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    Quote Originally Posted by owengriffiths View Post
    Id be interested to know what happened with J Dilla's Donuts album, there's certainly no songwriting credits for the sampled songs. And recently a compilation of the original songs was released
    Too many samples and not enough sales to go round, i'd guess.

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    what producers are meant to do, legally speaking, has never actually translated to reality. the old school hip hop ethic was all about flaunting the rules and doing whatever the fuck you wanted in the name of sick new music; flying in the face of the establishment and the music industry. it's more of an issue with timbaland because he's raking it in, but again, that's the hip hop dream, just like all the kids working on the corners - being able to make money without going through all the crap normal people have to.

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    i didn't read the 1st post but timbaland has also been accused of stealing an 8 bit track from Finland i think. its all over youtube.

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    i'll just steal some of timbo's music to compensate - that'll learn 'im..

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry_abs View Post
    i'll just steal some of timbo's music to compensate - that'll learn 'im..
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    what a time you chose to be born..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack View Post
    Lots of Muddy's songs were written by Willie Dixon...*goes off to check*...the LPs I've got with that track both credit to McKinley Morganfield, Muddy's real name. he died in 83 which should mean it's still copyrighted, I think.
    Willie Dixon was the in house producer at Chess records.He was smart enough to claim composers credit for a great deal of songs that were traditional in origin or written by other people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Dixon

    ''David Johansen tells a story about how Dixon used to offer meals to songwriters newly in Chicago from the Delta in exchange to rights for their songs. Johansen claims Hoochie Coochie Man was one such song and called Dixon 'The Vampire of the Blues'.''


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyro View Post
    Willie Dixon was the in house producer at Chess records.He was smart enough to claim composers credit for a great deal of songs that were traditional in origin or written by other people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Dixon

    ''David Johansen tells a story about how Dixon used to offer meals to songwriters newly in Chicago from the Delta in exchange to rights for their songs. Johansen claims Hoochie Coochie Man was one such song and called Dixon 'The Vampire of the Blues'.''


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    I'd never heard that before, thanks. Does that mean the grandchildren of some unknown blues man are owed zillions over Whole Lotta Love?

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    ''David Johansen tells a story about how Dixon used to offer meals to songwriters newly in Chicago from the Delta in exchange to rights for their songs. Johansen claims Hoochie Coochie Man was one such song and called Dixon 'The Vampire of the Blues'.''
    Likewise Alan Freed used to play songs on his shows in exchange for song-writing credits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack View Post
    I'd never heard that before, thanks. Does that mean the grandchildren of some unknown blues man are owed zillions over Whole Lotta Love?

    Thousands of people paying big bucks to stand in a muddy field,listening to songs written by dead sharecropper's has an ironic ring to it,dont you think?.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack View Post
    I'd never heard that before, thanks. Does that mean the grandchildren of some unknown blues man are owed zillions over Whole Lotta Love?
    So Dixon might not even have written 'You Need Love'? Slightly perverse that he managed to get cash out of Led Zeppelin over WLL, if that's the case!
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    No doubt song-buying was a common practice. Bobby Bland's records are all credited to 'D Malone', a non-existent man invented by Don Robey to snaffle up songwriter's rights for a pittance. (Vimothy will probably be on in a mo to explain how this is all for the best in the best of all worlds).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    So Dixon might not even have written 'You Need Love'? Slightly perverse that he managed to get cash out of Led Zeppelin over WLL, if that's the case!
    That could well be the case.Only the true rats get fat in the music game LOL!


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    http://www.cocaineblunts.com/blunts/?p=3924

    more in the comments boxes about timbaland/dnb etc.

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    Those Two Fingers tunes aren't much cop, the second one just sounds like a lamer version of what Supercollider were doing ten years ago. It's all a bit too serious and tastefully "dark", the beauty of the best Timb productions is in the hooks and the fun, even the straight out goofiness sometimes.

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