Stuart Graham Steven Gorrell (September 17, 1901 – August 10, 1963) is best known for writing the lyrics for the song "Georgia on My Mind".
Born in Knox, Indiana, Gorrell attended Indiana University; there he became friends with fellow student Hoagy Carmichael. After hearing Carmichael play the newly composed melody at a party, Gorrell stayed up all night with Carmichael working on the song and ended up writing lyrics for it.
Gorrell became a banker and never wrote another lyric in his life.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 17th, 1901 (Knox), Died New Jersey
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-63653||10-in.||9/15/1930||Georgia (on my mind)||Hoagy Carmichael ; Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||ABRC-69924||10-in.||6/10/1931||Georgia on my mind||Gene and his Glorians ; Gene Kardos||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-70534||10-in.||9/23/1931||Georgia on my mind||Washboard Rhythm Kings||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-70624||10-in.||11/24/1931||Georgia on my mind||Mildred Bailey||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||LBSHQ-72558||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||5/9/1932||Dance medley [of] Hoagy Carmichael compositions||Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with piano and male vocal solo and duet||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-041554||10-in.||8/15/1939||Georgia on my mind||Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-071765||10-in.||2/4/1942||Georgia on my mind||LEVINE (Henry) and his STRICTLY FROM DIXIE JAZZ BAND||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W351051||10-in.||6/30/1931||Georgia on my mind||Red McKenzie ; Mound City Blue Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W403896||10-in.||4/5/1930||My sweet||Louis Armstrong||Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W405063||10-in.||11/5/1931||Georgia on my mind||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Gramophone||0LA1292||10-in.||10/15/1936||Georgia on my mind||Quintet of the Hot Club of France ; Freddy Taylor||Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gorrell, Stuart," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111910.
Gorrell, Stuart. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111910.
"Gorrell, Stuart." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.
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