrators" are incorrectly credited with the song instead of Lord Intruder.

The oldest versions of the song refer to a jumbee jamboree. Jumbies are evil spirits who were thought to cause wild dancing in their victims. The song's references to Carnival also suggest a connection to the Moko jumbie, a protecting spirit figure represented during Carnival on Trinidad by stilt walkers and dancers. The switch to "Zombie Jamboree" occurred very early with King Flash's version with those lyrics coming out in 1956, only three years after "Jumbie Jamboree" first appeared.

    Release Date: 1953


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon : Contemporary A Cappella Songbook I : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999416497 : 0793595290 : 08741649

Deke Sharon : Contemporary A Cappella Songbook I

Designed to be introductory primers for high school or other beginning groups, the Contemporary A Cappella Association Songbooks nonetheless adhere to a fine musical standard (unlike some beginning arrangements, which can be watered down and unsatisfying). There are informative performance notes and recommendations for transposing parts, to permit performance by all male or female ensembles. In addition, a discography suggests definitive recordings of these popular songs, which can help facilitate the learning process and educate the ear. Easy to use, the CASA songbooks are an excellent resource.

Songlist: Good Old Acapella, Under the Boardwalk, In the Still of the Nite (I'll Remember), Only You (And You Alone), Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back), Silhouettes, The Longest Time, Up On The Roof, Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

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Voicing: SATB | 1002b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella


3 Men and a Melody : Strictly Barber Doo Wop : 00  1 CD

3 Men and a Melody : Strictly Barber Doo Wop

With the 1998 Central States District Championship and some international competition successes under their belts, the 4 young men who are 3 Men & A Melody have decided to bring their powerful, intricate harmonies into the recording studio. 12 songs, some of our favorites: "Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy," ""In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Send In the Clowns," "Route 66," "Zombie Jamboree" and Harry Connick, Jr.'s "Recipe For Making Love." "Strictly" is a fun, energetic CD, very much like 3MAAM's live show, we would guess, and we're expecting big things of these guys.

Songlist: Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy, R.O.C.K in the U.S.A, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Happy Together, I Can't Get Next To You, Send In The Clowns, Route 66, There Goes My Heart, Galileo, The Way You Look Tonight, Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back), Recipe for Making Love

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5373c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back) : TBB : Kirby Shaw : Conrad Eugene Mauge : Rockapella :  1 CD : 00215024 : 888680664138

Kirby Shaw : Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)

Now available for TBB! Recorded by the Kingston Trio and Rockapella, this spooky classic is a great novelty change of pace that is perfect for show and pop groups alike.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Conrad Eugene Mauge Performed By: Rockapella

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00215024 | Showtrax CD Available


Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back) : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Conrad Eugene Mauge : Rockapella : Sheet Music : 08202103 : 884088144746

Kirby Shaw : Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)

Recorded by the Kingston Trio and Rockapella, this spooky classic is a great novelty change of pace that is perfect for show and pop groups alike. Available separately: SATB, SAB and 2-Part. Instrumental ePak includes parts for Trumpet 1, 2, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar (nylon string), Bass and Drums. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 3:50

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Conrad Eugene Mauge Performed By: Rockapella

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202103 | Showtrax CD Available


Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back) : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Conrad Eugene Mauge : Rockapella : Sheet Music : 08202104 : 884088144753

Kirby Shaw : Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)

Recorded by the Kingston Trio and Rockapella, this spooky classic is a great novelty change of pace that is perfect for show and pop groups alike.Available separately: SATB, SAB and 2-Part. Instrumental ePak includes parts for Trumpet 1, 2, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar (nylon string), Bass and Drums. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 3:50

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Conrad Eugene Mauge Performed By: Rockapella

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202104 | Showtrax CD Available


Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back) : 2-Part : Kirby Shaw : Conrad Eugene Mauge : Rockapella : Sheet Music : 08202105 : 884088144760

Kirby Shaw : Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)

Recorded by the Kingston Trio and Rockapella, this spooky classic is a great novelty change of pace that is perfect for show and pop groups alike.Available separately: SATB, SAB and 2-Part. Instrumental ePak includes parts for Trumpet 1, 2, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar (nylon string), Bass and Drums. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 3:50

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Conrad Eugene Mauge Performed By: Rockapella

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202105 | Showtrax CD Available

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