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Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2019-05-14 04:29:31 UTC

Ran into a weird issue here with the song "Man in the Street" by Don Drummond & The Skatalites.


If you search for a song with that title with Drummond as an author, you get two results - one crediting Drummond and all of the Skatalites and one crediting just Drummond.


The one crediting just Drummond is T-071.177.125-3.


However, if you search for entries in ISWC with just that work, you get three different entries, each with a different author:

"BOSS THE"

"DODD CLEMENT SEYMOUR"

"DRUMMOND DON"


It's likely that Drummond alone wrote the song, as he apparently wrote a lot of songs for The Skatalites. An article about him on the site Jamaica Observer specifically mentions that song as one he wrote as well.


I have no idea who "The Boss" is, and I'm thinking that the Dodd credit is wrong as well. A reissue of the song on Dodd's own label (Coxsone) credits him, but the original release (on a different label that Dodd wasn't associated with) doesn't credit anyone.


How do I handle this? Do I just add that ISWC and treat it as a link mismatch?