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GUEST,keberoxu Obit:Jay Black of Jay and the Americans(1938-2021) (11) RE: Obit:Jay Black of Jay and the Americans(1938-2021) 25 Oct 21


Well and truly put in my place here,
and yet I would have felt worse for NOT daring to request.

It's true that I'm not in Mudcatter Jim Dixon's lead
(he worked hard on the Lyric thread for
Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman 's
Save the Last Dance for Me, here at the Mudcat Cafe).
So I didn't presume to do what Jim Dixon does.

My position is that I appreciate the emphasis, at the Mudcat,
not only on songs but also on songwriters.
I enjoy the perpetual controversy around Bob Dylan,
to whom Doc Pomus gave his blessing.
And as it is possible for readers of Jay Black's obit thread,
in some cases, not to be aware of who wrote This Magic Moment,
it does seem to me right to give credit where credit is due.

As for Doc Pomus
(he adopted that name so that his mother wouldn't know that
he was up to disreputable music making as a young man),
if we can't share the wealth of his lyrics here,
maybe there are other ways to celebrate him at the Mudcat.
A thread, perhaps,
on the documentary filmed by his daughter, Sharyn Felder ...


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