GEORGIA ON MY MIND

Latest update on 18/04/2014

Artist: Hoagy Carmichael Orch.
Author: Hoagy Carmichael/Stuart Gorrell
Label: Victor
Year: 1930

Vocal by Hoagy himself and with Bix Beiderbecke on cornet. Hoagy had never been in Georgia when he wrote it.

Covers:

1931:

Louis Armstrong

1932:

Mildred Bailey

1934:

Frank Trumbauer [the man who came up with the idea to write a song about Georgia: "Nobody ever lost money writing songs about the South"; Hoagy had to agree; that's exactly what he experienced writing Washboard Blues and Rockin' Chair]

1936:

Django Reinhardt

1939:

Ethel Waters

1941:

Billie Holiday

1941:

Fats Waller

1941:

Gene Krupa

1941:

Mills Brothers

1941:

Delta Rhythm Kings

1956:

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

1960:

Ray Charles [n°1 US]

1961:

Hugues Aufray [as Georgia in French]

1964:

Richard Chamberlain

1965:

Spencer Davis Group

1966:

Tom Jones

1966:

Righteous Brothers

1967:

Maskers

1968:

Wes Montgomery

1970:

James Brown

1970:

Bobby Bland

1975:

Gladys Knight & The Pips

1977:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1978:

Willie Nelson

1989:

Michael Bolton

1991:

Rosa King

1991:

Ronnie Earl

1993:

Kermit Ruffins

1995:

Peter Skellern

1999:

Gunther Neefs

2001:

Blues Band

2002:

Van Morrison

2006:

Jools Holland & India Arie

2007:

Quebe Sisters Band

2008:

Chuck Leavell

2008:

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood [live]

2009:

Michael Bublé

2009:

Hot Club Of Cowtown

2013:

Dave Edmunds

2014:

Leon Russell

Official state song of Georgia in the wake of Ray Charles' hit. He was born in Albany, Georgia. Lyrics don't exclude this song is about a person: Hoagy had a younger sister named Georgia.

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