(Back Home Again In) Indiana – Glen Campbell (1MS#000058)

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(Back Home Again In) Indiana – Glen Campbell

I first took note of this song, alternately known as “Indiana”, “Home In Indiana”, and many other names, about a decade ago, when I heard it on the Louis Armstrong album Satchmo At Pasadena. It swiftly became a favorite, along with that album’s “The Hucklebuck“. At the time, I had no idea how popular the song is, being sung at the pre-race ceremonies of the Indianapolis 500 for over 70 years.

A few years ago I stumbled across this amazing version by Glen Campbell on YouTube. Since I didn’t have it as part of my collection at all, it sort of slipped my mind. When he passed away recently, I revisited it again. And again, and again.

After a considerable internal debate, I decided I had to use Glen’s version, even though it’s  not available commercially, which is sure to be a rare occurrence.

Because of the limited availability of this version, I put Louis Armstrong’s version on Spotify, and some of the links below take you to his version.

Personnel:

Written By: James F. Hanley (Music) & Ballard MacDonald (Lyrics)
Vocals, Guitar: Glen Campbell
Guitar, Banjo: Carl Jackson
Bass: Bill C. Graham
Drums: Bob Gelts
Piano: Dennis McCarthy

Lyrics:

Genius
Song Meanings

Releases

Original Release: BBC Music Show
Original Release Date: 1975.04.xx

Covers:

214 versions listed here: https://secondhandsongs.com/work/62850/versions#nav-entity

Links:

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Second Hand Songs
Wikipedia

 

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