KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in the Hollywood of 1948 for Brother Bones and His Shadows' version of "Sweet Georgia Brown", first released as a 10" 78RPM record on Tempo...
"I first knew this by way of Rahsaan Roland Kirk's faithful cover version from 1976. But when I moved to NYC I learned that Brother Bones' version had been the Harlem Globetrotters' theme tune since 1952!
Bones was Alabama born in 1902 as Freeman Davis and had also worked as Whistling Sam. Legend has it that Tempo discovered him in a Hollywood Chinese restaurant, he left us in 1974 aged 71." - KV
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