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Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. American composer and author, Alec Wilder described Carmichael as the "most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented of all the great craftsmen" of pop songs in the first half of the 20th century. Carmichael was one of the most successful Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the 1930s and was among the first singer-songwriters in the age of mass media to utilize new communication technologies, such as television and the use of electronic microphones and sound recordings.

Carmichael composed several hundred songs, including 50 that achieved hit record status. He is best known for composing the music for "Stardust", "Georgia on My Mind" (lyrics by Stuart Gorrell), "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul" (in collaboration with lyricist Frank Loesser), four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. He also collaborated with lyricist Johnny Mercer on "Lazybones" and "Skylark." Carmichael's "Ole Buttermilk Sky" was an Academy Award nominee in 1946, from Canyon Passage, in which he co-starred as a musician riding a mule. "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," with lyrics by Mercer, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1951. Carmichael also appeared as a character actor and musical performer in 14 films, hosted three musical-variety radio programs, performed on television, and wrote two autobiographies.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 22nd, 1899 (Bloomington), Died December 27th, 1981 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, songwriter, lyricist, piano, director, whistling, leader, celeste, drums, organ

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 283 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-32715 10-in. 5/23/1925 Riverboat shuffle Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-33894 10-in. 11/24/1925 Washboard blues The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CVE-40901 12-in. 11/18/1927 Washboard blues Hoagy Carmichael ; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-41367 10-in. 12/12/1927 My Ohio home Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-41368 10-in. 12/12/1927 So tired Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CVE-43188 12-in. 3/28/1928 One night in Havana Waring's Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48897 10-in. 2/19/1929 Rockin' chair Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist, director, lyricist  
Victor BVE-48898 10-in. 2/19/1929 March of the hoodlums Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BVE-48899 10-in. 2/19/1929 One night in Havana Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BVE-50500 10-in. 2/19/1929 Walkin' the dog Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BVE-50502 10-in. 2/19/1929 Sittin' and whittlin' Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director  
Victor BVE-50503 10-in. 2/19/1929 Will you, won't you be my baby Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BRC-53016 10-in. 4/16/1931 Come easy, go easy, love Carolina Dandies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, director  
Victor BVE-57544 10-in. 11/14/1929 March of the hoodlums Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-59800 10-in. 5/21/1930 Rockin' chair Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist, instrumentalist, organ, vocalist, director, composer  
Victor BVE-62301 10-in. 5/21/1930 Barnacle Bill, the sailor Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra ; Carson Robison Jazz/dance band, with 2 male vocal solos and male vocal chorus director  
Victor BVE-63653 10-in. 9/15/1930 Georgia (on my mind) Hoagy Carmichael ; Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director, composer  
Victor BVE-63654 10-in. 9/15/1930 One night in Havana Hoagy Carmichael ; Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director, composer  
Victor BVE-63655 10-in. 9/15/1930 Bessie couldn't help it Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director  
Victor BVE-64365 10-in. 11/20/1930 Lazy river Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, director, songwriter  
Victor BVE-64366 10-in. 11/20/1930 Papa gone bye bye blues Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, vocalist, director, composer  
Victor BVE-64367 10-in. 11/20/1930 Just forget Hoagy Carmichael ; Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director  
Victor BVE-67505 10-in. 2/17/1931 Rockin' chair Andrew G. Freeman ; Johnny Hamp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-67517 10-in. 2/20/1931 Star dust Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BRC-68265 10-in. 7/9/1931 Stardust Chicago Hot Five ; Eddie Miles Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 283 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carmichael, Hoagy," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102001.

Carmichael, Hoagy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102001.

"Carmichael, Hoagy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 7 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102001

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