NYT - Folklorist's Global Jukebox Goes Digital

MARK SCHOSSOW yupduluth@msn.com
Tue Jan 31 22:40:33 EST 2012


But did the artist who gave up royalties have a chance to hear about it before the sale?



Yup say...Ya dont need to own no shoes to dance the Blues

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From: Jonny Meister
Sent: 1 Feb 2012 01:51:22 GMT
To: BLUES-L@LISTSERV.NETHELPS.COM
Subject: Re: NYT - Folklorist's Global Jukebox Goes Digital

This discussion is actually making me want to read John Szwed's book
("The Man Who Recorded The World") - - has anyone read it? -Jonny

At 11:06 AM 1/31/2012, Dick Waterman wrote:
>Here's something I've never been able to understand... an enormous
>quantity of
>these recordings were "made for hire" for the Library of Congress, in other
>words, paid for by the U.S. Government, and therefore owned by the
>citizens of
>the United States.  I don't understand how he, or his heirs, can ever claim
>ownership of this stuff.
>----------------
>Don't get me started on that, OK?
>
>Just don't get me started down that path . . .
>
>Then we'd have to discuss his hundred CDs on Rounder made from that
>material . . .
>
>There are "many" of us who believe that the more you know about Alan
>Lomax, the less there is to like . . .
>
>Dick Waterman
>1601 Buchanan Avenue
>Oxford, MS 38655

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