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That Lucky Old Sun
Composer: Haven Gillespie / Beasley Smith

That Lucky Old Sun was performed over 110 times by the Jerry Garcia Band between October 1986 and April 1995.

That Lucky Old Sun was a hit for Frankie Laine in 1949 leading to a rush of recordings at the end of that year. Uncertain though which was the first recording of the song. The song is registered as, and occurs on recordings as, both That Lucky Old Sun and That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day). The shorter version of the title has been used on this page.



Jerry Garcia

info Jerry Garcia Band, Jerry Garcia Band, 1991
info Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, The Best Of The Rest, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band/Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989, Jerry Garcia Band, 2005
info Live at Shoreline (DVD), Jerry Garcia Band, 2005
info Garcia Live: Volume Two, Jerry Garcia Band, 2013
info Fall 1989, JGB / Weir & Wasserman, 2013

Other recordings

no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / I Get Sentimental Over Nothing), Frankie Laine, 1949
no info Single (It Had To Be You / That Lucky Old Sun), Laurence "88" Keys Quartet, 1949
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Make Believe), Vaughn Monroe, and his Orchestra, 1949
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Make Believe (You Are Glad When You're Sorry)), Sarah Vaughan, 1949
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Three Wishes), Dean Martin, 1949
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Could 'Ja), Frank Sinatra, 1949
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / If My Dream Would Come True), Herb Lance, 1949
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Blueberry Hill), Louis Armstrong, 1949
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / The Meadows Of Heaven), The Johnston Brothers, 1949
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / The Meadows Of Heaven), Bob Houston, 1949
no info Frankie Laine (Mercury), Frankie Laine, 1950
no info Frankie Laine (Columbia), Frankie Laine, 1952
no info Songs By, Frankie Laine, 1955
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Play It Fair), LaVern Baker and The Gliders, 1956
no info That Old Feeling, Frank Sinatra, 1956
no info EP (You Send Me / That Lucky Old Sun / The Lonesome Road / Canadian Sunset), Sam Cooke, 1957
no info Howdy!, Pat Boone, 1956
no info LaVern Baker, LaVern Baker, 1957
no info Rockin', Frankie Laine, 1957
no info Sam Cooke, Sam Cooke, 1958
no info Light Fantastic, Beasley Smith, 1958
no info EP (Hummin' The Blues / That Lucky Old Sun / Chattanoogie Shoe-Shine Boy / Forgive Me), Pat Boone, 1958
no info Single (Ball And Chain / That Lucky Old Sun), Randy Sparks, 1958
no info Shout!, The Isley Brothers, 1959
no info Greatest Hits, Frankie Laine, 1959
no info Satchmo in Style, Louis Armstrong, 1959
no info Single (Anytime / That Lucky Old Sun), Rusty Draper, 1960
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Time And Again), The Velvets, 1960
no info EP (Tonight (Could Be The Night) / Spring Fever / Time And Again / That Lucky Old Sun), The Velvets, 1960
no info Single (On A Slow Boat To China/ That Lucky Old Sun), Emile Ford, 1960
no info EP (What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For/That Lucky Old Sun/On A Slow Boat To China/Don't Tell Me Your Troubles), Emile Ford, 1960
no info Walkin' The Low Road, Randy Sparks, 1960
no info For Teenagers Only, Bobby Darin, 1960
info Tall Oak Tree, Dorsey Burnette, 1960
no info Golden Hits, Frankie Lane, 1961
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / So Long), Chuck Reed, 1961
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Hard Head), The Romancers, 1961
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / I Love Marie), The Floridians, 1961
no info The Electrifying, Aretha Franklin, 1962
no info You Send Me, Sam Cooke, 1962
no info Wild, Wonderful Wynona, Wynona Carr, 1962
no info All-Star Spectacular, Sammy Davis, Jr, 1962
no info Cherokeely Swings!, Keely Smith, 1962
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Time For Love), The Ectasies, 1962
no info Single (The Lullaby / That Lucky Old Sun), The Counterpoint Three, 1962
no info Single (Got My Mojo Working / That Lucky Old Sun), Bobby Gonzales, 1962
no info Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Red Foley, 1962
no info Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul, Ray Charles, 1963
no info Number 1 Hits, Vol 1, Billy Vaughn, 1963
no info Together, The Buffalo Bills, 1963
no info EP (I Get Up In The Morning / Talk Like A Man / That Lucky Old Sun / Lonely River), Heinz, 1963
no info Single (North To Durango / That Lucky Old Sun), Fred Darian, 1963
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / Ol' Man Time), Ray Charles, 1963
no info EP (That Lucky Old Sun / Baby, Don't You Cry / My Heart Cries For You), Ray Charles, 1964
no info Single (Don't Make Me Cry / That Lucky Old Sun), Prince Buster and the Sea Busters, 1964
no info Hits That Sold A Million, Rusty Draper, 1964
no info New Top Hits In the Glenn Miller Style, Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle and the Modernaires, 1964
no info Clementine, Bobby Darin, 1964
no info Live in Concert, Ray Charles, 1965
no info You'll Never Walk Alone, The Lettermen, 1965
no info Rural Route #1, Dave Dudley, 1965
info His Majesty King Funk, Grant Green, 1965
no info Honeycomb, Jimmie F. Rodgers, 1967
no info Campfire Favorites, The Sons of the Pioneers, 1967
no info The Beauty of Bruno, Tony Bruno, 1967
no info Single (Lucky Old Sun / No Hearts And Flowers), Don Cherry, 1967
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / My Darling Clementine), Bill Medley, 1967
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / My Darling Clementine), Righteous Brothers, 1968
no info Where No One Stands Alone, Ferlin Husky, 1968
no info Goodies, George Benson, 1968
no info Standards, The Righteous Brothers, 1968
no info Born Under A Bad Sign, Big Mama Thornton, 1968
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / She Thinks I Still Care), Geln Garrison, 1968
no info I Thank You, Sam and Dave, 1968
info Proud Mary, Solomon Burke, 1969
info White Hot Soul, Dick Jensen, 1969
no info Yusef Lateef's Detroit: Latitude 42 30' Longitude 83, Yusef Lateef, 1969
no info You Loving Takes The Leaving Out Of Me, Tommy Cash, 1969
no info Do Your Thing, Jackie Wilson, 1969
no info I Want You to Make My Life Over, Artistics, 1969
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / How Big A Fool), Solomon Burke, 1969
no info Single (Your Lovin' Takes The Leavin' Out Of Me / That Lucky Old Sun), Tommy Cash, 1969
no info In The Beginning..., Harold Smith Majestic Singers with Various Artists, 1970
no info Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits, Frankie Laine, 1970
no info Single (Make It Hard For Me / That Lucky Old Sun), Anthony Armstrong Jones, 1971
no info Tough and Tender, Charlie Starr, 1971
no info Greatest Hits, Anthony Armstrong Jones, 1971
no info Life Goes On, Paul Williams, 1972
no info Lord, Mr Ford, Jerry Reed, 1973
no info World of Ray Charles, Ray Charles, 1974
no info Crying In The Chapel And Other Great Country Hits, Jimmie F. Rodgers, 1974
no info 16 Greatest Hits, Frankie Laine, 1975
no info Rare, Vol. 2, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1975
no info The Sound in Your Mind, Willie Nelson, 1976
no info Rusty Tracks, Mickey Newbury, 1977
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / I'm Coming Home To Face The Music), Nat Stuckey, 1978
no info Single (That Lucky Old Sun / You Mean The World To Me), Howdy Glenn, 1978
no info Stardust, Willie Nelson, 1978
no info One for the Road, Willie Nelson / Leon Russell, 1980
no info Blue Skies, Willie Nelson, 1981
no info Song for You, Willie Nelson, 1983
no info Blue Benson, George Benson, 1983
no info Truckin' And Trakin', Junior Mance, 1984
no info Milestones, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1985
no info Song In A Seashell, Tom T. Hall, 1985
no info Memories, Frankie Laine, 1985
no info Ferriday Fireball, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1986
no info Radio Years, Vol. 2, Bing Crosby, 1987
no info 16 Greatest Hits, Frankie Laine, 1987
no info Compact Jazz, George Benson, 1987
no info His Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Ray Charles, 1987
no info Headin' West, Leroy Van Dyke, 1987
no info You Send Me, Sam Cooke, 1988
no info Stronger Than Dirt/The Way It Is, Big Mama Thornton, 1988
info Modern Sounds In Country and Western, Ray Charles, 1988 (bonus track)
no info The Bishop Rides South, Solomon Burke, 1988
no info Western Standard Time, Asleep At The Wheel, 1988
no info 16 Most Requested Songs, Frankie Laine, 1989
info Classic: The Definitive Edition of His Sun Recordings 1956-1963, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1989
no info Mule Train, Frankie Lane, 1989
no info Anthology, Ray Charles, 1989
no info Tonight (Could Be The Night), The Velvets, 1989
no info Greatest Hits, Louis Armstrong, 1990
no info All Time Best of Louis Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, 1990
no info Time Present... ...Time's Past, Coale Johnson, 1991
no info The Frankie Laine Collection: The Mercury Years, Frankie Lane, 1991
no info Summertime, Marcels, 1992
no info The Beach Music Anthology, Various Artists (Cash McCall), 1992
no info Compact Jazz: George Benson, George Benson, 1992
no info Malcolm X: Music from the Motion Picture, Various Artists (Ray Charles), 1992
no info The Essence of Frankie Laine, Frankie Laine, 1993
no info 16 Most Requested Songs, Sarah Vaughan, 1993
no info All Time Greatest Hits, Louis Armstrong, 1994
no info The Essence of Sarah Vaughan, Sarah Vaughan, 1994
info The Best of Dorsey Burnette: The Era Years, Dorsey Burnette, 1994
no info The Very Best Of, Emile Ford, 1994
no info Highlights from His Decca Years, Louis Armstrong, 1994
info His Majesty, King Funk / Up With Donald Byrd, Grant Green / Donald Byrd, 1995
no info Fifties Come Alive, The Wizards, 1995
no info Killer Hits: The Original Classics, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1995
no info The Legend, Sam Cooke, 1995
no info Just Like Eddie: The Heinz Anthology, Heinz, 1995
no info Honeycomb, Jimmie F. Rodgers, 1995
no info The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943-1952, Frank Sinatra, 1995
no info The Jackie Wilson Story: The Chicago Years, Vol. 1, Jackie Wilson, 1995
no info Hits to Remember, Various Artists (Frankie Lane), 1995
no info Shout: the RCA Sessions, Isley Brothers, 1996
no info Willie Standard Time, Willie Nelson, 1996
info Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection, Ray Charles, 1997
no info Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul/Have a Smile For Me, Ray Charles, 1997
no info Memories Are Made of This, Dean Martin, 1997
no info Fifties: Complete, Pat Boone, 1997
no info Portrait of a Legend, Frankie Laine, 1997
info Go-Go & Gumbo, Satchmo N Soul, Carte Brass & Percusion, 1997
no info The Complete, The Velvets, 1996
no info The Best of (Box), Dean Martin, 1997
no info Talkin' Verve, George Benson, 1997
no info Rock & Roll, LaVern Baker, 1997
no info Yellow Boogie & Blues, Little Willie Littlefield, 1998
no info The Man with the Big Front Yard, Yusef Lateef, 1998
no info They're in Town, The Rockin' Berries, 1998
no info LaVern / LaVern Baker, LaVern Baker, 1998
no info Essential Satchmo, Louis Armstrong, 1998
no info Sings Standards, Aretha Franklin, 1998
no info Standards, Ray Charles, 1998
no info Very Best of Vaughn Monroe, Vaughn Monroe, 1998
no info Tonight Could Be the Night: The Very Best of, The Velvets, 1999
no info Happy Trails: The Collection 1937-1990, Roy Rogers, 1999
no info 22 Golden Hits, Righteous Brothers, 1999
no info The Great, Sam Cooke, 1999
no info American III, Johnny Cash, 2000
no info A T 2/The Boot, Fairport Convention, 2000
no info Love Songs, Willie Nelson, 2000
info Proud Mary: The Bell Sessions, Solomon Burke, 2000
info The Very Best of Dorsey Burnette, Dorsey Burnette, 2001
no info Boy Could They Sing, The Delcos, 2001
no info Counting Teardrops, Emile Ford & the Checkmates, 2001
no info We'll Take Romance, Vic Damone, 2001
info Moonlight & Love Songs, Leon Russell, 2002
no info Mockin' Bird Hill: The Pye Anthology, The Migil 5, 2002
no info A Wonderful World, K.D. Lang and Tony Bennett, 2002
no info The Complete Heinz, Heinz, 2002
no info Chronological Classics 1946-1950, Hot Lips Page, 2002
no info Havana, John Stewart, 2003
no info The Definitive 1964-2002, Tom Jones, 2003
no info Sings Country & Classics, Frank Ifield, 2003
no info The Collection, Solomon Burke, 2004
no info That's Amore, Dean Martin, 2004
no info Remembering, The Andrews Sisters, 2004
no info Miracle Winfield Parker, 2005
no info The Essential, Sarah Vaughan , 2005
no info First Path, Reginald Pinckney, 2005
no info 53 Years And Still Rocking, Teddy Riedel, 2005
no info We Got Work to Do, Summervilla, 2005
no info Songs of the West, Frankie Laine, 2006
no info The Complete Million Dollar Sessions: 50th Anniversary Edition, The Million Dollar Quartet, 2006
no info Collectables Classics, Sam & Dave, 2006
no info Young Dino, Dean Martin, 2006
no info Last Man Standing, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2006
no info Stop, Look and Listen!, The High-Jacks, 2006
no info 50 Legendary Recordings, Frankie Laine, 2006
no info 50 Original Classics, Frank Sinatra, 2006
no info Sweet Memory: Songs of Reminiscence, Rita MacNeil, 2006
no info 1950: A Time To Remember The Classic Years, Various Artists (Frankie Laine), 2006
no info A Date with Dean (Box), Dean Martin, 2007
no info Dino Swings: Selected Singles 1949-56, Dean Martin, 2007
no info Anthology 1945-1955, Louis Armstrong, 2007
no info Louis Armstrong, Vol. 2, Louis Armstrong, 2007
no info Last Man Standing Live, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2007
no info That Lucky Old Sun, Brian Wilson, 2008
no info Classics 1955-1957, LaVern Baker, 2008
no info Only the Best of, LaVern Baker, 2008
no info Lucky Old Sun, Kenny Chesney, 2008
no info Don't Let Go, Jack Williams, 2008
no info Evil Monkey Man, David Yazbek, 2008
info Songs from the Invisible Republic, Various Artists (Frankie Laine), 2008
no info Only the Best of, Vol. 1, Yusef Lateef, 2009
no info Bop Ting a Ling, LaVern Baker, 2009
no info High Noon: The Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine, Gary Smulyan, 2009
info The Roots Of Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Frankie Laine), 2009
no info Live At The Troubador, Trevor Lucas, 2010
no info Rocks and Gravel, Frankie Laine, 2010
no info Original Album Classics, Aretha Franklin, 2010
no info The Keen Records Story, Sam Cooke, 2010
no info It's So Fine: Complete Singles A's & B's 1953-59, LaVern Baker, 2010
no info Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia, Aretha Franklin, 2011
no info That Lucky Old Sun, Povl Dissing, 2010
no info Shark Den Blues, President Roots, 2010
no info Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, Ray Charles, 2011
no info Beyond the Sun, Chris Isaak, 2011
no info Hits, Frankie Laine, 2011
no info Original Album Series, Bobby Darin, 2011
no info The Rough Guide To Jazz Legends, Louis Armstrong, 2011

 
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