Georgia on My Mind

4 03 2011

Georgia on My Mind—S. Gorrell/H. Carmichael, 1930 (Recorded March 4, 2011) Here’s the song made hugely famous by Ray Charles 30 years after its composition by Hoagy Carmichael in 1930. The song is about Hoagy’s sister, Georgia, but it became associated with the US state of Georgia, especially after Ray Charles’s hit. The song’s original recording date in late 1930 with Carmichael and Bix Beiderbecke resulted in one of Bix’s last sessions before he died of alcoholism at age 28 in 1931. Let’s get drunk again, indeed.

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