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Uploaded on Jan 3, 2008
Live in London, in 1983.
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN: The 1925 song "Sweet Georgia Brown" is a jazz standard and pop tune known to many as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. "Sweet Georgia Brown" was written by Maceo Pinkard (music) and Kenneth Casey (words).
The tune was first recorded by bandleader Ben Bernie and his Orchestra. As Bernie's then nationally famous orchestra featuring the number did much to popularize the number, Pinkard cut Bernie in for a share of the tune's royalties by giving him a co-writer credit to the song.
Several artists have recorded versions of this songs. Ethel Waters recorded it in the 1920s, the California Ramblers in 1925 and Django Reinhardt in the 1930s did an instrumental version, The Beatles in 1961 working as back-up band for singer Tony Sheridan, the bands Gentle Giant and Count Basie in 1977, etc.
Jerry Lee Lewis recorded it in the mid 1970s, in the album There Must Be More To Love Than This.