The Minstrel Show 2.2 - On "Love and Theft" and the Minstrel Boy
April 14, 2005 8:25 PM Subscribe
On "Love and Theft"
& On On "Love and Theft" and the Minstrel Boy
& The Annotated Love And Theft
... In melody, Bye and Bye
comes by way of Billie Holiday's Having Myself A Time
by way of Bing Crosby's (& Eddie Duchin's & Kate Smith's & Isham Jones's...) Snuggled On Your Shoulder
--and lyrically, by way, in part
, of Junichi Saga's Confessions Of A Yakuza
, which was not a crime novel, as StupidSexyFlanders
once surmised, but an outright As told to
memoir, which makes it four or five degrees from Yakuza to Dr. Saga to translator to Dylan to Plagiarism in Dylan, or a Cultural Collage? Oh, who's going to throw that minstrel boy a coin ?
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