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Re: Samples and looping

hound dog was written by lieber and stoller by substituting the word 
"hound dog" for the original "m-----f-----" which is what was in the big 
mama thorton original.  otherwise, the chords, melody, arrangement and 
majority of the rest of the words are as she wrote it.  this is an 
acknowledged part of music lore, just as pat boone made a whole career out 
of re-recording tracks from "race records" of the time and releasing them 
weeks after their original release to thunderous approval on the "white 
charts."  to gloss over this unfortunate chapter of music history by 
attempting to rewrite it is disgraceful.


--- On Fri, 8/28/09, Charles Zwicky <cazwicky@earthlink.net> wrote:

> From: Charles Zwicky <cazwicky@earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: Samples and looping
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Date: Friday, August 28, 2009, 10:22 AM
> Hound Dog was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller who
> also produced Big Mama Thornton's record. Elvis heard that
> and loved it. He re-recorded it.  Lieber and Stoller
> still got their royalties. :)
> > Per is arguing the law -- i.e., the law protects
> composer's rights. Louigi is arguing about what he believes
> the law should say -- the composer gets paid by whoever
> commissioned the work and after that it's fair game. So, in
> the case of Hound Dog, unless Elvis had a deal with Big Mama
> Thornton to write the song, in Louigi's world, Elvis owes
> nothing for using the song. (If I've mischaracterized the
> positions, I apologize.)
> > 
> > Mark
> -- ...
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