Juanita Banana (song)
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|Single by The Peels|
Stateside 513 (UK)
|Producer(s)||"A (Tash) Howard/Smith Production"|
"Juanita Banana" is a novelty song adaptation from Mexican folk music by Tash Howard and Murray Kenton. The song, which tells the story of a Mexican banana farmer's daughter with operatic ambitions and whose chorus is an adaptation of "Caro Nome" from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto, was originally released in the United States in 1966.
The original release of "Juanita Banana" was performed by The Peels, a studio group assembled by co-writer Tash Howard, who also co-produced the single. The Peels consisted of Gail Allan (22), Bill Spilka (25) and Harvey Davis (23). and Harold Swart Howard also wrote "Juanita Banana Part 2" for The Peels as a follow-up release later in the same year.
- "Hills, The – Juanita Banana / Fun (Austrian release)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
- "The Peels Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
- The Juanita Banana phenomenon at Poparchives
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