[Dixielandjazz] The E7 in Georgia (or not)
gary at kiser.org
Wed Jul 24 10:05:17 PDT 2013
I am a fan of the chord books put together by jazz pianist/historian
Philippe Baudoin. Of course, the best source for chords is the original
score, but as a reference, I find his chords very reliable and solid.
I even like his chords for Georgia on My Mind where he has an E7 in
measure 5 (13 &29).
Instead of a I-VI-ii-V turnaround, he notes a I-VII-ii-V which is,
admittedly, strange. Yet, I like how it sounds. In listening to
recordings of the tune, I hear both E7 and D7 in that measure depending
on the artist.
Does anyone have the original score for Georgia? If you are a musician
who plays this tune, do you play E7 or D7 in measure 5?
Thanks for your thoughts.
All the best, Gary
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