The original song does not have a race tone. But the tune of the song “Turkey in the Straw” was used by the performers in the black show and was set to very racist lyrics – and that’s how it became famous at America, writes Johnson. Ice cream parlors throughout the songs of troubadours, often played in the 1800s, are eventually turned into the tinkling of ice cream vans.
Good Humor has called on all ice cream vans to stop playing “Turkey in the straw” and said that the new tinkling made by RZA will be made available to ice cream vans nationwide. The company says tinkling will also be added to the industry’s standard ice cream truck music boxes.
“Good Humor has not owned ice cream vans since the 1970s, nor did we make” Turkey in a straw “or any other tinkling,” the company wrote in a statement. Father.
“However, as the industry leader and creator of the original ice cream van, we want to be part of the solution to this problem, especially because we work closely together. with ice cream truck drivers across the country. “