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Israelite House of David - Written In One Hour?

         

The House of David Blues was published in 1923 by a writing team headed by Elmer Schoebel.  Together they wrote many of the most popular Jazz tunes of that era.  In a 1968 interview Schoebel related that a representative from Robbins, a New York music publisher had found them in a Chicago café and charged them with writing a tune that would capitalize on the publicity about the House of David at the time.  Schoebel claims the House of David Blues was written in one hour.

The House of David Blues was used as a theme song by the House of David bands and sport teams.
It was commercially recorded over 30 times in the early years.

The House of David Blues was published in 1923 by a writing team headed by Elmer Schoebel.  Together they wrote many of the most popular Jazz tunes of that era.  In a 1968 interview Schoebel related that a representative from Robbins, a New York music publisher had found them in a Chicago café and charged them with writing a tune that would capitalize on the publicity about the House of David at the time.  Schoebel claims the House of David Blues was written in one hour.

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