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Reportedly Ben Bernie came up with the concept for the song's lyrics — although he is not the accredited lyricist — after meeting Dr. Brown's daughter Georgia Brown and how subsequent to the baby girl's birth on August 11, the Georgia General Assembly had issued a declaration that she was to be named Georgia after the state, an anecdote which would be directly referenced by the song's lyric: "Georgia claimed her — Georgia named her. The tune was first recorded on March 19, , by bandleader Ben Bernie , resulting in a five-week number one for Ben Bernie and his Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra. One of the most popular versions of "Sweet Georgia Brown" was recorded in by Brother Bones and His Shadows and later adopted as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Sweet Georgia Brown was born in South Carolina; her talents surfaced at the age of three, when she displayed an interest in song and dance. At nine years of age Georgia made her stage debut at Carnegie Hall in the musical, "Alice in Wonderland", as a tap dancer. During these years she sang at the weekly assembly and in the Chorus, representing her school in the All Star Chorus Competition, and winning. The Legendary Sweet Georgia Brown is known as a real sassy lady.
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