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Thread #23396   Message #261644
Posted By: Jim the Bart
20-Jul-00 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs that will pass for 'Pop'
Subject: RE: Folksongs that will pass for 'Pop'
It seems that you can do almost anything to almost any song as long as you don't make any money doing it. As soon as there is a dime on the table the legal eagles (or are they vulutures?) start to swoop in.

By the way, I was going to add this to the Merle Watson thread, but it actually fits better here. Did you know that John Oates, of Hall and Oates, wrote "Deep River Blues"? I know this because I read it on the label of one of their albums (Past Times Gone, or something like that). I thought that was odd, considering I heard Doc doing that song way back in 1969 on the live album he did with Merle on Verve. I guess Bob Dylan isn't the only one who gets credit for songs what ain't his'n.

pax vobiscum