Saturday, July 23, 2011

"You Are My Sunshine"

OK, back to the 30's: Former Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis co-wrote this '39 classic with Charles Mitchell based upon an Oliver Hood tune. First recorded in '39 by The Pine Ridge Boys and by The Rice Brothers Gang. Davis recorded it in '40 backed by the Charles Mitchell Orchestra. Bing Crosby (#20 in '41) and Gene Autry popularized it. Ray Charles took it to #7 in '62. It has been translated into over 30 languages and has been covered by over 300 artists.

Yesterday's answer: "Never My Love" by The Association.​ch?v=munErg-ykYU​ch?v=G34cKlFPX4U​ch?v=0YjreDMsdFI

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