Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Rankin's Career Began in the Folk Clubs of New York. In 1965, He Played Rhythm Guitar on Bob Dylan's Famed 'subterranean Homesick Blues' and 'maggie's Farm' Recordings. Around that Period, He Managed to Perform on Johnny C... more »
Rankin's Career Began in the Folk Clubs of New York. In 1965, He Played Rhythm Guitar on Bob Dylan's Famed 'subterranean Homesick Blues' and 'maggie's Farm' Recordings. Around that Period, He Managed to Perform on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show". He was So Well Received that He Returned as Many as 25 Times Over the Next Few Years. Johnny Carson Himself Became a Huge Fan and Even Wrote the Liner Notes for This, his 1967 Debut Album. Not Available in the USA.
How does this happen
Kenny Rankin | California | 01/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came upon pages like this many years ago. It has been sold on Amazon for something like 5 to 6 years, as an import for a very high price. To this day, I have not seen a nickel of any of the royalties, for my singing or the publishing, which I own as well. The Universal Music Group, who licensed it to a Japanese company, Vivid Distributors, tells me that I am not entittled to any money that is charged by a "third party." Needless to say, There doesn't seem to be any way to correct this injustice.
What Price Music ?
J. D. Finch | Kerouac Country, New England | 06/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great album. The originals are superb and the covers are always enjoyable and more than adequate. But $45 for a single CD?! Import or no, Amazon must have struck some Faustian deal with a supplier to have to charge this amount.Who benefits? I guarantee you it's not Kenny Rankin. And it sure as hell isn't the consumer. It's price gouging like this that leads me to believe that the original Napster and other pirate download services might be a viable alternative.I love music (of all kinds), and when I see something like this I find it heartbreaking. There is no justification whatever for the $45.00 that is being charged for this CD.Rhino Records, please help! Reissue this great album that was released when music was at a turning point and Kenny Rankin was a contributer to the changes we and the music were going through."
Let's get this on...
M. Basil | Canada, eh? | 10/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am bothered that (a) the price is so high, and (b) Kenny doesn't get royalties. Why not make it available via an online music service like Napster? That way we could (a) undercut the gougers, (b) get Kenny his royalties, and (c) get the music to his fans!"