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    Yount, Robert

    Singer-songwriter who helped, with bandmates Eddie Miller and Dub Williams, to create one of the most popular crossover hits of all time, "Release Me".  Unfortunately, the name of the song could have been "Release Me From All Rights To This Song".  In 1958, he signed an agreement with Four Star Records mogul William McCall to relinquish all rights to the song.  After the copyright expired in 1983, Yount fought for royalties in court, to no avail.

     

    Kayton Roberts and Little Roy Wiggins recordings

    Release Me (Eddie Miller/W.S. Stevenson/Dub Williams/Robert Yount)

     

    Johnny Rodriguez recordings

    Release Me (Eddie Miller/W.S. Stevenson/Dub Williams/Robert Yount)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=9th&navby=case&no=9556072
    2. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1660

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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