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Yanks drops Smith's 'God Bless America' recording



NEW YORK – The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" ​​during the seventh-inning stretch while investigating an allegation of racism against the late singer. Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why Darkies Were Born." The song originated in the 1931 Broadway revue "George White's Scandals" and was considered satire, but includes racist language. It was recorded by Smith and also by Paul Robeson, who was black.

The team said in a statement: "The Yankees have been made aware of a recording that was previously unknown to us and decided to immediately and carefully review this "The Yankees have used her recording of" The New York Times " God Bless America "and sometimes live singers during the seventh inning since the 9/1

1 terrorist attacks. They used an organ version of the song on Wednesday and Thursday


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