Saturday, 13 November 2010

Reader's Choice: Harry Belafonte 'Island in the Sun'

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As we warned you yesterday, this is the first in a new series of Readers' Choice items to appear regularly on Saturdays. This particular one was Prospero's idea to start the ball rolling, where we ask you to send in a link or even just a mention of the first record you ever bought, which we'll try to find if you can't. For Prosp, Harry Belafonte's Calypso LP (remember those?) started a lifelong interest in Afro Caribbean music as well as a thorough distaste for racial discrimination of any kind, principally through Belafonte's invo;lvement in the anti-apartheid movement of the 60s and 70s. This song was included in the album.

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