You Are My Sunshine Singing Flower

1940 song copyrighted and published by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell

“You Are My Sunshine”
Single past Jimmie Davis with Charles Mitchell’southward Orchestra
B-side “Old Timer”
Published Jan xxx, 1940 (1940-01-30), by Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc.[1]
Released March 25, 1940[2]
Recorded Feb five, 1940[3]
Studio Decca Recording, New York City
Genre Country
Length
2:47
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell

You Are My Sunshine” is a song copyrighted and published by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell[iv]
[5]
in 1940. According to BMI, information technology has been recorded by more than 350 artists, and translated into xxx languages.[6]
In 1977, the Louisiana State Legislature decreed that “You Are My Sunshine” would be a state song, to honour two-time governor Jimmie Davis.[7]

Writing and recording

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Earliest performances and recordings

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“You Are My Sunshine”
Pine Ridge Boys - You Are My Sunshine 78 (Bluebird).jpg
Unmarried by The Pine Ridge Boys
Released October 6, 1939 (1939-x-06)
[8]
Recorded Baronial 22, 1939 (1939-08-22)
[9]
Studio Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Hillbilly
Length
two:45
Label Bluebird B-8263
Songwriter(southward) non listed

The Pine Ridge Boys recorded the song under the title “You Are My Sunshine” on August 22, 1939, and released it on Oct 6 for Bluebird Records (Victor’south budget label). “The Boys” (Marvin Taylor and Doug Spivey) were from Atlanta, which is where the recording was fabricated.[10]
No songwriter was listed.

The Rice Brothers’ Gang recorded the song adjacent for Decca, on September xiii, 1939,[11]
and released it the following calendar month. This group was originally from Northern Georgia, but relocated to Shreveport, LA, where they performed on the radio station KWKH. The songwriter was listed as “Paul Rice”.

Copyright and publication

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On January 30, 1940, “Y’all Are My Sunshine” was copyrighted past Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell, and published by Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. of New York.[12]
The pair recorded it on February 5, 1940, at Decca Studios in New York.[13]
Both received vocal-writing credit, and when the copyright was renewed on February 2, 1967, both names were on it.[fourteen]
Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. is yet run past the Peer Family, though BMI now lists it under American Performing Rights Society, Inc., besides known by its acronym, APRS, c/o Peermusic.[15]
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Claims of buying

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According to a Nov 1990 article by Theodore Pappas, in
Chronicles Magazine,
the true writer of the song was Oliver Hood of LaGrange, Georgia.[17]
He asserts that Davis never actually claimed authorship, considering he bought the song, forth with all the rights, from Paul Rice, earlier copyrighting and publishing, a practise non uncommon in the pre-Globe War Two music business.[eighteen]
Though some early versions of the song credit the Rice Brothers, descendants and associates of Oliver Hood, a musician who collaborated with Rice, land that Hood wrote the song in the early 1930s and first performed it in 1933, at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention at LaGrange.[18]

A newspaper article in the Shreveport Times related: “on a solar day in 1939 – no one seems to remember the exact date – Charles Mitchell and Jimmie Davis called the station KWKH to see Paul Rice (who was playing there at the time). Paul’s wife was in the hospital and he needed cash to pay her bills. He sold ‘Sunshine’ to Davis and Mitchell for $35. Each put in 17.50.”[nineteen]
Paul Rice said: “I wrote ‘You Are my Sunshine’ in 1937. Where I got the thought for it, a daughter over in Southward Carolina wrote me this long alphabetic character – it was long about seventeen pages. And she was talking about how I was her sunshine. I got the idea for the vocal and put a melody to information technology.” According to Rice, “At to the lowest degree 20 people claimed to have written ‘Yous Are My Sunshine.’ I had a gal write me from California that she wrote information technology.”[18]

Davis lived to be 101 years old, and gave a number of conflicting accounts. When interviewed by Dorothy Horstman for her 1975 book ‘Sing Your Heart Out Country Boy,’[twenty]
he didn’t merits authorship of the song, but instead related its history of popularity.

Tony Russell states, “Though Mitchell’southward name appears on the copyright listing, he had already sold his half share to Davis.”[12]
This is not reflected in the records of the United States Copyright Athenaeum, which give the proper noun, date and renewal number, “Charles Mitchell (A); 2Feb67; R403742”.[21]

Chart performance

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“You Are My Sunshine”
Unmarried by Factor Autry
B-side “Information technology Makes No Difference Now”
Released July x, 1941 (1941-07-10)
[22]
Recorded June xviii, 1941[23]
Studio CBS Columbia Square, Hollywood, California
Genre Hillbilly
Length
ii:25
Label Okeh

“Y’all Are My Sunshine” was one of Jimmie Davis’ biggest-selling records (one source claims it was “among the meridian five state music recordings of that year”),[xviii]
and information technology has enjoyed continual success ever since. In 1940, the Vocalion version by Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Optics, released in February, went to number 1 on the embryonic Billboard Top Hillbilly Recordings of the Month (July 27, 1940, issue).[24]
Perhaps thanks to the popularity of the Davis and Atcher versions, the original 1939 recording by The Pine Ridge Boys peaked at number 4 on October 26, 1940.[25]
Wayne King and his Orchestra recorded the first version to hit the popular music nautical chart on September four, and reached number 19 on November 9, 1940.[26]

On March fourteen, 1941, the Gene Autry motion picture
Back in the Saddle
debuted, with Autry singing his signature song, “Back In The Saddle Again,” and “Yous Are My Sunshine”. On June 18,[27]
he recorded the latter at CBS Columbia Square Studio, Hollywood, California, and it was released July x on Okeh Records. On July 8, 1941 (1941-07-08), Bing Crosby recorded his version at Decca Recording Studios, New York City, besides released in July. Both recordings made the National Best-selling Charts,[28]
with Autry going to number 1 on the Billboard Top Hillbilly Recordings chart on September 27,[29]
where he remained for over 20 weeks, into January 1942. Autry’s version remained on the chart for much of 1942,[30]
finally bowing out later on l weeks.[31]
In 1962, a version by Ray Charles, with the Raelettes and Margie Hendrix, reached number i on the
Billboard
Hot R&B Singles chart and number vii on its Hot 100 chart.[32]

Appearances

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In the 1997,
The Simpsons
episode “The Surreptitious War of Lisa Simpson”, Marge Simpson sends a recording of herself singing “You Are My Sunshine” to her daughter, who is homesick while enrolled in a war machine school.[33]
This is ofttimes described every bit 1 of the most touching moments of the series, Sam Scott of
Looper
calling it “one of the most powerful moments of melancholy dazzler in a serial that got them down to an art form.”[34]

In March 2020, British choirmaster Gareth Malone appear a new initiative titled the
Peachy British Home Chorus, a new home choir for people internationally whilst everyone was stuck at domicile during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the finale, Malone orchestrated a choral version of “You Are My Sunshine”, with over 11,000 singers taking part, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra. The song was released every bit a single, with all the profits being donated to NHS Charities Together.[35]

Recognition

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After Davis’ second term equally governor, his admirers were disappointed when Gov. John J. McKeithen vetoed a beak in 1968 that would have made ‘’You Are My Sunshine’’ Louisiana’s official song. The reason was that the song said non a discussion almost Louisiana. Virginia Shehee, a long-time Davis family unit friend and member of the Louisiana Land Senate from 1976 to 1980, re-introduced legislation to make “Y’all Are My Sunshine” the official state song.[36]
In 1977, the Legislature decreed that “Y’all Are My Sunshine” would share honors every bit the state vocal with “Give Me Louisiana” past Doralice Fontane.[37]

Every bit the millennium drew near, Hall of Fame organizations started drawing up lists to honor the best music of the 20th century. On September two, 1992,
State America
magazine designated “Yous Are My Sunshine” 35th on its Top 100 Country Songs of All-Fourth dimension list. Adjacent, information technology was amidst the pre-1950 records selected to join the Grammy Hall of Fame on Feb 24, 1999, On June 17, Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville, and the event included a guitar marching band, led past Chet Atkins, playing “Wildwood Flower” and “Yous Are My Sunshine.”

In 2000, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame chose Davis’ version of “You Are My Sunshine” to receive it’s Towering Vocal Award[38]
[39]
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Recording Manufacture Association of America (RIAA) published their list of the peak 365 “Songs Of The Century” on March vii, 2001, and “You Are My Sunshine” placed #fourteen.[40]
The State Music Foundation published “Heartaches Past The Number,” celebrating country’s “500 greatest singles,” on March fourteen, 2003, with “You Are My Sunshine” past Jimmie Davis on the list. On June 8, 2003, it ranked #73 on CMT’s “100 Greatest Songs Of Country Music.” On March 21, 2013, the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress added information technology for long-term preservation.[41]

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External links

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  • Louisiana Legends Gala held on October 13, 1990, features old Governor Jimmie Davis singing his well-nigh famous song, “You Are My Sunshine.”
  • “Y’all Are My Sunshine” performed by Gene Autry
    on YouTube
  • “You Are My Sunshine” performed by Nat King Cole
    on YouTube
  • “Yous Are My Sunshine” performed by Ray Charles
    on YouTube




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