[Dixielandjazz] Stolen tunes

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Sat Dec 3 10:55:55 PST 2005

There is a lot of information on "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die  
Rag" (from Country Joe McDonald's point of view) at his website:  
I like both versions  - I am a veteran of the Viet Nam war and also  
lived near Bezerkeley, CA in the '60s...

Dave Richoux
On Dec 3, 2005, at 9:28 AM, Jim O'Briant wrote:

> Mike wrote:
>> I wasn't aware Ory stole tunes. Can you
>> explain this a little further?
> There was recently a discussion here about an alleged tune plagiarism
> involving Kid Ory -- though in this case he was said to be the  
> victim rather
> than the plagiarist.  The original tune was Muskrat Ramble; the  
> song based
> on it was one whose name I forget, but it was a 1960's anti-war  
> song by, I
> think, Country Joe and the Fish.  ("For it's one, two, three, what  
> are we
> fightin' for.....)
> The copyright infringement lawsuit was decided in favor of Joe  
> McDonald.  I
> think that the plagiarism was obvious and that this was a  
> miscarriage of
> justice.
> Jim O'Briant
> Gilroy, CA

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