Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One of Willie's best, even if he didn't write it.... the Roadhouse, Sirius Ch. 62: "Georgia, Georgia....a soooong of you....comes, sweet and clear, as moonlight....through the piiiines...."
I haven't a clue as to how many times that Hoagy Carmichael composition has been recorded over the years, but the two recordings of it that stand out are those of the great Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. Many if not most folks would probably consider the Ray Charles version the definitive one, but I think Willie topped it. Ironically enough, that was the only song from Willie's Stardust record that I liked. But I like it a LOT.