Who Sang Sweet Georgia Brown? Anita O’Day

Anita O’Day Pick Yoursef Up With Anita O'Day cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1956
length: 4:15
producer: Norman Granz and Anita O’Day
conductor: Buddy Bregman
vocal: Anita O’Day
alto saxophone: Bud Shank and Herb Geller
baritone saxophone: Jimmy Giuffre
bass: Joe Mondragon
membranophone: Alvin Stoller
guitar: Al Hendrickson
piano: Paul Smith
tenor saxophone: Georgie Auld and Bob Cooper
trombone: Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Ulyate, George Roberts and Frank Rosolino
trumpet: Ray Linn, Conrad Gozzo, Conte Candoli and Pete Candoli
Some other versions of "Sweet Georgia Brown"

Lyrics
She just got here yesterday,
Things are hot here now they say,
There's a new gal in town.
Gals are jealous, there's no doubt.
All the guys just rave about
Sweet, Sweet Georgia Brown.
And ever since she came, the common folks all claim, say;

No gal made has got a shade on Sweet Georgia Brown.
Two left feet, but oh, so neat has Sweet Georgia Brown.
They all sigh and wanna die for Sweet Georgia Brown,
I'll tell you just why, you know I don't lie (not much!).
It's been said she knocks 'em dead when she lands in town.
Since she came why it's a shame how she's cooled 'em down.
Fellas that she can't get must be fellas that she ain't met.
Georgia claimed her, Georgia named her, Sweet Georgia Brown.

All you gals will get the blues,
all you pals will surely lose.
And, there's but one excuse.
Now I've told you who she was,
and I've told you what she does,
Still, give this gal her dues.
This pretty maiden's prayer is answered anywhere

No gal made has got a shade on Sweet Georgia Brown.
Two left feet, but oh, so neat has Sweet Georgia Brown.
They all sigh and wanna die for Sweet Georgia Brown,
I'll tell you just why, you know I don't lie (not much!).
All those tips the porter slips to Sweet Georgia Brown
They buy clothes at fashion shows for one dollar down.
Fellas, won'tcha tip your hats. Oh boy, ain't she the cats?
Who's that mister, tain't her sister, It's Sweet Georgia Brown.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don't Be That Way
  • 2 Let's Face the Music and Dance
  • 3 I Never Had a Chance
  • 4 Stompin' at the Savoy
  • 5 Pick Yourself Up
  • 6 Stars Fell on Alabama
  • 7 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 8 I Won't Dance
  • 9 Man With a Horn
  • 10 I Used to Be a Color Blind
  • 11 There's a Lull in My Life
  • 12 Let's Begin

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin