His name was Myer.  He was a storekeeper who, according to John Hurt, 
wrote songs and wanted artists he liked to record them.  I don't know 
about their legal status, if any, but the records are de facto in the 
public domain. 


[ARSCLIST] Corporate History: Lonesome Ace

Ben Grillot 
01/06/2011 09:48 AM

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Hello -

Does anyone on this list know who the successors in interest to W.E. 
Lonesome Ace label were?  Are the recordings and graphic design of the
labels themselves in the public domain?  Orphans?  Owned now by one of the
major labels?

I know that Revenant included Dock Boggs' Lonesome Ace sides on their
release "Country Blues: The Complete Early Recordings (1927-29)" (Revenant
CD 205, 1998) - does anyone have contact information for Revenant or any
idea if they did a copyright search?

Ben Grillot
Washington, DC