The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17318   Message #166669
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
22-Jan-00 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Subject: RE: Who wrote this famous Dylan song?
It is far from unheard of for music publishers to buy songs outright, and then attach a writers credit, strictly for the purposes of royalty attribution, later. Al Jolson, for instance, got to the point where he wouldn't record a song, unless he got some songwriting credit, his arguement to the songwriters being that, just the fact that he recorded it meant that it would sell millions, and that he out to have a cut--