In my weekly visit to the colonies (soulstrut) i noticed a rather unsavoury beef regarding Beaver's fine selection of records posted up for general consumption on there (and here and elsewhere), the upshot seemed to be an accusation that due to the fact some people over there had heard a few of the tracks played by Dante Carfagna on a radio show that they were somehow "his" & beaver's compilation was tantamount to the hip hop crime of "biting"......
the general gist for people not down like me is that Beaver was trying to take credit for records that someone else had put the work in finding.
Pete has nothing to prove, the fact that the Dorando track was on there told me that this wasn't supposed to be 100% unheard excavated gems (though i only knew 2 of the tracks) and i certainly didn't get the impression that he was trying to stick a flag in them and claim ownership. It was a brilliant selection of very hard to find music given freely in the spirit of musical evangelism... so why the salty reception from some of the soulstrut guys?
is it anything to do with the hip hop background that the forum is based on?
I DJ with Adam & sometimes Mahood (2 uk record guys mentioned in the soulstrut thread) every month and they find & play "unknown" stuff that drops my jaw constantly, if they sell a record to a bigger name DJ who then plays it on a radio show does this transfer ownership to the person who bought it? did they even have ownership in the first place? is it all just record bullshit?
Anyway the strut thread's a fine example of looking a gift horse in the mouth and also shows a strange disdain for uk dealers & collectors, maybe they're still pissed off at losing all that expensive northern & funk to these shores for pence in those soul packs back in the day and having to buy em back for top dollar in the 90s
What are your thoughts on ownership & signature tunes, is it just DJs who get like this or collectors as well?
everyone get's hipped to stuff by somebody, my taste is constantly influenced by friends, internet, crasy dudes with ginger combovers who know i like fuzzy guitar records.. where does the tail end?
people obviously care about this subject, what say the vultures?