SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
“Sweet Georgia Brown” is a jazz standard and pop tune written in 1925, known to many
as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. Sweet Georgia Brown”
was written by Maceo Pinkard (music) and Kenneth Casey (words). The tune was first
recorded by bandleader Ben Bernie and his Orchestra. As Bernie’s then nationally famous
orchestra featuring the number did much to popularize the number, Pinkard cut Bernie in
for a share of the tune’s royalties by giving him a co-writer credit to the song.