Joseph Weiss

When Frank Loesser wrote his shows, he made demo recordings to demonstrate to the cast what the songs should sound like. Our second guest, music archivist Joseph Weiss, discovered those demos years later. He was the copyright manager of Paul McCartneys publishing company, which acquired Loessers publishing company in 1979.



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