Wednesday, December 04, 2013

"Father Was Right" Song Sung by Rube Goldberg

Start at the 6:23 mark to skip the background detail on Pathe Records. It's not a very good recording The poster, Music Box Boy, says that Rube stood too far from the microphone.  But it's a fun song nonetheless, and a rare chance to hear the voice of the first president of the National Cartoonists Society.

Related: there's a new book THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG, written by his granddaughter Jennifer, with an introduction by Adam Gopnick. It's published by Abrams. Here's a video of the cool cover contraption:

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