DEAR OLD SOUTHLAND

Latest update on 13/05/2012

Artist: James P. Johnson's Harmony Eight
Author: Henry Creamer/Turner Layton
Label: Okeh
Year: 1921

Without James P. Johnson. First part clearly influenced by spiritual Deep River (1916) Copyright holder Harry T. Burleigh's furious reaction upon hearing the similarity, targetted black co-authors Creamer & Layton in the first place. How could brothers turn sacred material into ordinary jazz? ("How can it be stopped?") Creamer & Layton also cowrote After You've Gone and Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.

Covers:

1921:

Paul Whiteman [for Victor]

1927:

Paul Robeson [as Deep River]

1928:

Original Wolverines [without Bix Beiderbecke]

1930:

Louis Armstrong

1933:

Duke Ellington

1937:

Noble Sissle Orch. [with Sidney Bechet]

1939:

Benny Goodman

1943:

Dick Willebrandts en zijn Orkest

2004:

Dr. John [with Nicholas Payton]

2009:

Allen Toussaint

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