[78-L] Good-Time Charlie

Dan Van Landingham danvanlandingham at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 22 00:22:33 PDT 2010

That example was one of the reasons I never got into composing.I hada this two edged sword that consisted of self doubt and the possible instance that someone in some other
partr of the world,like the jungles of Borneo,would hear my tune and come up with the sheet music of the same tune note for note.Think of George Harrison and "My Sweet Lord".It was also said that "Hello Dolly" was an out and out ripoff of a 1949 Decca recording of a song called "Sunflower" recorded by Russ Morgan's Orchestra.

From: Jeff Sultanof <jeffsultanof at gmail.com>
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Sent: Wed, April 21, 2010 8:29:17 PM
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Cuttin' Out Blues is definitely stolen from Cool Breeze. If I were the
publisher, I would have sued. Of course, this was never recorded
commercially, so maybe Dorsey was told and he stopped playing it.

Neal Hefti once told me that Rhumbacito was an accidental "borrowing" from
an Alfred Newman score. He told me that since the band played all those
theatres, he didn't realize it was that close when he wrote the piece for
Norman Granz. This was the one tune he didn't want included in a fakebook of
his tunes.

Jeff Sultanof

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:25 PM, Dan Van Landingham <
danvanlandingham at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I had the "Huckle Buck" on a Dorsey LP from the '70s.It was a great
> record.I once saw it in a Saint Vin-
> cent DePaul store in Eugene,Oregon and passed it up.I wished now I
> hadn't.The only Shavers-Dorsey
> stuff I have now is confined to a couple of LaserLight CDs from the early
> '90s on their "Jazz Collectors"
> series.One Shavers performance that comes to mind is his "The Cuttin' Out
> Blues" which sounded like a
> reworking of the trumpet solo from Coleman Hawkins' "Disorder at the
> Border" from 1944.I believe Ec-
> kstine recorded the same trumpet theme as "Cool Breeze" giving composer
> credits to Tadd Dameron.It
> was one of his National recordings as I recall.Shavers was on alot of
> Gleason's recordings for Capitol.
> What he didn't do,Bobby Hackett and Pee Wee Erwin did.
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