Aside from this, he also had a second string to his bow as a singer and even co-composer of an oratorio. While other actors had voice doubles when their characters were required to sing in films, Mitchum did his own singing, and recorded an album of calypso music, Calypso - Is Like So... (1957) while filming on Tobago in the Caribbean. He had met Mighty Sparrow and Lord Invader and developed a liking for the music, to the extent that the songs employed some of the local slang inflections. Peel was sent a copy by a listener in 1987 and by his own admission played it extensively. Mitchum did not record another LP until 1967, when That Man, Robert Mitchum, Sings, an album of country songs, gave him a fair-sized hit in Little Old Wine Drinker Me. As if to endorse the actor's reputation, JP played a song by April March titled Stay Away From Robert Mitchum .
Festive Fifty Entries
Other Shows Played
- 01 April 1987: What Is This Generation Coming To? (LP - Calypso Is Like So) Capitol
- 17 April 1987 (BFBS) (Peel 057 (BFBS)): 'I Learn A Merengue, Mama (LP-Calypso - Is Like So...)' (Capitol)
- 13 August 1987 (Radio Bremen): What Is This Generation Coming To? (album - Calypso - Is Like So...) Capitol