Music: Coca in Calypso

The catchy little ditty called Rum & Coca-Cola has been banned by all four major networks, but it is sweeping the U.S. Its sheet-music sales have climbed to a whopping 37,000 a day. Recordings of it by the Andrews Sisters and others are selling like cigarets.

Rum & Coca-Cola has been banned from the radio on two counts: 1) free advertising for a well-known soft drink, 2) the reference to rum and the general lustiness of the lyrics might corrupt the youth of the land. As sung in Trinidad, in its native state, the song might have been censored with more cause....

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