[Harp-L] Re: plagarism

Copying other artists has always been a part of the blues. All the greats have done it. And I doubt that anyone can exactly copy Little Walter or Sonny Boy. Many players try to and some come close.


> I heard a well known harmonica player last weekend and found 
> that this 
> person was taking solos note-for-note from Sonny Boy II and 
> Little Walter 
> and inserting them into other songs without attribution, 
> therefore passing 
> them off as original improvisations. I consider this musical 
> plagarism, 
> probably commited to cover up a deficiency in improvising. 
> Does anyone 
> agrees that this would constitute plagarism? It is almost certainly a 
> copyright violation. I don't want to name this person at this point.
> -Glenn Weiser

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