People Funny Boy / Sam Fi Man similarity

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People Funny Boy / Sam Fi Man similarity

Post by Neil C » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_TIDBp_-0o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtUbkz0Y ... re=related

Is that a traditional tune that anyone can do (mento?) - or is one an actionable copy of the other?

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Post by interruptor » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:29 pm

The same melody, indeed. Lyrics are different though.
Since it is very common in Jamaica to have many version of a song I think this wouldn't qualify as a rip-off.
Whereas the Perry tune is from the late sixties the Stanley Beckford one was recorded no too long ago as it seems. The sound quality is cristal clear in comparison.

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Post by Neil C » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:59 pm

Men At Work were sucessfully prosecuted for just a few bars of flute that didn't sound to me very much like the thing they were accused of copying.

Yes, the Beckford recording is definitely later.
But I think it might be a cover (although it might be just a coincidentally same name):

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I can't find an audio example of that record.

I did find out a bit about the swearing duppy of Font Hill though:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MjlmSpH521Y/S ... -23-74.jpg

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