CARRY ME BACK TO OLE VIRGINNY

Latest update on 16/07/2009

Artist: George Primrose
Author: James A. Bland
Year: 1878

James Bland's songwriting career began when this white minstrel star adopted this ballad of his. Publication followed that same year. Meanwhile the official state song of Virginia.

Covers:

1893:

Len Spencer [first American who became notorious through his recordings (1890s); see: Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E]

1902:

Edison Male Quartet

1914:

Alma Gluck [first millionseller]

1936:

Benny Carter

1936:

Louis Armstrong

1936:

Erskine Hawkins

1937:

Mills Brothers

1949:

Frankie Laine

1959:

Eddy Arnold

1960:

Ray Charles

1961:

Charlie Chavers

1963:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1992:

Rufus Thomas

James Bland was the first important Afro American songwriter (the black Stephen Foster; see: The Old Folks At Home and My Old Kentucky Home). Paid his dues in Minstrel Shows (1854-1911). Wrote this in 1878 as a member of Callender's Georgia Minstrels.

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