After 40 years I visited the town where I went to school. I lived there as an oppressed poor boy. But 40 years later I came back as a free man, doing what I liked to do: for example to play guitar. The town still seemed to be dead, but I was awoke in the meantime, learned to have expressions and feelings. I left that city Arnsberg 40 years ago poor and nearly dead. Came back rich – and went away very soon after the photo session: but watch the video / slide show: background music: me on my Dobro guitar …
Georgia on my mind is an unbelievable attack vs. our emotions. Not only because the music of Ray Charles is divine. It touches everyone’s heart, because we all have left a home we are longing for to come back: The days of old, a sunny childhood, surrounded by friends or parents which are gone. So Georgia on my mind is a song like YESTERDAY by the BEATLES: but with much more expression, soul, feelings. After 40 years I went back to that town, where I went to school: ARNSBERG, Germany, it’s now the background sound of an 18 images slide show, featuring my Dobro guitar, visiting ARNSBERG… – so I call the song: The Arnsberg-blues.
me alone with a song (C major):
friends helping: dorota etc.
compare Ray Charles, originally (G major):
- Jon Hammond Trio Georgia On My Mind (hammondjazz.wordpress.com)
- “Clint Jun Gamboa sings Georgia on My Mind on American Idol Hollywood #3” and related posts (rickey.org)
- David Fathead Newman plays Georgia Jon Hammond B3 organ Bernard Purdie drums (hammondjazz.wordpress.com)
- Jon Hammond Trio Georgia On My Mind (hammondcast.wordpress.com)
- Casey Abrams Georgia On My Mind On American Idol [Video] (realestateradiousa.com)
- David Fathead Newman plays Georgia Jon Hammond B3 organ Bernard Purdie drums (hammondcast.typepad.com)