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  •  Did he at some time have to sell the rights? (1+ / 0-)
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    or was it legally stolen from him right at the start? he was part of the wave of artists that straddled the old rip off era and the later era that was less exploitative.... originally musicians had their songs and recordings signed away in the crooked stingy contracts they had to take... and then things improved (started with the Beatles) and artists got a fairer return on their stuff... but Black artists were often ripped off for a while longer. Did Al get a fair deal and does he get the max royalties from this particular song? Of course even today labels, producers, agents, accountants rip off musicians and songwriters.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 04:42:29 PM PDT

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