Back Home Again in Indiana

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"(Back Home Again in) Indiana" is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald that was published in January 1917.wikipedia
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Indianapolis 500 traditions

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Since 1946, "Back Home Again in Indiana" has been performed during pre-race ceremonies before the Indianapolis 500.
The most noteworthy and most popular traditions are the annual singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana," and the victory lane bottle of milk.

On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away

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Although it is not the state song of Indiana (which is "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"), it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier state.
The 1917 song "Back Home Again in Indiana" borrowed heavily from Dresser's song, both lyrically and musically, and led to a dispute with Dresser's estate that was never resolved.

Jim Nabors

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From 1972 to 2014, the song was performed most often by Jim Nabors.
Nabors was also known for singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" prior to the start of the Indianapolis 500, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend.

Indiana

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Although it is not the state song of Indiana (which is "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"), it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier state.
The river has been the subject of several songs, such as On the Banks of the Wabash, The Wabash Cannonball and Back Home Again, In Indiana.

James F. Hanley

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"(Back Home Again in) Indiana" is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald that was published in January 1917.
Hanley is best remembered for the hit songs "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" (1917), "Second Hand Rose" (1921) and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (1934).

Indianapolis 500

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Since 1946, "Back Home Again in Indiana" has been performed during pre-race ceremonies before the Indianapolis 500.
The most noteworthy and most popular traditions are the 33-car field lining up three-wide for the start, the annual singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana," and the victory lane bottle of milk.

Ballard MacDonald

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"(Back Home Again in) Indiana" is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald that was published in January 1917.

Original Dixieland Jass Band

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In 1917 it was one of the current pop tunes selected by Columbia Records to be recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who released it as a 78 with "Darktown Strutters' Ball".
In the wake of the group's success of the Victor record, the ODJB returned to Columbia in May, recording two selections of popular tunes of the day chosen for them by the label (possibly hoping to avoid the copyright problems which arose after Victor recorded two of the band's supposedly original compositions) "Darktown Strutters' Ball" and "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" as catalogue #A-2297.

Jazz standard

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The tune became a jazz standard.
Certain songs were pushed by recording executives and therefore quickly achieved standard status; this started with the first jazz recordings in 1916, with That Funny Jas Band from Dixieland (1916) by Collins and Harlan for Thomas A. Edison, Inc. on Blue Amberol in December 1916 and in 1917, when the Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded "Darktown Strutters' Ball" and "Indiana".

Donna Lee

Its chord changes undergird the Miles Davis composition "Donna Lee", one of jazz's best known contrafacts, a composition that lays a new melody over an existing harmonic structure.
Written in A-flat, it is based on the chord changes of the jazz standard "(Back Home Again in) Indiana".

In a Little Red Barn (On a Farm Down in Indiana)

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In 1934, Joe Young, Jean Schwartz, and Joe Ager wrote "In a Little Red Barn (On a Farm Down in Indiana)", which not only incorporated all the same key words and phrases above, but whose chorus had the same harmonic structure as "Indiana".
It used the same harmonic structure as the 1917 "Back Home Again in Indiana" (also called just "Indiana").

Jim Cornelison

The Speedway has returned to a standard singer starting in 2017, with Jim Cornelison doing it for three runnings as of the 2019 race.
He performed "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the Indianapolis 500 in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Straight No Chaser (group)

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A cappella group Straight No Chaser performed in 2015 and the Spring 2014 winner of The Voice Josh Kaufman performed in 2016.
In May 2015, the group sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Contrafact

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Its chord changes undergird the Miles Davis composition "Donna Lee", one of jazz's best known contrafacts, a composition that lays a new melody over an existing harmonic structure.
Well-known examples of contrafacts include the Charlie Parker/Miles Davis bop tune "Donna Lee," which uses the chord changes of the standard "Back Home Again in Indiana" or Thelonious Monk's jazz standard "Evidence", which borrows the chord progression from Jesse Greer and Raymond Klages's song "Just You, Just Me" (1929).

List of pre-1920 jazz standards

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* List of pre-1920 jazz standards
Certain songs were pushed by recording executives and therefore quickly achieved standard status; this started with the first jazz recordings in 1917, when the Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded "Darktown Strutters' Ball" and "Indiana".

Hoosier

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Although it is not the state song of Indiana (which is "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"), it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier state.

Tin Pan Alley

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The tune was introduced as a Tin Pan Alley pop song of the time.

Platanus occidentalis

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It contains a musical quotation from the already well known "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away", as well as repetition of words from the lyrics: candlelight, moonlight, fields, new-mown hay, sycamores, and the Wabash River.

Wabash River

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It contains a musical quotation from the already well known "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away", as well as repetition of words from the lyrics: candlelight, moonlight, fields, new-mown hay, sycamores, and the Wabash River.

Purdue All-American Marching Band

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The vocals are supported by the Purdue All-American Marching Band.

The Voice (American TV series)

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A cappella group Straight No Chaser performed in 2015 and the Spring 2014 winner of The Voice Josh Kaufman performed in 2016.

Josh Kaufman

A cappella group Straight No Chaser performed in 2015 and the Spring 2014 winner of The Voice Josh Kaufman performed in 2016.

Columbia Records

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In 1917 it was one of the current pop tunes selected by Columbia Records to be recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who released it as a 78 with "Darktown Strutters' Ball".

Darktown Strutters' Ball

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In 1917 it was one of the current pop tunes selected by Columbia Records to be recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who released it as a 78 with "Darktown Strutters' Ball".