Hall of Fame Jazz Composer Maceo Pinkard We received a note from Lster Rutsky the other day, and he let us know that June 27th is the anniversary ofÂ Hall of Fame Jazz Composer Maceo Pinkard's brith.
Pinkard learned to play every instrument, but he is best known for composing â¤˝Sweet Georgia Brown,â¤ a song that the Harlem Globetrotters adopted as their theme music. Â Sugar, was also a big hit, as Peggy Lee recorded it in 1955. Â Them There Eyes was another hit forÂ Pinkard,Â as Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday as well as the bands of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman had success with the song.
In 1917, Pinkard formed his own publishing company, and began selling his compositions to majorÂ national publishing companies.