Skip to comments.Bob Dylan 's Stealing of James Damiano 's Songs
Posted on 10/21/2018 9:07:49 AM PDT by Virtuefilmsltd
Few artists can lay claim to the controversy that has surrounded the career of songwriter James Damiano. Twenty-two years ago James Damiano began an odyssey that led him into a legal maelstrom with Bob Dylan that, to this day, fascinates the greatest of intellectual minds.
As the curtain rises on the stage of deceit we learn that CBS used songs and lyrics for international recording artist, Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan's name is credited to the songs. One of those songs is nominated for a Grammy as best rock song of the year. Ironically the title of that song is Dignity.
Since auditioning for the legendary CBS Record producer John Hammond, Sr., who influenced the careers of music industry icons Billy Holiday, Bob Dylan, Pete Seger, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan, James has engaged in a multimillion dollar copyright infringement law suit with Bob Dylan.
It is uncontested by Bob Dylan and or Bob Dylan's law firms Manatt, Phelps & Phillips ,Parcher Hayes & Snyder, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Heck Brown and Sherry that Bob Dylan and people in Bob Dylan's entourage have solicited James Damiano's songs and music for over ten years.
Bob Dylan 's Stealing of James Damiano 's Songs
Registered in 2012 and makes first-ever post six years later? Hmm.
Fascinates the greatest of intellectual minds...
Dylan has probably said something nice about Pres. Trump.
One of the reasons Bob Dylan had reservations about accepting a Nobel prize. The Swedes are not terribly bright but even they don’t like being fooled by plagiarists.
its stoney when you’re riding in your car
its stoney when you take it little far
its stoney when you steal sumbody’s song
its stoney when you’re caught and its wrong
you should not feel so all alone
everybody must get stoned
Well, it’s actually 6½ years later, literally. Wonder what the motivation is?
Maybe we should call for the artist in question to revert to his real last name, Zimmerman, too.
And I thought Sagman, Bennett, Robbins, Oppenheim and Taft was a lot to remember.
Saturday Night Live 1980
Dylan & Guthrie
Woody Guthrie ..David Carradine
Bob Dylan ..Patrick Weathers
[ open on interior, Woody Guthries hospital room, as Guthrie strums his guitar ]
Nurse: [ entering ] Excuse me. Excuse me, Mr. Guthrie, but that young Mr. Dylan is here to see you. Now, would you like me to tell him to leave?
Woody Guthrie: Nahhh. Send the kid in.
Nurse: Okay, okay
Woody Guthrie: He makes me laugh, you know? It take a lot to laugh. It takes a train to cry.
Nurse: Thats right. [ calling into the hallway ] Okay, you can come in.
[ Bob Dylan saunters in with his guitar ]
Bob Dylan: Hey! Hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song!
Nurse: Please, please. Quiet, please. This is a hospital.
[ the Nurse exits the room ]
Bob Dylan: Gee whiz! I didnt mean to upset your nurse none.
Woody Guthrie: Aww, thats just like a woman, kid! But dont think twice, its alright.
[ Dylan writes these sage words across the top of his guitar ]
Woody Guthrie: What are you doing, writing a book?
Bob Dylan: Dont mind me, Woody just keep on a-talking.
Woody Guthrie: Ah, yeah. Well Im just blowing in the wind these days. Hell, I feel like Im a-knock-knock-knocking on Heavens door. But I dont know, I I just keep hoping I shall be released.
Bob Dylan: Hmm
Woody Guthrie: Its like I was saying to Mick Jagger the other day: I cant get no satisfaction!
Bob Dylan: Who?
Woody Guthrie: You dont know him, hes a complete unknown. Hes like a rolling stone.
Bob Dylan: Yeah. I can relate to that. Im a complete unknown, no direction home.
Woody Guthrie: Like a rolling stone?
Bob Dylan: Yeah.
Woody Guthrie: How does it feel?
Bob Dylan: Its alright.
Woody Guthrie: Hey, thats right! I said that to Ray Charles just the other day. [ he pauses ] Whatd I say?
Bob Dylan: Its alright.
Woody Guthrie: Yeah! Its alright! I said it to him a whole BUNCH of times!
Bob Dylan: Yeah. Hey, Woody, uh listen to this song I wrote for you here. [ he strums his guitar ands sings ] Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song. What you think?
Woody Guthrie: Well, kid, you may not have much as a writer, but, uh you got a great VOICE! Listen, do it more like this. Uh [ strumming and singing ] Heyyyy, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a SONG!
Bob Dylan: [ enunciating ] I wrote you a SONG!
Woody Guthrie: Yeah! Yeah!
[ the Nurse re-enters, appalled ]
Nurse: I dont believe you!
Woody Guthrie: It aint me, babe! Oh, no, no, no, it aint me!
Nurse: Well, Im sorry, but its time for your sedative.
Woody Guthrie: [ to Dylan ] Ah, you see, kid? Theyll stone you when youre playing your guitar.
[ Dylan writes this down ]
Nurse: Well, you must not feel so all alone. Everybody must get stoned, as you put it.
Bob Dylan: Hey. Can I stick around and see if he talks in his sleep?
Nurse: Now, look lights out an hour early tonight. Remember, its Daylight Savings.
[ the nurse exits the room ]
Woody Guthrie: Well, kid
Together: The times, they are a-changing!
[ the camera pulls out on the set, with SUPER: Coming Up: The Immoral Minority ] [ fade ]
Posted on October 8, 2018
Years ago, Joni Mitchell even called Dylan out by calling him a plagiarist, and saying his voice and his name are fake. Ouch!
Weird Al Yankovic-Bob
That website and article are pretty awful. I lost interest in trying to determine whether there might be something to this before I could get through the article!
There’s a saying in the pop music business: If you can’t write, copyright.
But Dylan added something special to the songs he was influenced by. You can’t be an island, you have to build on what went before. How much is too much?
Joni Mitchell is a different kind of singer, more original I grant her that.
Even back in the day there was question if Dylan wrote all or even much of his lyrics.
No, no, I was spoofing him, not you.
He used the line about ‘fascinating the world’s greatest intellectual minds’.
Thank goodness that mind isn’t producing lyrics for anybody.
I meant no disrespect to you.
Maybe because there are a few lawsuits going on now in this area?
Welcome to Free Republic. Finally!
Never mind Dewey, Cheatham and Howe.
Ohmygosh, that’s hilarious!
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