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"You Are My Sunshine" is a song copyrighted and published by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell in 1940. According to BMI, it has been recorded by more than 350 artists, and translated into 30 languages. In 1977, the Louisiana State Legislature decreed that "You Are My Sunshine" would be a state song, to honor two-time governor Jimmie Davis.

"You Are My Sunshine"
Single by Jimmie Davis with Charles Mitchell's Orchestra
B-side"Old Timer"
PublishedJanuary 30, 1940 (1940-01-30), by Southern Music Publishing
ReleasedMarch 25, 1940
RecordedFebruary 5, 1940
StudioDecca Recording, New York City
GenreHillbilly
Length2:47
LabelDecca
Songwriter(s)Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell

Contents

Earliest performances and recordings

The Pine Ridge Boys recorded the song under the title "You Are My Sunshine" on August 22, 1939, and released it on October 6 for Bluebird Records (Victor's budget label). "The Boys" (Marvin Taylor and Doug Spivey) were from Atlanta, which is where the recording was made. No songwriter was listed.

The Rice Brothers' Gang recorded the song next for Decca, on September 13, 1939, and released it the following 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

On January 30, 1940, "You Are My Sunshine" was copyrighted by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell, and published by Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. of New York. The pair recorded it on February 5, 1940, at Decca Studios in New York. Both received song-writing credit, and when the copyright was renewed on February 2, 1967, both names were on it. Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. is still run by the Peer Family, though BMI now lists it by an acronym, APRS, c/o Peermusic.

Claims of ownership

According to a November 1990 article by Theodore Pappas, in Chronicles Magazine, the true writer of the song was Oliver Hood of LaGrange, Georgia. He asserts that Davis never actually claimed authorship, because he bought the song, along with all the rights, from Paul Rice, before copyrighting and publishing, a practice not uncommon in the pre-World War II music business. Though some early versions of the song credit the Rice Brothers, descendants and associates of Oliver Hood, a musician who collaborated with Rice, state that Hood wrote the song in the early 1930s and first performed it in 1933, at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention at LaGrange.

A newspaper article in the Shreveport Times related: "on a 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." Paul Rice said: "I wrote 'You Are my Sunshine' in 1937. Where I got the idea for it, a girl over in South Carolina wrote me this long letter - it was long about seventeen pages. And she was talking about how I was her sunshine. I got the idea for the song and put a tune to it." According to Rice, "At least 20 people claimed to have written ‘You Are My Sunshine.’ I had a gal write me from California that she wrote it."[citation needed]

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,' he didn’t claim authorship of the song, but instead related its history of popularity.

Tony Russell states, "Though Mitchell's name appears on the copyright listing, he had already sold his half share to Davis." This is not reflected in the records of the United States Copyright Archives, which give the name, date and renewal number, "Charles Mitchell (A); 2Feb67; R403742".

"You Are My Sunshine"
Single by Gene Autry
B-side"It Makes No Difference Now"
ReleasedJuly 10, 1941 (1941-07-10)
RecordedJune 18, 1941
StudioCBS Columbia Square, Hollywood, California
GenreHillbilly
Length2:25
LabelOkeh

"You Are My Sunshine" was one of Jimmie Davis' biggest-selling records (one source claims it was "among the top five country music recordings of that year"), and it has enjoyed continual success ever since. In 1940, the Vocalion version by Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes, released in February, went to number 1 on the embryonic Billboard Top Hillbilly Recordings of the Month (July 27, 1940, issue). 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. Wayne King and his Orchestra recorded the first version to hit the popular music chart on September 4, and reached number 19 on November 9, 1940.

On March 14, 1941, the Gene Autry movie "Back In The Saddle" debuted, with Autry singing his signature song, "Back In The Saddle Again," and "You Are My Sunshine". On June 18, he recorded the latter at CBS Columbia Square Studio, Hollywood, California, and it was released July 10 on Okeh Records. On July 8, 1941 (1941-07-08), Bing Crosby recorded his version at Decca Recording Studios, New York City, also released in July. Both recordings made the National Best-Selling Charts, with Autry going to number 1 on the Billboard Top Hillbilly Recordings chart on September 27, where he remained for over 20 weeks, into January 1942. Autry's version remained on the chart for much of 1942, finally bowing out after 50 weeks. In 1962, a version by Ray Charles, with the Raelettes and Margie Hendrix, reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and number 7 on its Hot 100 chart.

In the 1997, The Simpsons episode "The Secret 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 military school. This is often described as one of the most touching moments of the series, Sam Scott of Looper calling it "one of the most powerful moments of melancholy beauty in a series that got them down to an art form."

In March 2020, British choirmaster Gareth Malone announced a new initiative titled the Great British Home Chorus, a new home choir for people internationally whilst everyone was stuck at home 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 as a single, with all the profits being donated to NHS Charities Together.

After Davis’ second term as governor, his admirers were disappointed when Gov. John J. McKeithen vetoed a bill in 1968 that would have made ‘’You Are My Sunshine’’ Louisiana’s official song. The reason was that the song said not a word about Louisiana. Virginia Shehee, a long-time Davis family friend and member of the Louisiana State Senate from 1976 to 1980, re-introduced legislation to make "You Are My Sunshine" the official state song. In 1977, the Legislature decreed that "You Are My Sunshine" would share honors as the state song with "Give Me Louisiana" by Doralice Fontane.

As the millennium drew near, Hall of Fame organizations started drawing up lists to honor the best music of the 20th century. On September 2, 1992, Country America magazine designated "You Are My Sunshine" 35th on its Top 100 Country Songs of All-Time list. Next, it was among the pre-1950 records selected to join the Grammy Hall of Fame on February 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 by Chet Atkins, playing "Wildwood Flower" and "You Are My Sunshine."

In 2000, the Songwriter's Hall of Fame chose Davis' version of "You Are My Sunshine" to receive it's Towering Song Award The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) published their list of the top 365 "Songs Of The Century" on March 7, 2001, and "You Are My Sunshine" placed #14. The Country Music Foundation published "Heartaches By The Number," celebrating country's "500 greatest singles," on March 14, 2003, with "You Are My Sunshine" by 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 it for long-term preservation.

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You Are My Sunshine
You Are My Sunshine Language Watch Edit This article s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia See Wikipedia s guide to writing better articles for suggestions August 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message You Are My Sunshine is a song copyrighted and published by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell 4 5 in 1940 According to BMI it has been recorded by more than 350 artists and translated into 30 languages 6 In 1977 the Louisiana State Legislature decreed that You Are My Sunshine would be a state song to honor two time governor Jimmie Davis 7 You Are My Sunshine Single by Jimmie Davis with Charles Mitchell s OrchestraB side Old Timer PublishedJanuary 30 1940 1940 01 30 by Southern Music Publishing 1 ReleasedMarch 25 1940 2 RecordedFebruary 5 1940 3 StudioDecca Recording New York CityGenreHillbillyLength2 47LabelDeccaSongwriter s Jimmie Davis Charles Mitchell Contents 1 Writing and recording 1 1 Earliest performances and recordings 1 2 Copyright and publication 1 3 Claims of ownership 2 Chart performance 3 Appearances 4 Recognition 5 References 6 External linksWriting and recording EditEarliest performances and recordings Edit The Pine Ridge Boys recorded the song under the title You Are My Sunshine on August 22 1939 and released it on October 6 for Bluebird Records Victor s budget label The Boys Marvin Taylor and Doug Spivey were from Atlanta which is where the recording was made 8 No songwriter was listed The Rice Brothers Gang recorded the song next for Decca on September 13 1939 9 and released it the following 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 Edit On January 30 1940 You Are My Sunshine was copyrighted by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell and published by Southern Music Publishing Co Inc of New York 10 The pair recorded it on February 5 1940 at Decca Studios in New York 11 Both received song writing credit and when the copyright was renewed on February 2 1967 both names were on it 12 Southern Music Publishing Co Inc is still run by the Peer Family though BMI now lists it by an acronym APRS c o Peermusic 13 14 Claims of ownership Edit According to a November 1990 article by Theodore Pappas in Chronicles Magazine the true writer of the song was Oliver Hood of LaGrange Georgia 15 He asserts that Davis never actually claimed authorship because he bought the song along with all the rights from Paul Rice before copyrighting and publishing a practice not uncommon in the pre World War II music business 16 Though some early versions of the song credit the Rice Brothers descendants and associates of Oliver Hood a musician who collaborated with Rice state that Hood wrote the song in the early 1930s and first performed it in 1933 at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention at LaGrange 16 A newspaper article in the Shreveport Times related on a 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 17 Paul Rice said I wrote You Are my Sunshine in 1937 Where I got the idea for it a girl over in South Carolina wrote me this long letter it was long about seventeen pages And she was talking about how I was her sunshine I got the idea for the song and put a tune to it According to Rice At least 20 people claimed to have written You Are My Sunshine I had a gal write me from California that she wrote it citation needed 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 18 he didn t claim authorship of the song but instead related its history of popularity Tony Russell states Though Mitchell s name appears on the copyright listing he had already sold his half share to Davis 10 This is not reflected in the records of the United States Copyright Archives which give the name date and renewal number Charles Mitchell A 2Feb67 R403742 19 Chart performance Edit You Are My Sunshine Single by Gene AutryB side It Makes No Difference Now ReleasedJuly 10 1941 1941 07 10 RecordedJune 18 1941 20 StudioCBS Columbia Square Hollywood CaliforniaGenreHillbillyLength2 25LabelOkeh You Are My Sunshine was one of Jimmie Davis biggest selling records one source claims it was among the top five country music recordings of that year 16 and it has enjoyed continual success ever since In 1940 the Vocalion version by Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes released in February went to number 1 on the embryonic Billboard Top Hillbilly Recordings of the Month July 27 1940 issue 21 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 22 Wayne King and his Orchestra recorded the first version to hit the popular music chart on September 4 and reached number 19 on November 9 1940 23 On March 14 1941 the Gene Autry movie Back In The Saddle debuted with Autry singing his signature song Back In The Saddle Again and You Are My Sunshine On June 18 24 he recorded the latter at CBS Columbia Square Studio Hollywood California and it was released July 10 on Okeh Records On July 8 1941 1941 07 08 Bing Crosby recorded his version at Decca Recording Studios New York City also released in July Both recordings made the National Best Selling Charts 25 with Autry going to number 1 on the Billboard Top Hillbilly Recordings chart on September 27 26 where he remained for over 20 weeks into January 1942 Autry s version remained on the chart for much of 1942 27 finally bowing out after 50 weeks 28 In 1962 a version by Ray Charles with the Raelettes and Margie Hendrix reached number one on the Billboard Hot R amp B Singles chart and number 7 on its Hot 100 chart 29 Appearances EditIn the 1997 The Simpsons episode The Secret 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 military school 30 This is often described as one of the most touching moments of the series Sam Scott of Looper calling it one of the most powerful moments of melancholy beauty in a series that got them down to an art form 31 In March 2020 British choirmaster Gareth Malone announced a new initiative titled the Great British Home Chorus a new home choir for people internationally whilst everyone was stuck at home 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 as a single with all the profits being donated to NHS Charities Together 32 Recognition EditAfter Davis second term as governor his admirers were disappointed when Gov John J McKeithen vetoed a bill in 1968 that would have made You Are My Sunshine Louisiana s official song The reason was that the song said not a word about Louisiana Virginia Shehee a long time Davis family friend and member of the Louisiana State Senate from 1976 to 1980 re introduced legislation to make You Are My Sunshine the official state song 33 In 1977 the Legislature decreed that You Are My Sunshine would share honors as the state song with Give Me Louisiana by Doralice Fontane 34 As the millennium drew near Hall of Fame organizations started drawing up lists to honor the best music of the 20th century On September 2 1992 Country America magazine designated You Are My Sunshine 35th on its Top 100 Country Songs of All Time list Next it was among the pre 1950 records selected to join the Grammy Hall of Fame on February 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 by Chet Atkins playing Wildwood Flower and You Are My Sunshine In 2000 the Songwriter s Hall of Fame chose Davis version of You Are My Sunshine to receive it s Towering Song Award 35 36 The National Endowment for the Arts NEA and the Recording Industry Association of America RIAA published their list of the top 365 Songs Of The Century on March 7 2001 and You Are My Sunshine placed 14 37 The Country Music Foundation published Heartaches By The Number celebrating country s 500 greatest singles on March 14 2003 with You Are My Sunshine by 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 it for long term preservation 38 References Edit Library of Congress Copyright Office 1967 Catalog of Copyright Entries 3D Ser Vol 21 Pt 5 Secs 1 2 United States Copyright Office U S Govt Print Off Decca matrix 67157 You are my sunshine Jimmie Davis Discography of American Historical Recordings adp library ucsb edu Retrieved August 22 2021 Russell Tony 2004 Country Music Records A Discography 1921 1942 New York Oxford University Press p 85 ISBN 0 19 513989 5 Catalog of Copyrights 1967 ia600200 us archive org Retrieved 2021 08 28 CD liner notes Disney Children s Favorites 4 1990 Disney Records You Are My Sunshine Writer Jimmie Davis Dies BMI com 2000 11 05 Retrieved 2021 08 29 The State Of Louisiana 2014 11 29 Archived from the original on 2014 11 29 Retrieved 2021 08 31 Russell Tony and Bob Pinson Country Music Records A Discography 1921 1942 Oxford Oxford University Press 2004 p 697 Russell Tony and Bob Pinson Country Music Records A Discography 1921 1942 Oxford Oxford University Press 2004 p 746 a b Russell Tony April 29 1998 You Are My Sunshine 5CD Box Set Bear Family Records pp liner notes booklet UPC EAN 4000127162168 Russell Tony and Bob Pinson Country Music Records A Discography 1921 1942 Oxford Oxford University Press 2004 p 304 Catalog of Copyrights 1967 ia600200 us archive org Retrieved 2021 08 28 BMI Songview Search repertoire bmi com Retrieved August 23 2021 Peermusic History www peermusic com Retrieved August 23 2021 Rosemont Records Inc www rosemontrecords com Retrieved August 20 2020 a b c Pappas Theodore November 1990 The Theft of an American Classic Chronicles The Rockford Institute Hannusch Jeff October 1 2009 Classic Songs of Louisiana You Are My Sunshine OffBeat Horstman Dorothy 1975 Sing Your Heart Out Country Boy Dutton ISBN 978 0 525 20465 7 Catalog of Copyrights1967 ia600200 us archive org Retrieved 2021 08 28 Russell Tony 2004 Country Music Records A Discography 1921 1942 New York Oxford University Press p 85 ISBN 0 19 513989 5 The Billboard July 27 1940 p84 worldradiohistory com July 27 1940 Retrieved August 23 2021 The Billboard October 26 1940 p84 worldradiohistory com October 26 1940 Retrieved August 23 2021 Whitburn Joel 1986 Joel Whitburn s Pop Memories 1890 1954 Wisconsin USA Record Research Inc p 615 ISBN 0 89820 083 0 Russell Tony 2004 Country Music Records A Discography 1921 1942 New York Oxford University Press p 85 ISBN 0 19 513989 5 Whitburn Joel 1986 Joel Whitburn s Pop Memories 1890 1954 Wisconsin USA Record Research Inc p 615 ISBN 0 89820 083 0 The Billboard September 27 1941 p69 worldradiohistory com September 27 1941 Retrieved August 23 2021 Inc Nielsen Business Media January 31 1942 Billboard Nielsen Business Media Inc The Billboard August 1 1942 p68 worldradiohistory com August 1 1942 Retrieved August 23 2021 Whitburn Joel 1988 Ray Charles Top R amp B Singles 1942 1988 Menomonee Falls Wisconsin Record Research p 82 ISBN 0 89820 068 7 Groening Matt November 3 1999 The Simpsons Forever A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family Continued HarperCollins ISBN 978 0 06 098763 3 via Google Books Nicholson Mikey 27 Moments From The Simpsons That Always Make You Ugly Cry BuzzFeed Shaw Roberts Maddy July 31 2020 11 000 voices sing You Are My Sunshine in heartwarming finale to Gareth Malone s lockdown choir Classic FM Retrieved August 7 2020 Virginia Ruth Kilpatrick Shehee The Shreveport Times Retrieved July 9 2015 The hit song You Are My Sunshine originated in Baton Rouge 225 2016 03 30 Retrieved 2021 08 29 Towering Song Songwriters Hall of Fame www songhall org Retrieved 2021 08 29 You Are My Sunshine Songwriters Hall of Fame www songhall org Retrieved 2021 08 29 RIAA Announce Songs Of The Century March 7 2001 calendar songfacts com Retrieved 2021 08 29 Staff 3 21 2013 CMT com You Are My Sunshine Added to National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress CMT News Retrieved 2021 08 29 External links EditLouisiana Legends Gala held on October 13 1990 features former Governor Jimmie Davis singing his most famous song You Are My Sunshine You Are My Sunshine performed by Gene Autry on YouTube You Are My Sunshine performed by Nat King Cole on YouTube You Are My Sunshine performed by Ray Charles on 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