Pre-release

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Open Music Archive
Pre-release

Thursday 17th March 18:30 – 20:30

In response to Sean Dockray’s invitation to contribute to Public Monument, artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White have produced a future public domain radio programme – projecting forward a selection of out-of-copyright archive music and recordings currently controlled under copyrights that are due to expire by the time of broadcast in the year 2021.

In 2011 in the UK, the term of copyright in a musical composition is limited to the life of the author plus 70 years, while the term of copyright in a sound recording is limited to 50 years from the date of recording. Once this bundle of proprietary rights expires, a music recording enters the public domain and is held in common. The legal frameworks, which define the limits of the public domain, are by no means fixed. The future of the public domain is precarious – the field of culture is increasingly colonised for private interests as proprietors of intellectual property continually lobby for the extension of their control.

Pre-release optimistically opens up a future channel for public domain material beyond individual proprietary and commercial interests – a truly free broadcast for an imminent public domain.

The Pre-release radio programme is presented by Dan Scott


Script notes

You’re listening to Open Music Archive pre-release with Dan Scott

Warning: This public domain radio programme should not be broadcast before all proprietary interests in the music, lyrics and recordings have expired – scheduled for 1st January 2021 in the UK and Europe. Terms for other jurisdictions may differ, please refer to your local legal frameworks.

  • Six Cold Feet in the Ground – Leroy Carr

Warning: This public domain radio programme should not be broadcast until 1st January 2021.


Copyrights associated with this recording expired in XXXX Proprietary interests in the music, lyrics and recording expired in XXXX Released in the public domain in XXXX Expired XXXX Released XXXX


  • Chloe – Ben Webster

recorded 1940, music Charles N. Daniels (d. 1943) lyrics Gus Kahn (d. 1941)
copyrights associated with this recording expired in 2014


  • Chloe – Benny Goodman

recorded 1937, music Charles N. Daniels (d. 1943) lyrics Gus Kahn (d. 1941)
copyrights associated with this recording expired in 2014


  • Chloe – Henry “Red” Allen

recorded 1963, music Charles N. Daniels (d. 1943) lyrics Gus Kahn (d. 1941)
copyrights associated with this recording expired in 2014


  • Chloe – Fats Waller

recorded 1928
music Charles N. Daniels (d. 1943) lyrics Gus Kahn (d. 1941)
copyrights associated with this recording expired in 2014


  • Poor Boy Blues – Ramblin’ Thomas

proprietary interests in the music, lyrics and recording expired in 2016


  • Deep Blue Sea Blues – Clara Smith
  • Worried and Evil Man Blues – Blind Boy Fuller

expired 2012

  • Blake’s Worried Blues – Blind Blake
  • She’s funny that way – Buck Clayton

recorded 1953
music Charles N. Daniels (d. 1943) lyrics Richard A. Whiting (d. 1938)
expires 2014

  • She’s funny that way – Ike Quebec

recorded 1944
music Charles N. Daniels (d. 1943) lyrics Richard A. Whiting (d. 1938)
expires 2014'

  • Eddie’s Twister – Eddie Lang
  • You got to die someday – Lucille Bogan

written by Lucille Bogan (d. 1948)
entered the public domain 2019

  • Police Station Blues – Peetie Wheatstraw

written by Peetie Wheatstraw (d. 1941)
expires 2012

  • 99 Year Blues – Julius Daniel

written by Julius Daniel (d. 1947)
Released 2018


17. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Bessie Smith (1923)

18. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and out – Juanita Hall (1958)

19. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Jimmy Witherspoon (recorded 1962) ← this version © expires 2013 (others already out)

"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" is a blues standard, written by Jimmy Cox in 1923

20. My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon – King Solomon Hill (d. 1949)

© expires: 2020

King Solomon Hill (1897, McComb, Mississippi - 1949, Sibley, Louisiana)

21. One Dime Blues – Blind Lemon Jefferson

22. Goodbye Booze – Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers

23. My Blue Heaven – Gene Austin (recorded 1928)

24. My Blue Heaven – Fats Domino (recorded 1955)

© expires: 2018

"My Blue Heaven" is a popular song. The music was written by Walter Donaldson, the lyrics by George A. Whiting.


25. The Green Grass Grows All Around – Louis Jordan

© expires: 2017 And The Green Grass Grows All Around, also known as The Green Grass Grew All Around is a song that was first published in 1912[1][2], with words by William Jerome (William Jerome Flannery, 1865 - 1932) and melody by Harry Von Tilzer (July 8, 1872 - January 10, 1946)


26. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby – Nat King Cole (recorded 1949)

27. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby – Etta Jones (recorded 1960)

© expires: 2018

written by Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn

28. Shave ‘em Dry – Lucille

© expires: 2019

Lucille Bogan (April 1, 1897 – August 10, 1948) was an American blues singer, among the first to be recorded. She also recorded under the pseudonym Bessie Jackson.

29. Big Four Blues – Leroy Carr

30. Evil Minded Blues – Virginia Liston

31. Painting The Clouds With Sunshine – Gene Goldkette (recorded 1929)

© expires: 2021

written by: Al Dubin (June 10, 1891 - February 11, 1945) and Joseph A. Burke (March 18, 1884 – June 9, 1950)

"Painting the Clouds with Sunshine" is a popular song. The music was written by Joe Burke, the lyrics by Al Dubin.

32. Carolina In The Morning – Holywood Dance Orchestra (recorded 1922)

© expires: 2018

written by Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 - July 15, 1947) with words by Gus Kahn

33. You’re Driving Me Crazy – Ray Noble and His Orchestra with Al Bowlly

34. You’re Driving Me Crazy – Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians

35. You’re Driving Me Crazy – Jess Stacey

36. You’re Driving Me Crazy – Tito Rodriguez

© expires: 2018

"You’re Driving Me Crazy" is a U.S. popular song composed (music and lyrics) by Walter Donaldson for the 1930 musical comedy Smiles.

37. Core ‘ngrato – Enrico Caruso

© expires: 2018

written by Salvatore Cardillo

Salvatore Cardillo (1874–1947)

38. Tiptoe Through The Tulips – Nick Lucas

© expires: 2021

"Tiptoe Through the Tulips" is a popular song originally published in 1926. The music was written by Joseph A. Burke (March 18, 1884 – June 9, 1950) and the lyrics by Al Dubin (June 10, 1891 - February 11, 1945)

39. Goodnight Irene (live in texas) – Leadbelly (recorded 1949)

© expires: 2020

Huddie William Ledbetter (January 20, 1888 – December 6, 1949)


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Warning: This public domain radio programme should not be broadcast before all proprietary interests in the music, lyrics and recordings have expired – scheduled for 1st January 2021 in the UK and Europe. Terms for other jurisdictions may differ, please refer to your local legal frameworks.