[Ads-l] Possible area for JAZZ antedating

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 6 03:59:42 UTC 2015

On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 7:40 AM, Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:

> It's intriguing that there's this conscious competition for the claim to
> the thing/name already at that point. . .

It's a continuing tradition:

Arsenio Rodriguez and Perez Prado fighting over the mambo; Enrique Jorrin
and Ninon Mondejar fighting over the cha-cha-cha; Henry Ballard and Chubby
Checker fighting over the twist; "Louie, Louie" traced back with far less
rancor than usual  to "Amarren el Loco" by Jose Fajardo, etc. Even the
Beatles were successfully sued for plagiarism, though Apple lost its fight
to block Windows.

As Jimmy Durante used to say, "Everybody wants to get into the act!"
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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