George Harrison, James Ray, Got My Mind Set On You

Most people know about George Harrison’s beautiful cover of the song “Got My Mind Set On You.”  The original version, written by Rudy Clark and performed by James Ray way back in 1962, is basically never played anymore.  I’m here to rectify that crime against music by bringing you the original version to sit along side George’s hilarious music video classic.  The original version includes some parts that George skipped over, mainly the odd Gospel Greek chorus in the James Ray version.  George actually released TWO music videos, and the second one is far less known then the classic one of George break dancing in his private study.  The other lesser known features none other than Alexis Denisof, the famed Joss Whedon actor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Avengers fame courting a young girl at an amusement park!  How about that for bizarre cross sections of pop culture?!  You also get to see famed Electric Light Orchestra conductor Jeff Lynne back up George in this rare video as well.  Jeff actually produced George’s Cloud Nine album on which this song appeared.  So, sit back, relax and enjoy an old soul singer, an ex-Beatle, a fluffy haired rock producer extraordinaire, and a star of your favorite cult television classics all mingling and dancing together to one of the world’s catchiest songs.


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