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Thread #36282   Message #3156757
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
18-May-11 - 10:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Small Island
Subject: RE: Origins: Small Island
I don't think Harry Belafonte would want to record this. For one thing this song has an anti-immigration theme. Part of Irving Burgie's songwriting is based on his arrangement of older songs. Even some of his original songs borrow other tunes.
i.e. "Jamaica Farewell" is "Iron Bar" slowed down, with different lyrics.