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GUEST,bernieandred Crescent City Blues vs. Folsom Prison Blues (Cash) (40) Johnny Cash-plagiarism-Folsom Prison Bl. 13 Feb 09

I have just finished reading a biography of Gordon Jenkins, who was a well known arranger/conductor/composer in the 40's,50's. He's the man who "discovered" the Weavers & produced/arranged their hit version of Irene Goodnight. It seems that Gordon jenkins wrote a song called "Crescent City Blues" & according to the writer of the biography, the lyrics to "Folsom Prison Blues" were a "shameless rip off of Crescent City Blues". So much so that the publishers of Folsom Prison paid out a $75,000 settlement. Anybody else know anything about this??

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