So Long (Russ Morgan song)

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"So Long" is a song written by Remus Harris, Russ Morgan and Irving Melsher in 1940 and later recorded by Russ Morgan and his orchestra.

The song was first a hit for The Charioteers, whose single reached No. 23 on the U.S. pop charts in 1940. The best-known version was recorded by Ruth Brown, whose rendition reached No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart in 1949.[1] The Four Aces' cover peaked at No. 26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1954. Roy Hamilton's cover peaked at No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard R&B charts in 1957.

The song has also been covered by Sam Cooke for his 1957 debut album Sam Cooke, Sarah Vaughan on her 1962 album You're Mine You, James Brown in the mid-1960s and again with a funk version in the mid-1970s, Aretha Franklin in 1969 for her album of cover material Soul '69, Pat Benatar for her 1991 album True Love, and Dr. John on the 1995 album Afterglow.

Additional recordings include versions by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, Charles Brown, The Ramsey Lewis Trio, The Orioles, The Three Chuckles, Big Maybelle, Floyd Dixon, The Castaways, JAY-EL, and Georges Jouvin.

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  1. ^ Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door - p. 375, Nick Talevski - 2010 "LITTLE LITTLE as Little Miss Sharecropper and Ruth Brown scored her first breakthrough hit with a note-for-note rendition of Little Miss Cornshucks' signature song, a bluesy reworking of Russ Morgan's 1940 hit 'So Long'. Another of Little ."