DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Well, not exactly.  But I had a good time when Oxford University Press, publisher of my Unfair to Genius: The Strange and Litigious Career of Ira B. Arnstein, asked me to compile a Spotify playlist of songs which, at one time or another, Arnstein claimed were plagiarized from his music.  The result, 15 songs spanning the period from Irving Berlin’s “A Russian Lullaby” of 1927 to Cole Porter’s “I Love Paris” of 1952,  recorded by artists ranging Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw, and the Andrews Sisters to Elivs Presley, Linda Ronstadt, and Diana Krall, can be found at the OUP Blog.  If you haven’t had a reason to download Spotify yet, here’s the perfect excuse.

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