YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

Created on 21/03/2005
Latest update on 09/09/2021

Artist: Pine Ridge Boys
Author: Oliver Hood
Label: Decca/Bluebird
Year: 1939

Oliver Hood was a millworker and part-time music teacher from La Grange, GA. Mostly associated with governor Jimmie Davis and even credited to him.

Covers:

1940:

Rice Brothers Gang [with own credits; Charles Mitchell, steel guitar player with Jimmie Davis, asked Paul Rice to sell his (non existing) rights (for $35); Rice, always in debt, accepted; easy money]

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

1969:

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash

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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