In the late 1920s, jazz standards had become the norm in America’s post-war pop culture. With Broadway shows prompting the spread of jazz, the issue of fair use and intellectual property was the last thing artists were thinking about. McHugh and Field’s “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” is at the forefront of the discussion about rights in entertainment. LISTEN
“Ella Fitzgerald cor 04” by Flickr user Luiz Fernando/Sonia Maria, Creative Commons 2.0.
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, Creative Commons 3.0. Belfer Audio Archive.