[Ads-l] "Irish-Jews in Japan", 1914 [was: Bazooka 1914]

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 3 17:01:36 EDT 2016


What Artemus Ward called a "goak."

JL

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> I'm more interested in who were the "Irish-Jews in Japan" in 1914, and
> secondarily how the "various  parts [of the bazooka] were captured from"
> them.  (During warfare?)
>
> Joel
>
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>       From: Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>  Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:04 AM
>  Subject: [ADS-L] Bazooka 1914
>
> San Jose [CA] Mercury Herald, Sunday Morning, Feb. 22, 1914, p. 1 col. 5.
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> ....program for the benefit of the Campbell fire department...Fred C.
> Stephens, 'instrumentalist extraordinary, featuring the one-stringed
> Japanese Bazooka" of his own make. The various parts of this instrument
> were captured from the Irish-Jews in Japan, selection, orchestra.
>
>
> Stephen Goranson
>
> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/
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