Irving Burgie Net Worth
Irving Burgie made money by Musicians niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Irving Burgie earned $84 Million. Exact sum is $84000000.
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Birth date: July 28, 1924
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Education: University of Arizona, University of Southern California
Albums: The Father of Modern Calypso
Wikipedia Source: Irving Burgie
Irving Louis Burgie, better known as Lord Burgess, is an American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York. His mother was from Barbados and his father was from Virginia. He is best known for the song Jamaica Farewell, for which he wrote the lyrics. It was recorded by Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Buffett, Carly Simon and others. Burgie is the composer of 34 songs for Harry Belafonte, including eight of the eleven songs on the Belafonte album Calypso, which reached #1 on the Billboard charts. It was the first album of any kind to sell one million copies. In 1955, Burgie and William Attaway wrote a version of the lyrics for Banana Boat Song for the Colgate Comedy Hour, which was performed by Belafonte. This is the version that is by far the best known to listeners today, as it reached number five on the Billboard charts in 1957 and later became his signature song.