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Georgia On My Mind

Music by Hoagy Carmicheal, Lyrics by Stuart Gorrell

Originally Performed by Ray Charles

The song was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Stuart Gorrell (lyrics). Although it is frequently asserted that the lyrics were written not about the state of Georgia, but rather for Carmichael's sister, Georgia Carmichael,[2] Hoagy Carmichael himself contradicted this view with his recounting of the origin of the song in his second autobiography Sometimes I Wonder. Carmichael wrote that the song was composed when bandleader Frankie Trumbauer suggested that he write about the state of Georgia. According to Carmichael, Trumbauer also suggested the opening lyrics should be "Georgia, Georgia ...", with the remaining lyrics coming from Gorell. Carmichael made no mention at all of his sister in his telling of the song's genesis.[3]

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.[4] The recording was released as Victor 23013 with "One Night in Havana". In 2014, the recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

    Release Date: 1930, Grammy Winner, Hall Of Fame, 2014

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Georgia On My Mind : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmicheal : 08657630 : 073999221701

Kirby Shaw : Georgia On My Mind

Now available separately: SSA groups, this arrangement is classic Kirby Shaw! Warm jazz harmonies are a perfect fit for any group!Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTBB and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:15

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmicheal

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08657630 | Showtrax CD Available


Georgia On My Mind : TTBB : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmicheal : Sheet Music : 08657634 : 073999509397

Kirby Shaw : Georgia On My Mind

Now available separately: SSA groups, this arrangement is classic Kirby Shaw! Warm jazz harmonies are a perfect fit for any group!Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTBB and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:15

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmicheal

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08657634 | Showtrax CD Available


Georgia On My Mind : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Hoagy Carmicheal : Ray Charles : Sheet Music : 08742129 : 073999421293

Ed Lojeski : Georgia On My Mind

From the pen of Hoagy Carmichael, and recorded by the legendary Ray Charles (1960 #1 hit!), this timeless standard is featured here in an unforgettable a cappella setting by Ed Lojeski.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Hoagy Carmicheal Performed By: Ray Charles

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742129


Georgia On My Mind : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmicheal : Sheet Music : 08745429 : 884088066420

Kirby Shaw : Georgia On My Mind

Now available separately: SSA groups, this arrangement is classic Kirby Shaw! Warm jazz harmonies are a perfect fit for any group!Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTBB and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:15

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmicheal

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745429 | Showtrax CD Available


Georgia On My Mind : 2-Part : Ken Berg : Hoagy Carmicheal : Sheet Music : 08749613 : 884088311131

Ken Berg : Georgia On My Mind

Here is the timeless Hoagy Carmichael standard in a bluesy treatment for treble voices. Marked with sweet gentility, the authentic southern flavor of the song is unmistakable and the arrangement will be rewarding for groups of all ages. Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:30.

Arranger: Ken Berg | Composer: Hoagy Carmicheal

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749613

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