Nut Rocker & Bumble Boogie's B. BUMBLE Attacks Music Giants

An interview was requested with Davis, since he is making drastic claims of non-payment. This interview was conducted in the form of questions and with verified answers from Jan Davis, who is known professionally as Jan Davis Guitar.

Online PR News – 28-June-2011 – – Los Angeles, California, USA

Jan Davis, the original "B. Bumble" of the group, "B. Bumble and The Stingers," claims and alleges years of non-payment from Ace Records Ltd. and EMI Group Ltd. Davis is artist, composer and publisher of fourteen copyrights on 1960's piano-classics and guitar rock releases by " B. Bumble and The Stingers," known for their hit songs, "Nut Rocker" and "Bumble Boogie." Davis also alleges outright thievery by EMI Group Ltd. and Ace Records Ltd. The Ace CD album, "Nut Rocker and All the Classics" was originally released and sold worldwide from 1995 to present.

An interview was requested with Davis, since he is making drastic claims of non-payment. This interview was conducted in the form of questions and with verified answers from Jan Davis, who is known professionally as Jan Davis Guitar.

Q.) Mr. Davis, Why are you so certain Ace Records Ltd. is selling, and has sold, their "B. Bumble and The Stingers" product in the USA and worldwide?

A. When I first learned of Ace's 1995 release, I went to a Tower Records store in Hollywood, California and bought one. According to trade magazines, Ace Records has also been distributing "B. Bumble" product via American and worldwide distributors. Then, I recently learned they have been selling "B. Bumble and The Stingers" product by mail order and dozens more outlets, including international distributors that import and export Ace Records Ltd. CD products.

Q.) Why are you contending 'outright thievery' where EMI Music and Ace Records are concerned?

A. Ace has released "B. Bumble and The Stingers" product, using separate CD picture covers and altogether, USA and worldwide sales by Ace Records and EMI Group, combined, could surpass hundreds of thousands, even millions, with no consideration for their copyright and other royalty obligations.

Q.) Can you explain exactly what is happening with your copyrights where Ace Records Ltd. and other labels are concerned?

A. I composed, published and played guitar on 14 copyrights contained on the Ace Records "B. Bumble and The Stingers" products and haven't been paid for USA and worldwide territory sales since 1995, (aside from a few UK sales) from Ace Records Ltd. or any other label with product containing my copyrights on CD album issues of "B. Bumble and The Stingers." Other labels also keep coming on the scene, offering download sales all over the Internet, with no payments of any kind. I'm fed up with these crooks stealing from artists and writers. Huge recording artists from the 1950's and 60's haven't received jack! Artists such as Little Richard, Bobby Day and more, should have made a lot of money, including production and artist's royalties on their songs.

Q.) Since you are the original 'B. Bumble,' what more can you add to your experiences with Ace Records and can you tell me how you discovered some of your key information?

A. Most of the CD album liner notes on "Nut Rocker and All the Classics" are wrong! Where Ace found the information for the B. Bumble Story is beyond me. I've been in the music business for over 50 years. My friend since the 1960's, Kim Fowley, who composed and publishes the song, "Nut Rocker," has talked with me.

Q.) Are the nine other publishers or writers who's music is contained on the Ace Records "B. Bumble and The Stingers" products aware of your discoveries?

A. No comment.

Q.) Are there any other artists involved in Ace Records copyright matters?

A. Yes, The Ernie Fields Orchestra CD album: "In The Mood."

Q.) What about 'Various Artists' CD albums sold by Ace Records?

A. There are numerous 'Various Artists' CD albums being sold with "B. Bumble and The Stingers" and "Ernie Fields Orchestra" product. No royalties have been received.

Q.) Where and how is EMI Group Ltd. involved?

A. Since 1961-62, EMI parented or were responsible for publishing or releases on "B. Bumble and The Stingers" catalog titles released by labels such as Columbia Records, Stateside, Top Rank, Transglobal, Rendezvous Records-UK and the list goes on internationally, from 1962 to present, with no payments made to me by EMI or labels I mentioned for writer, publisher, producer or artist royalties on these releases.

Q.) Who were the original music producers of the "B. Bumble and The Stingers" catalog of songs?

A. The producers were: Rod Pierce, Ernie Freeman, Rene' Hall, Plas Johnson, Earl Palmer, Bob Roberts, Sid Sharp and myself. I haven't seen any checks from Ace Records, Ltd. or any other source.

Q.) Why doesn't somebody do something about this corruption in the music industry?

A. I am, because I'm fed up with major music companies and others screwing over songwriters, publishers, producers and artists by stealing from these creators and getting away with it!

Q.) Do you have any advice for existing, plus upcoming artists and songwriters?

A. Yes. BE CAREFUL WHO YOU DEAL WITH.

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