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I've Got a Cross-Eyed Papa

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Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri during January 1924 with Sophie Tucker vocals, accompanied by a band featuring Miff Mole trombone & leader.

*"I've Got a Cross-Eyed Papa (But He Looks Straight to Me)" was composed by Roy Ingraham, with lyrics by Billy Du Val and King Zany.

Sophie Tucker (January 13th 1884 - February 9th 1966) was a singer and comedian, one of the most popular entertainers in America during the first two-thirds of the 20th century.

She made a name for herself in a style that was known at the time as a "Coon Shouter", performing African American influenced songs. Not content with performing in the simple minstrel traditions, Tucker hired some of the best African American singers of the time to give her lessons, and hired African American composers to write songs for her act.



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