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M. Ted (inactive) 'Dirty' songs recorded in the 1950's (34) RE: BS: 'Dirty' songs recorded in the 1950's 20 Oct 00


I am familiar with the Oscar Brand albums, and am not sure what the problem that people have with them is--I had heard many of his songs sung "in the wild" so to speak, with lyrics that are fairly close--Is the feeling that he changed lyrics enough to make them copyrightable?

The "public" world of the 50's was much sanitized--everything that had gone on before continued to go on, but it was slightly out of sight, and for effect, every once in a while, they would drag some poor guy through a public humiliation, often including the loss of job, family, and occasionally jail, for some insignificant "vice"--the favorite trick of the persecutors, as mentioned above, to tie everything together--Communism, drugs, pornography, homsexuality, and Rock and Roll----

It seems like it was only yesterday--


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