I've Never Seen A Straight Banana

Album: Charleston Days (1926)
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  • According to a contemporary issue of the Melody Maker, British music publisher Lawrence Wright sold the rights of this novelty song to Irving Berlin Inc. on a trip to New York; Wright was there as his alter ego Horatio Nicholls during which time he produced "Shepherd Of The Hills", the first truly international song.
  • "I've Never Seen A Straight Banana" was written by Ted Waite, published in the UK as Lawrence Wright No 1685, and retailed for the princely sum of sixpence. The copy held by the British Library is stamped received by the British Museum Library (as it then was) 19 NOV 26. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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  • Michael from Mcfarland, WiErnest Hare recorded many discs in the 1920s with Billy Jones, one half of the Happiness Boys. Hare was known to perform in blackface, a trend in Vaudeville that would be seen as incredibly offensive today. The songs are amusing and very racist.
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