George Strait & the Texas Playboys performs “Right or Wrong”

The George Strait version, was released on January 25, 1984, reaching number one on the US country charts, on the 28th. staying 12 weeks on the list.

YouTube James Stiltner Channel
YouTube James Stiltner Channel

Right or Wrong:

Lp cover George Strait ( MCA 1984 )
Lp cover George Strait ( MCA 1984 )

Song composed by Arthur Sizemore & Paul Biese, with lyrics by Haven Gillespie, recorded for the first time, Markel’s jazz and swing orchestra, in 1921, for Okeh label and was released in February 1922. The original score is a beautiful ballad of fox trot.

“Right or Wrong” was recorded by many early jazz and swing orchestras, including Mike Markel and His Orchestra (OKeh 4478, 1921), Original Dixie Jazz Band (Oriole 445, 1925), Peggy English (Braunschweig 3949, 1928), Tampa Red (Bluebird 6832, 1936). The recording with the most lasting influence was made by Emmett Miller and Georgia Crackers (OKeh 41280, 1929).

Sheet music cover
Sheet music cover

The George Strait version, was recorded on June 20, 1983, for the MCA label, with the production of Ray Baker, was released on January 25, 1984, reaching number one on the US country charts, on the 28th. April 1984, staying 12 weeks on the list. The song would be included on the album, Right Or Wrong (MCA 1983), the album also reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums.
Thanks to the George Strait version, he took the composer, Haven Gillespie, to receive an ASCAP award in 1985 for writing the song, 64 years after writing it.



 

 

Single Markel's Orchestra ( Okeh 1922 )
Single Markel’s Orchestra ( Okeh 1922 )

Versions:
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys 1937 (Vocalion)
Milton Brown & His Brownies 1937 (Decca)
The Riverside Ramblers 1939 (Bluebird)
Willie Nelson 1963 (Liberty)
Al Dean & the Allstars 1968 (Stop Records)
Johnny Gimble & the Texas Swing Pioneers 1980 (CMH)
BR5-49 2015 (Bear Family Records)
And some more …





George Strait – Right or Wrong Lyrics

Right or wrong, I’ll always love you.
Oh you’re gone, I can’t forget.
Right or wrong, I’ll keep on dreaming.
Still I wake with that same ol’ regret.
All along I knew I’d lose you,
Though I prayed that you’d be true.
In your heart please just remember
Right or wrong, I’m still in love with you.

Right or wrong, I’ll always love you.
Oh you’re gone, I can’t forget.
Right or wrong, I’ll keep on dreaming.
Still I wake with that same ol’ regret.
All along I knew I’d lose you,
Though I prayed that you’d be true.
In your heart please just remember
Right or wrong, I’m still in love with you.

Single George Strait ( MCA 1984 )
Single George Strait ( MCA 1984 )

Miquel Batlle
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