"Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles
The music for "Georgia On My Mind" was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Stuart Gorrell (lyrics). The song was subsequently recorded by various artists. However, it was not until Ray Charles' 1960 recording on the album The Genius Hits the Road, that the song became a major hit, reaching the number one spot for one week in November 1960 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
The late great Ray Charles (1930 - 2004), was a native Georgian; he was born in Albany, Dougherty County, in south Georgia. In 1979, the Georgia General Assembly (the state legislature) adopted Ray Charles' rendition of "Georgia on My Mind" as the official state song for the State of Georgia.
The rendition played for this music video was taken from the album "The Very Best of Ray Charles Vol. 1" released in 2006. The 2006 rendition is the same as the original 1960 rendition.
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