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Throwback Thursday: Ray Charles’ Georgia On My Mind

It is Thursday! As usual I take you on a trip down musical memory lane. Today I focus on Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles. The reason why I chose this song is because I am going home on Monday (yeah, I’m not from Georgia, I’m South African) so a song about home is fitting, right? Here we go.

The song was recorded in 1960 and became the official song of the state of Georgia in 1979. The song has been covered by many artists such as Micheal Bolton, Ella Fitzgerald, John Mayer, Usher nad many more.

My favourite lines from the song…

Other arms reach out to me

Other eyes smile tenderly

Still in peaceful dreams I see

The road leads back to you

Here is a video of the song. Enjoy!

Article written by:

Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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  1. Mbulela

    Awesome song!!
    Ray was a class apart. As much as i loved this song, watching the RAY movie only made me love it even more.
    By the way, a lovely blog you’ve got here. Well done. Will bookmark it right away.

  2. madea30

    The way I love Ray Charles, Ive been playing his CD the whole week! Such an awesome and refreshing blog. This video is the cherry on top #My day is made

    • Richmond_S

      Awesome! I am glad the post madeyour day. Which Ray Charles CD do you have and what are your favourite tracks?

      • madea30

        I have the Best of Ray Charles, I always like “Best of” CD’s more than original CD its crazy right lol. My fav tracks are,Georgia on my mind and Yesterday, also Hit the road jack..

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