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Junior Wells' harp on a Viagra Commercial
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barbequebob
1110 posts
Aug 10, 2010
11:06 AM
Late last night on TV, I saw one of many Viagra commercials but only this time, this one in particular had Junior Wells' cover of "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" from his "Hoodoo Man Blues" LP on Delmark as the background music. Is this supposed to be finky stuff for old farts?? LOL (Sorry, Icouldn't resist that!)
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Bb
215 posts
Aug 10, 2010
11:10 AM
I noticed that spot last night. Not sure how I feel about it.
nacoran
2461 posts
Aug 10, 2010
1:33 PM
Viagra is supposed to give you a couple extra inches in the pocket. So is a harmonica.

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toddlgreene
1646 posts
Aug 10, 2010
1:44 PM
Nac-don't you own a Puck? ;-)
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nacoran
2463 posts
Aug 10, 2010
1:52 PM
I also own a big giant Huang. In fact I've got two big Huangs.

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6SN7
78 posts
Aug 11, 2010
6:49 AM
I think Junior would have loved it and the dollar he would have gotten every time it aired! That is , unless he sold the rights to his music to Michael Jackson like the Beatles.
tmf714
202 posts
Aug 11, 2010
9:20 AM
Sony Music owns the rights to the Northern Songs catalog which includes the Maclen music catalog (John Lennon/Paul McCartney penned songs). Sony Music fronted The King of Schlock the $50M as an advance against the sales of his next 3 albums. Unfortunately, Chester the Molester didn't sell enough product to pay back the loan, and subsequently defaulted. Therefore, Sony Music technically owns the rights to the Lennon/McCartney catalog. They do not however own any of the George Harrison tunes, as his publisher was not Maclen Music and was not part of the Northern Songs catalog, nor were the 3 or 4 songs written by Ringo.

Just a side note, The Beatles (Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, Olivia Harrison and Richard Starkey) still hold creative control over ALL of their recordings and will continue to do so until the year 5000. That means that unless Chase got permission to use "All You Need Is Love" on their current commercial (they didn't, by the way), they stand to lose millions and possibly billions of dollars in copyright infringements.

Does anybody remember a shoe company called Nike? The Beatles certainly do. For all intents and purposes, they put them out of business for using "Revolution" in their commercials without permission. I have heard figures from 6.1 to 35 billion dollars in damages in that suit. I am sure Chase will not fair much better.
Joe_L
534 posts
Aug 12, 2010
11:57 AM
It's amazing how a thread on Junior Wells transforms into one about the Beatles and Michael Jackson.
MP
758 posts
Aug 12, 2010
12:30 PM
SEYDEL has something called THE BIG SIX. it looks short and fat.
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earlounge
132 posts
Aug 12, 2010
1:28 PM
@tmf714 "ALL of their recordings and will continue to do so until the year 5000"

I'm pretty sure this is not possible. Check this document...

http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
nacoran
2478 posts
Aug 12, 2010
1:43 PM
MP, it only has 6 holes, but all the holes are filled with stainless!

My brother can't stand the sound of high harmonica pitches. Unfortunately, he considers anything higher than the bottom half of even low tuned harps to be high tuned. I thought about getting him a Big 6, low tuned for a gift so he could play along with me, but the stainless harps (1847's and Big 6's) don't come in as low keys as their other harps.

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MP
759 posts
Aug 12, 2010
4:35 PM
nac,
i think the big six only comes in C.

i saw a kinya pollard article(monster harmonica workbench) harmonica sessions, mel bay. where he cuts the top end off deluxe plates, gets a new six hole comb drilled and winds up with a big six in a different key.

neat huh? lotta work.
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