CXLVII: GEORGIA ON MY MIND. Continues later this week.
BEFORE IT WAS A
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Georgia On My Mind
"Georgia On My Mind" is so closely associated with Ray Charles that it is an understandable assumption that his recording was the original take. Since its release in 1960, the track has remained the definitive version of the standard.
The song was written by lyricist Hoagy Carmichael and composer Stuart Gorrell. In 1930, the former recorded the original version of "Georgia On My Mind". Charles' interpretation reached #1 in America 30 years later.
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’. You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at: