David Runnion <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Have to wonder what Santana'd think of a Theme and Variations on Black
>Magic Woman with no attribution, calling it original material??
Actually "BMW" was originally by Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, wasn't it?
Have to agree about attributions, though. Emerson, Lake & Palmer,
for example, "borrowed" Bartok's "Allegro Barbaro" and Janacek's
"Sinfonietta" for their first album without any nods in the original
composers' direction. To their credit, in later years they acknowledged,
or at least confessed to, the origins of their "adaptations" of works of
Bach, Copland, Ginastera, and (heaven help us) Mussorgsky.
And how many old blues tunes have Led Zeppelin "appropriated"?