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In particular addressed to Malcolm Rockwell, but shared with everyone,
there's this:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/1916s-song-of-the-summer-was-the-fakehawaiian-tune-yaka-hula-hickey-doola

My feeling is that this is sort of bad musicology. You can read the history
this way, but along with the faddish Tin Pan Alley stuff an awful lot of
fine,
authentic Hawaiian music also appeared on records and in print in 1916 and
they don't mention that. And I do not think "Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula" is
'worse' than Justin Timberlake. Just my thoughts,

David Neal Lewis