Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

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Written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Stuart Gorrell (lyrics). Gorrell wrote the lyrics for Hoagy’s sister, Georgia Carmichael. However, the lyrics of the song are ambiguous enough to refer either to the state or to a woman named “Georgia”. Carmichael’s 1965 autobiography, Sometimes I Wonder, records the origin: a friend, saxophonist and bandleader Frankie Trumbauer, suggested: “Why don’t you write a song called ‘Georgia’? Nobody lost much writing about the South.” Thus, the song is universally believed to have been written about the state.The song was first recorded on September 15, 1930, in New York by Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke on muted cornet and Hoagy Carmichael on vocals. It featured Eddie Lang on guitar.

The recording was part of Beiderbecke’s last recording session. The recording was released as Victor 23013 with “One Night in Havana”. In 2014, the recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

How to Learn The Piano Part

Learning chords needs to be on the top priority list for budding piano players of the pop-piano music sort. You’ll be able to purchase a harmonies workbook to study on your own time or take a piano study course that specifically teaches harmonies. Studying harmonies and chord patterns will quickly make your life less difficult when faced with the live concert of any common song on the keyboard.

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