I agree with Dennis. Since most of what Eddie Smith issued on his various labels was technically illegal, no one can really claim rights. I'd be interested in hearing from John Haley on this.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who, if anyone, owns the rights to TAP Records?
If I recall correctly, TAP Lps were all compilations of 78rpm discs, which were themselves pirated from the original source owners. Ergo, the subsistence of any rights in them is highly dubious.
On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 9:40 AM, 6295LARGE . <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello everyone
> TAP (Top Artists Platters) was created by the late Eddie Smith, but
> does anyone own the rights currently?
> Ben Roth
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