Gorrell wrote the song especially for Georgia Carmichael, Hoagy's sister. However, the text is ambiguous and can be either on a woman "Georgia" Save as on the State of Georgia. The last interpretation is now generally regarded as the only.
Carmichael and his Orchestra, including Bix Beiderbecke on Cornet, names the song for the first time in 1930. The song has subsequently been covered more than 100 times. The most famous cover version is coming out of 1960 of the Ray Charles coming from Georgia . He had it a number one hit in the Billboard Hot 100. His version, from the album The Genius Hits The Road, won two Grammy Awards in 1961.
Other covers were made by Frankie Trumbauer, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Brenda Lee, Michael Bublé, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Bing Crosby, Michael Bolton, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Jo Stafford, Gladys Knight, Gene Krupa, James Brown, Alicia Keys with Jamie Foxx, Usher, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat Gonella, The Band with Richard Manuel, Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Righteous Brothers, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Coldplay, The Spencer Davis Group with Steve Winwood, Arturo Sandoval, Lou Rawls, Michael Bublé and Crystal Gayle. Oscar Peterson made an instrumental version.
The Georgia General Assembly In 1979 the song as the official State song of Georgia Ray Charles, after it had carried out for the joint meeting of the Senate and the House of representatives of the State .
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in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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