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Sebastian From The Little Mermaid
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Studio album by
Samuel E. Wright (as Sebastian)
Released 1990
Recorded 1989-90
Studio Grove Music Studios, Ochos Rios, Jamaica
Genre Calypso, reggae
Label Walt Disney
Producer Don Mizell
Samuel E. Wright (as Sebastian) chronology
The Little Mermaid
(1989)
Sebastian From The Little Mermaid
(1990)
Sebastian: Party Gras!
(1991)
 Professional ratings
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars

Sebastian From The Little Mermaid (credited as Disney's Sebastian) is the first of three original albums inspired by Disney's The Little Mermaid film. Many of the songs are cover versions of classic calypso or reggae songs. All of the songs are performed by Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian the crab with the exception of "Dancing Mood" and "Dance the Day Away", which are two of the hit singles written by the album's notable producer, Grammy winner Don Mizell (Ray Charles, "Genius Loves Company" Album of the Year 2005) and performed by Jodi Benson as Ariel, who also joins Sebastian on "Day-O". Jason Marin plays the speaking role of Flounder in the beginning of some tracks. The album was recorded in Jamaica and the reggae group Third World performs rhythm tracks and background vocals

Track listing

  1. "Arise" (Michael Cooper)
  2. "Three Little Birds" (Bob Marley)
  3. "You Can Get It If You Really Want" (Jimmy Cliff)
  4. "Music Sweet" (Winston Bailey)
  5. "Hot, Hot, Hot" (Alphonsus Cassell)
  6. "Under the Sea" (Howard Ashman, Alan Menken)
  7. "Dancing Mood" (Alphonsus Cassell)
  8. "Dance the Day Away" (Don Mizell, Leonard Jones)
  9. "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" (Irving Burgie, William Attaway)
  10. "Take This Song" (William Clarke, Micheal Cooper, Stephen Coore, Richard Daley, Kenny Gamble, Cladine Nesbeth, William Stewart)
  11. "Jamaica Farewell" (Irving Burgie)

Personnel

Sebastian Vocals: Sam Wright

Ariel Vocals: Jodi Benson

Rhythm tracks and background vocals performed by Third World:

Ibo Cooper: synthesizers, background vocals

Cat Coore: guitar, background vocals

Richie Daley: bass

Willie Stewart: drums, percussion

Bunny Rugs Clarke: background vocals

Additional background vocals: Pam Hall, J.C. Lodge, Nadine Sutherland, Judy Emmanuel and Leonard Jones

Additional background vocals on Three Little Birds by the children of St. Johns Preparatory School, Ochos Rios, Jamaica

Dave Madden: trumpet

Glen Dacosta: sax

Bubbles Cameron: trombone

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