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Sweet Georgia Brown

Music by Ben Bernie

Reportedly Ben Bernie came up with the concept for the song's lyrics although he is not the accredited lyricist after meeting Dr. George Thaddeus Brown in New York City: Dr. Brown, a longtime member of the State House of Representatives for Georgia, told Bernie about Dr. Brown's daughter Georgia Brown and how subsequent to the baby girl's birth on August 11, 1911 the Georgia General Assembly had issued a declaration that she was to be named Georgia after the state, an anecdote which would be directly referenced by the song's lyric: "Georgia claimed her Georgia named her." The tune was first recorded on March 19, 1925, by bandleader Ben Bernie, resulting in a five-week number one for Ben Bernie and his Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra. One of the most popular versions of "Sweet Georgia Brown" was recorded in 1949 by Brother Bones and His Shadows and later adopted as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in 1952.

    Release Date: 1925

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook : 2- and 3-Part : 01 Songbook : 723188900275  : 00-CN0027

Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook

A collection for group singing for all occasions.

Songlist: Alouette, America, America, The Beautiful, Au Clair de la Lune, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, Birch Tree, Blues in the Night, British Grenadiers, Broom, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Cantique de Noel, Careless Love, Charleston, Christmas Is Coming, Cielito Lindo, Come Follow, Come Ye Thankful People, Dancing in the Dark (from "The Band Wagon"), Dear Old Girl, Down by the Riverside, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, Fine and Dandy, First Nowell, From Ill Do Thou Defend Me, Gal I Left Behind Me, Galway Piper, Give Me Your Tired Your Poor, and more

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Voicing: 2- and 3-Part | Performed by Mitch Miller | 4317b | Songbook | $14.95


Count Basie : Best of Count Basie : Solo : Songbook : 884088792268 : 1476867968 : 00109306

Count Basie : Best of Count Basie

22 tunes from the big band legend arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: After You've Gone - April in Paris - Basie Boogie - I Never Knew - Jumpin' at the Woodside - Lester Leaps In - One O'Clock Jump - She's Funny That Way - Sweet Georgia Brown - Swingin' the Blues - Until I Met You (Corner Pocket) - and more.

Songlist: After You've Gone, Topsy, Until I Met You (Corner Pocket), April In Paris, Blue And Sentimental, Good Morning Blues, Cute, Poor Butterfly, Basie Boogie, Every Day I Have The Blues, I Never Knew, Good Bait, Jive At Five, Jumpin' At The Woodside, Lester Leaps In, Li'l Darlin', One Mint Julep, One O'Clock Jump, She's Funny That Way, Shiny Stockings, Sweet Georgia Brown, Swingin' The Blues

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Count Basie | 40166b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - Jazz : Solo : Songbook : 884088862497 : 1476875502 : 00110387

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - Jazz

A great resource of 100 classics of American songwriting arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames.

Songlist: Love You Madly, Dancing In The Dark, All Alone, All Blues, All Or Nothing At All, The Lamp Is Low, Almost Like Being In Love, Alone Together, Along Came Betty, Lucky To Be Me, And The Angels Sing, Angel Eyes, As Time Goes By, Sweet Lorraine, Summertime, Star Eyes, Django, There Is No Greater Love, Bernie's Tune, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce), Blue Moon, Bluesette, Emily, If I Had You, But Not For Me, Allen's Alley, Reunion Blues, Can't We Be Friends, Just Friends, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2559b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Sweet Georgia Brown : SATB : Greg Jasperse : Ben Bernie  : Songbook : 00-41714 : 038081467948

Greg Jasperse : Sweet Georgia Brown

First heard in 1925, this jazz standard still swings! A blast for serious vocal jazz groups that is well worth the effort.

Arranger: Greg Jasperse | Composer: Ben Bernie

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-41714

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