by Dickie Goodman
Bill Ramal Music BMI (PVT 1085 & 1086)
PRODUCED BY BILL RAMAL & DICKIE GOODMAN
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MR. JAWS 2:03 (B. Ramal-D. Goodman)
IRV'S THEME 2:15 (D. Goodman-B.Ramal)
Editor's note: Dickie Goodman is the first known recording artist to sample other songs within a piece of original work. By our standards these records sound rather cut and pasted though for the time they were very innovative. His first record, "The Flying Saucer,"...co-written with partner Bill Buchanan, and featured a description of a news-covered invasion of earth from a Martian space ship. While Goodman asked questions of pedestrians, scientists, and even the Martian himself, their responses were 'snipped' from lyrics of popular songs of the day, including tracks from Fats Domino, Elvis Presley and Little Richard." got him into legal trouble. He was sued by the various record companies for copyright infringement. A judge ruled in Goodman's favor citing that the "break-in" records were parodies and burlesques and not plagiarism. The matter was later settled outside of court.
Mr. Jaws, an obvious parody of the movie Jaws, went to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The B-side, "Irv's Theme", according to Wikipedia is "the same as 'Herb's Theme'. Someone probably mis-heard the title before printing the label for one or the other. Dickie came up with the name for this label when someone asked who to make a check out to."
Sadly, Goodman died in 1989 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. For more on his life and work check out this article.
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