Montego Bay: BOBBY BLOOM

Australian singles charts:
Montego Bay entered the Kent charts on 19 October 1970 and peaked at #9. It was the #63 song on the Top 100 of 1970.

Jeff Barry, Bobby Bloom, Richard Rodgers*, Oscar Hammerstein II*

Jeff Barry

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Montego Bay was produced and co-written by prolific hit-maker Jeff Barry.
The song features a whistler and Jamaican instruments to illustrate the city of Montego Bay in a calypso genre.
Montego Bay is the capital of the parish of St. James in Jamaica. It is a popular tourist destination featuring duty-free shopping, a cruise line terminal and several beaches and resorts.
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Bobby Bloom said of the city of Montego Bay when introducing the song: “It has a certain peacefulness that really sticks in your mind. It’s the kind of a place that makes you write songs about it.”
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*In the master recording of the song, Bloom breaks into a chorus of Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (from Oklahoma!) at the end of the recording, hence the songwriting credit to Rodgers and Hammerstein.


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