Israelite House of David - Manna Woodworth Claim ...
Years later House of David musician and conductor Manna Woodworth claimed that he wrote the House of David Blues. There may be evidence that the House of David was using it as their theme song prior to the Schoebel publication in 1923. Since Schoebel and the House of David band were continuously crossing paths he could have seen the House of David bands perform it and, without the stringent protection of modern copyright laws, simply "adapted" it to fit their needs.
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