YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

Latest update on 19/01/2017

Artist: Rice Brothers Gang
Author: Paul Rice
Label: Victor
Year: 1939

Mostly associated with governor Jimmie Davis and even credited to him. Fact is Charles Mitchell, steel guitar player with Jimmie Davis, asked Paul Rice to sell his rights. Estimated figures vary from $17.50 to $500. Rice, always in debt, accepted.

Covers:

1939:

Pine Ridge Boys [recorded three weeks earlier]

1940:

Tex Ritter [in film Take Me Back To Old Oklahoma]

1940:

Jimmie Davis [C&W star turned governor of Louisiana twice ('44-'48 and '60-'64), using You Are My Sunshine as his campaign song]

1941:

Lawrence Welk

1941:

Bing Crosby

1941:

Gene Autry [n°1 C&W]

1955:

Ferko String Band

1958:

Mitch Miller

1958:

Roberto Delgado [alias Horst Wende]

1959:

Toots Thielemans

1960:

Johnny & The Hurricanes

1960:

Duane Eddy

1962:

Tony Sheridan

1962:

Ray Charles [n°1 R&B]

1963:

Blue Diamonds

1963:

Andy Williams

1964:

Gene Vincent

1965:

Trini Lopez

1967:

Mitch Ryder

1969:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1970:

Dyke & The Blazers

1972:

Sadi

1974:

Bryan Ferry

1994:

Magnificent Seventh's Band

2000:

Norman Blake [in film O Brother, Where Art Thou? during scenes with a campaigning politician just like Jimmie Davis]

2004:

Brian Wilson [on Smile]

2007:

Riders In The Sky [on Gene Autry tribute]

2012:

Wandering

2014:

Yusuf Islam

The Statler Brothers had a n°1 C&W in '78 with Do You Know You Are My Sunshine.

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