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The HAPPINESS BOYS, SINCE HENRY FORD APOLOGIZED TO ME, PASTAFAZOOLA

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Playing Forgotten Music of the old 78 records      S3productions presents 10-24-2017

The HAPPINESS BOYS, SINCE HENRY FORD APOLOGIZED TO ME, PASTAFAZOOLA

 All credit due to the artist, musicians and Record Companies. No profit or income derived from this podcast. Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners?  Contact me at: www.facebook.com/s3productions2 or curthahn74@yahoo.com

Victor Records 20925 VE Series Orthophonic recording

A:  SINCE HENRY FORD APOLOGIZED TO ME

Composers Stamper-MacDonald-Rose

Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me, is a response to events surrounding Ford’s newspaper, the Dearborn Independent. One of the largest publications in the US in the 20’s, it printed many anti-semitic articles, “The International Jew” among them.  Ford would later issue a statement apologizing for claims.Enter Billy Jones and Ernest Hare, the Happiness Boys, with a tongue-quite-in-cheek forgiveness.  Soundbits.org

B: PASTAFAZOOLA

Composers Sabini-Clark Van Schenck

Pastafazoola is a 1927 novelty song written by the early 20th-century American songwriting duo of Van and Schenck. , pasta fagioli, "peasant fare" of pasta and navy beans.  The Happiness Boys, who used a humorous, fake Italian accent. The latter was recorded on October 13, 1927 at the Edison Studios in New York City fVictor Talking Machine Company label under record number 20925  wikipedia

The HAPPINESS BOYS Billy Jones, Ernest Hayes

Dave Kaplan at the Piano

The Happiness Boys was a popular radio program of the early 1920s. It featured the vocal duo of tenor Billy Jones and bass/baritone Ernie Hare, who sang novelty songs. They began on radio October 18, 1921 on WJZ (Newark, New Jersey), where they were sponsored by the chain of Happiness Candy stores.

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