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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, 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


Keepsake : Once Upon A Time : 00  1 CD

Keepsake : Once Upon A Time

The redoubtable Keepsake have consistently impressed with their musical fluency and extensive barbershop vocabulary. The richness of the voices melting into and enveloping the notes, shaping them into the perfect creamy consistency-the satisfaction of a fully-realized barbershop chord! "Once Upon A Time" includes many classic tunes such as "Roses of Picardy," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and a dynamite "Ring Out the Bells in Dixieland," making it their most traditional recording to our ears. However, the melody of "Easy Street," with it's flatted non-diatonic "blue" notes, (heralding the fusion of jazz and blues that would become doo-wop) is fresh, and along with "Chances Are" and "I Only Have Eyes For You," gives an added dimension that is of equal enjoyment.

Songlist: There's A New Gang On The Corner, I'll Be A Song And Dance Man Again, Rain (Medley), Is This Just Another Song About Love, Chances Are, Last Night On The Back Porch, I Loved Her Best Of All, Moonlight Brings Memories, Easy Street, Ring Out The Bells In Dixieland, Roses Of Picardy, Sweet Georgia Brown, I Only Have Eyes For You, How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life/ It's A Sin To Tell A Lie (Medley), Once Upon a Time

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5130c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Manhattan Transfer with Cincinnati  Pops : Got Swing? : 00  1 CD : Erich Kunzel : 80592

Manhattan Transfer with Cincinnati Pops : Got Swing?

Dubbed "The Prince of Pops" by the Chicago Tribune, Erich Kunzel's Cincinnati Pops Orchestra has been nominated for 5 Grammies under his direction, winning one in 1998, and we have to say that this is some of the best, most spirited big-band swing we've ever heard. Of special interest to us, of course, are the vocals, which are supplied by one of our favorite jazz groups, The Manhattan Transfer, former (and founding) member of the MT, 9-time Grammy winner Janis Siegel, and inventive singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli. There are 14 all accompanied (in fact, 7 of them are completely instrumental) tunes here, and not surprisingly our favorites are "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie," "Sugar" (That Sugar Baby of Mine), "Skyliner," and "Clouds" (adapted from "Nuages,") featuring the MT; "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and "Avalon" with John Pizzarelli; and "I'll Be Seeing You," with Janis Siegel. As we would place the Swing Era at or near the top of all musical eras, we thought "Got Swing" was a treat, and every tune gave us the urge to get up and dance!

Songlist: String of Pearls , Stompin' at the Savoy , Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Sugar, Skyliner, Blues in the Night , Avalon, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Clouds, adapted from "Nuages", Jumpin' at the Woodside , Flying Home , I'll Be Seeing You, Sweet Georgia Brown

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Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 4519c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Accompanied


Rich-Tone Chorus : One Of A Kind : 00  1 CD

Rich-Tone Chorus : One Of A Kind

Quite possible the best women's barbershop chorus ever and winner of four Gold medals this is another fine recording from this wonderful group. Some of the great American standards such as "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "God Bless the USA" get the Dale Syverson treatment as well as the fabulous "The Rose" and the touching "I'm Alone Because I Love You" A must have for fans of the ladies barbershop sound.

Songlist: Sweet Georgia Brown, The Rose, The Music And The Mirror, Broadway / Star Medley, Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway, Look For The Silver Lining / Great Day Medley, I Never Knew / I Never Loved Anyone, Let's Hear It For The Boy, All That Jazz, The Nearness of You, I'm Alone Because I Love You, God Bless The USA

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5749c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Rich-Tone Chorus : Turnin' Up The Heat : 00  1 CD : Dale Syverson

Rich-Tone Chorus : Turnin' Up The Heat

Featuring arrangements of some of the great barbershop arrangers including Brian Beck, Ed Waesche and David Wright this is a wonderful recording by the multiple-award winning Sweet Adeline chorus. Texas sure knows how to produce great barbershop choruses with both the Rich-Tones and the incredible Vocal Majority hailing from Dallas and this recording is sure to please fans of barbershop chorus harmony.

Songlist: I've Got The Music In Me, Think OF Me, The Music Of The Night, Stuff Like That There, Sweet Georgia Brown, Mistakes, Conga / Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Swanee, The Masquerade Is Over, Lullabye In Ragtime, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Smile

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5750c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Second Edition & The Growing Girls : The Best Of Two Worlds : 00  1 CD

Second Edition & The Growing Girls : The Best Of Two Worlds

The Best of Two Worlds is the epitome of the stars literally aligning. In spring 1989 both The Second Edition and Growing Girls began planning a joint concert called The Best Of Two Worlds. To each group's thrill, The Second Edition won the 1989 BHS International Quartet Championship in July, and the Growing Girls were crowned the 1989 SAI Queens of Harmony in October, less than two weeks prior to the debut concert. Shortly after the premiere concert, The Second Edition and Growing Girls recorded The Best Of Two Worlds. This recording was only ever released on cassette tape... until now! Digitally remastered from the original reels, and for the first time available on CD! Enjoy Growing Girls favorites; Kungstradgarden Blues (Royal Garden Blues), Goody Goodbye and Sommarpsalm (Hymn to Summer), and The Second Edition favorites; Lullaby In Ragtime, Rain Medley, My Old Kentucky Home and more! Also features both groups singing together on songs like Let There Be Peace On Earth! And, Included for the first time, a never before released bonus track featuring two singers from each group!

Songlist: Hello My Baby, Kungstradgarden Blues (Royal Garden Blues), The Church Bells Are Ringing For Mary, Lullaby In Ragtime, Sweet Georgia Brown, Goody Goodbye, Misty, Rain Medley, Sommarpsalm (Hymn To Summer), My Old Kentucky Home , Let There Be Peace On Earth, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

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22228c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Second Edition & The Growing Girls : The Best Of Two Worlds Live : 00  1 CD

Second Edition & The Growing Girls : The Best Of Two Worlds Live

These two legendary groups took The Best Of Two Worlds concert on tour for over a year beginning in the late fall of 1989 performing in Chicago, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Sweden and New Zealand. The Best Of Two Worlds Live! was recorded at the premiere concert on November 8, 1989 in the Bomhard Theater at The Kentucky Center in Louisville, Kentucky USA featuring Master of Ceremonies Dan Burgess, baritone of 1978 BHS International Champions, Bluegrass Student Union. It was recorded but never released... until now! Digitally mastered for the first time from the original reels, enjoy the thrilling sounds of The Second Edition and Growing Girls LIVE! This recording features 20 songs, including Growing Girls favorites; 60's Medley, I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again, Anything Goes, and Bandstand Boogie, as well as The Second Edition favorites; Almost Like Being In Love, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, and Sweet Georgia Brown. Also features both groups combined on songs like Misty! Enjoy a special appearance by The Harrington Brothers, an accompanied solo by David Harrington, and many more favorites!

Songlist: Almost Like Being In Love, I'm Sitting On Top Of The World, Hello My Baby, For Once in My Life, The Church Bells Are Ringing For Mary, Royal Garden Blues, 60's Medley, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again, Doin' The Raccoon, Sweet Georgia Brown, Anything Goes, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?, Jeepers Creepers, Them There Eyes Medley, What'll I Do?, Hymn To Summer, Bandstand Boogie, Misty

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22229c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Sweet Adelines : Top Choruses 2007 : 00  1 CD : RC1018

Sweet Adelines : Top Choruses 2007

The 61st Annual Sweet Adelines International 2007 Convention and Competition took place in Calgary, Saskatchewan, and this wonderful live CD gives us a generous helping of the colorful chorus competition. One only has to glance at the photos of the top ten finishers in the sparse liner notes to get a taste of the color and excitement of this event. Anaheim, CA's Harborlites Chorus took the gold, Pride of Baltimore 2nd, Lions Gate Chorus from Vancouver, BC, Coastline Show Chorus from Providence, RI 4th, and Kansas City Chorus took 5th place. Harborlites has four winners here, "My Honey's Lovin' Arms," "A Bundle of Old Love Letters," "When Day Is Done" and "Sweet Georgia Brown;" the 2nd through 4th place finishers have 3 songs each, and the 6th through 10th place winners, which include the Toast of Tampa Show Chorus, Greater Nassau Chorus, Mountain Jubilee Chorus, Christchurch City Chorus from New Zealand, and the Choral-Aires Chorus, all have 2 tunes each. A powerful, richly harmonic, touching collection of Sweet Adelines' best!

Songlist: As Long As I'm Singing, All Aboard For Dixie, I Will Love You Till The End Of Time, Once Upon a Time, The Joint Is Jumping, Medley: Angry, There Goes My Heart, The Rhythm Of Life, The End Of The Road, Goodbye World Goodbye, After You've Gone, My Honey's Lovin' Arms, (Here Am I) Brokenhearted, Tips, Help Is On The Way, Pick A Little, Ice Cream, Marion, Till There Was You, Lida Rose, Seventy Six Trombones, Medley: William Tell Overture, Darktown Strutter's Ball, Something's Coming, Look Me Up At The Convention , Barbershop Convention, Hooked On Classics Medley, Medley: How Many Hearts Have You Broken?, Canadian Man, Born To Be Wild, and more

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5830c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Sweet Adelines : Top Choruses 2010 : 00  1 CD : RC1024

Sweet Adelines : Top Choruses 2010

The competition was tough at the 2010 competition held in Seattle and the ladies were in full voice. The judge's finally decided on the Scottsdale Chorus as winners of the coveted gold medal with the Harborlites taking Silver and North Metro won silver. This is another wonderful collection for all fans of Sweet Adeline singing.

Songlist: The Joint is Jumpin', Time After Time, Sonny Boy, Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee, If I Give My Heart to You, When The Red, Red Robin, Yesterday I Heard The Rain, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Five Minutes More, Sweet Adeline, If I Loved You, Goodbye Broadway, If You Love Me Really Love Me, If I Had My Way, Ain't She (He) Sweet, Over The Rainbow, Its A Great Day for the Irish, Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Rah, Ring Ring the Banjo, A Bundle of Old Love Letters, Sweet Georgia Brown, Danny Boy, All Aboard for Dixieland, What'll I Do?, How Deep Is The Ocean?, Put Your Arms Around Me

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9808c | 1 CD | $17.95 | A Cappella


Take 6 : The Standard : 00  1 CD : 3142

Take 6 : The Standard

All male sextet Take 6, one of the most innovative and influential Contemporary Christian a cappella groups of all time, was formed at Oakwood College in Alabama in the early 1980s. In 1988 they released "Take 6" nationally, and won Grammies for both best Jazz and best Gospel group. After 9 groundbreaking, critically acclaimed releases, this long-awaited recording, aptly named "the standard," returns to those jazz roots, covering standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (featuring George Benson), the scattish "Seven Steps to Heaven" (featuring Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau and Till Bronner), the moody a cappella "Windmills of Your Mind," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "A Tisket A Tasket" (featuring a sample of the original recording by Ella Fitzgerald), the whimsical "Bein' Green" (with an unexpected Obama plug at the end), the a cappella "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans" (featuring Aaron Neville and some great faux horns), and a jazzy a cappella cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" (featuring Brian McNight). Take 6's Contemporary Christian material is also included, the autobiographical "Back to You," a bluenote a cappella "Shall We Gather at the River" and the lovely, wordless, accompanied "Grace." Wow. This recording sets "the standard" for Vocal Jazz/Contemporary Christian CD of the year. Don't miss this one, it's a soulful treat from beginning to end!

Songlist: Sweet Georgia Brown, Straighten Up And Fly Right, Seven Steps To Heaven, Windmills Of Your Mind, Someone To Watch Over Me, Grace (pre-prise), Back To You, A Tisket A Tasket, Bein' Green, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, What's Going On, Shall We Gather At The River, Grace

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2257c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 1999 : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 1999    onsale

This year's program was the most diverse and exciting yet. Filled with emerging groups, as well as Sweepstakes favorites such as Chicago Voice Exchange, the competition was intense indeed. Seven, from New York, garnered top honors, with their intricate and multi-textured voicings, heard to best advantage on "Bridge Over Troubled Water"; the group's arrangements are expanding the universe of sound. Taking second place were the Standards, five brothers whose onstage appeal and energy charmed everyone. Minimum Wage's outrageous humor, as exemplified by "The Last Cowboy Song," had the audience begging for mercy (or more?) Other musical highlights include the ringing tones of last year's champs, Metropolis (a barbershop quartet), the Euphorics, with "Message In A Bottle" and Pickup 6's medley of Beatles favorites.

Songlist: Bless This House, Underdog, Route 66, Sweet Georgia Brown, Baby I'm With You, Message In A Bottle, Ja'ackson, Lean On Me, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mary, Don't You Weep, Patty Duke, Beatles Medley, Our Day Will Come, Bring Him Home, The Last Cowboy Song, I Sing Low, Hands To Heaven, I Believe

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2999c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Sweet Adelines : Top Choruses 2010 : DVD : AV1053

Sweet Adelines : Top Choruses 2010

The competition was tough at the 2010 competition held in Seattle and the ladies were in full voice. The judge's finally decided on the Scottsdale Chorus as winners of the coveted gold medal with the Harborlites taking Silver and North Metro won silver. This is another wonderful collection for all fans of Sweet Adeline singing.

Songlist: The Joint is Jumpin', Time After Time, Sonny Boy, Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee, If I Give My Heart to You, When The Red, Red Robin, Yesterday I Heard The Rain, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Five Minutes More, Sweet Adeline, If I Loved You, Goodbye Broadway, If You Love Me Really Love Me, If I Had My Way, Ain't She (He) Sweet, Over The Rainbow, Its A Great Day for the Irish, Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Rah, Ring Ring the Banjo, A Bundle of Old Love Letters, Sweet Georgia Brown, Danny Boy, All Aboard for Dixieland, What'll I Do?, How Deep Is The Ocean?, Put Your Arms Around Me

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9808dvd | DVD | $39.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Sweet Georgia Brown : SATB : Jay Althouse : Kenneth Casey : DVD : 00-37953 : 038081424255

Jay Althouse : Sweet Georgia Brown

Picture yourself walking the streets of New Orleans as you perform the first half of this popular jazz standard from the 1920s. Then listen as Jay's arrangement rocks to the end!

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Kenneth Casey

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
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| 00-37953 | Showtrax CD Available


Sweet Georgia Brown : SAB : Jay Althouse : Maceo Pinkard : Sheet Music : 00-37954 : 038081424262

Jay Althouse : Sweet Georgia Brown

Picture yourself walking the streets of New Orleans as you perform the first half of this popular jazz standard from the 1920s. Then listen as Jay's arrangement rocks to the end!

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Maceo Pinkard

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-37954 | Showtrax CD Available


Sweet Georgia Brown : TB : Jay Althouse : Maceo Pinkard : Sheet Music : 00-37955 : 038081424279

Jay Althouse : Sweet Georgia Brown

Picture yourself walking the streets of New Orleans as you perform the first half of this popular jazz standard from the 1920s. Then listen as Jay's arrangement rocks to the end!

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Maceo Pinkard

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-37955 | Showtrax CD Available


Sweet Georgia Brown : 2-Part : Jay Althouse : Maceo Pinkard : Sheet Music : 00-37956 : 038081424286

Jay Althouse : Sweet Georgia Brown

Picture yourself walking the streets of New Orleans as you perform the first half of this popular jazz standard from the 1920s. Then listen as Jay's arrangement rocks to the end!

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Maceo Pinkard

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-37956 | Showtrax CD Available


Sweet Georgia Brown : SATB : Greg Jasperse : Ben Bernie  : Sheet Music : 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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