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It was first recorded on February 26,by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Fiveand became the group's most frequently recorded piece. Without Ory's consent, lyrics were written for the instrumental tune in by Ray Gilbert.
After Gilbert protested that he was entitled to share credit with Ory, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awarded him one-third credit on all performances of "Muskrat Ramble", vocal and instrumental.
Kid Ory said that he originally composed the tune "Muskrat Ramble" inand that the title was made up by Lil Hardin at the session when it was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five. Armstrong, on the other hand, claimed in an interview to have written the tune himself, and that it was Ory who only named it. Owing to a misprint, or the record company's sensibilities, the tune was titled "Muskat Ramble" on its initial release.
The tune contains a bar ensemble section at the beginning, followed by bar solo sections for the trombone, cornet and clarinet. After the solos, an ensemble section of 32 bars is played, followed by a two-bar trombone tag. I don't even know why I asked. I guess more out of conversation than curiosity. He said he never sold it to anyone since he had composed it that day for the Louis Armstrong Hot Five recording.
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Ory said that his publisher, the Melrose Publishing Company, had sold the song to another company and he had never received "nickel one". Through friends in the music publishing business Bigard identified the current publisher of "Muskrat Ramble", Low Sun - Various - Armada Lounge Volume 7 he took Ory to their offices.
Bigard described the exchange in his autobiography:. We waited a few minutes and in we went. Levy," I said. This is Edward 'Kid' Ory, and he has never gotten a dime in royalties. All they had to do was look in the union book. Never said a word. Maybe success was having something to do with it. He just was a different guy than I had known and helped — been glad to help, in fact.
Ray Gilbert wrote lyrics to the originally instrumental tune in In Gilbert protested to Muskrat Ramble - Various - The History Of Jazz - Dixieland To Swing American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers that his lyric — written without Ory's permission — added value to the tune and entitled him to share equal credit with Ory.
ASCAP's Classification Committee decreed in that Gilbert was entitled to a third of all performance credits of "Muskrat Ramble", both vocal and instrumental, retroactive to It also raises something of a moral issue in that the trade is wondering if the decision bespeaks ASCAP's approval of publishers adding lyrics to an instrumental work without the consent of the composer. The complaint alleged that the tune for McDonald's signature song " I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag "—specifically the chorus that begins, "And it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for?
The song was famously performed by Country Joe and the Fish at Woodstock in This suit was dismissed due to the lateness of the filing. Judge Nora Manellathen of the United States District Court for the Central District of Californiaupheld McDonald's laches defense, Little Luman / R.
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