José Ramón Reachi Fayad was born in Mexico on March 5, 1903, the son of Antonio Reachi and María Fayad. The Reachis were a family of Syrian origin that settled in the area of Chilpancingo, in the state of Guerrero, in the mountains of the Sierra Madre del Sur. José Ramón had at least 11 brothers and sisters. Don Antonio had a store in the center of town, and also traded silver from the mining area.
From July 21 through July 26, 1924, Anton Scibilia premiered his new revue, Land of Joy, at the Orpheum in Allentown, PA. The revue consisted mostly of Spanish song and dance numbers, which were accented by Bill Adams, a comedian that joked about his difficulties trying to communicate with the many beautiful “señoritas”.
Scibilia’s revue was not really new. From Land of Tango Scibilia brought Matilde Carpos and cuban Heriberta Martínez. From Dreamy Spain he drew Fidel Irazábal and Mlle Emilia Delirio, who danced the Apache and the Tango, and Señorita Albertini, a Spanish soprano. Even the plot and the comedian were inherited from Land of Tango.
3. The fascinating blog "The American Menu" by Henry Voigt