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Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagland Howard Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American musician, composer, songwriter, actor and lawyer. 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, 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 22, 1899 (Bloomington), Died December 27, 1981 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1956

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 368 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick XE31012 12-in. 9/27/1929 Brunswick brevities program H, [part unknown] Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick XE31013 12-in. 9/27/1929 Brunswick brevities program H, part 5 Hoagy Carmichael ; Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal vocalist  
Brunswick E31315 10-in. 11/7/1929 Manhattan rag Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E31316 10-in. 11/7/1929 What kind of a man is you? Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E31759 10-in. 1/6/1930 Barbaric Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E35619 10-in. 12/1/1930 Rockin’ chair Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E35800 10-in. 1/14/1931 Rockin’ chair Earl Jackson and his Musical Champions [Duke Ellington Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E36506 10-in. 3/25/1931 Stardust Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E36715 10-in. 5/20/1931 Stardust Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick XE36822 12-in. 6/26/1931 Star dust Brunswick Concert Orchestra ; Victor Young Orchestra, with female vocal trio composer  
Brunswick E37087 10-in. 8/19/1931 Star dust Bing Crosby Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E4178-E4179 10-in. 12/8/1926 Washboard blues Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E4260-E4262 10-in. 12/20/1926 Boneyard shuffle Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E24224-E24226 10-in. 8/15/1927 Riverboat shuffle Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E30958-E30959 10-in. 9/19/1929 Harvey Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) vocalist, composer  
Brunswick E31757-E31758 10-in. 1/6/1930 High and dry Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C5753 10-in. 5/14/1930 Stardust Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C7693 10-in. 4/10/1931 Georgia on my mind Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio composer  
Brunswick C7785 10-in. 5/7/1931 Stardust Lee Sims Piano solo composer  
Brunswick C7786 10-in. 5/7/1931 Rockin’ chair Lee Sims Piano solo composer  
Brunswick C7879 10-in. 6/24/1931 Georgia on my mind Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio composer  
Brunswick SA8018 10-in. 8/31/1931 Lazy river Herman Waldman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet songwriter  
Brunswick B23688 10-in. 11/09/1938 April in my heart Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Gramophone 0LA1292 10-in. 10/15/1936 Georgia on my mind Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Freddy Taylor Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0LA1294 10-in. 10/15/1936 In the still of the night Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet composer  
(Results 226-250 of 368 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carmichael, Hoagy," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102001.

Carmichael, Hoagy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102001.

"Carmichael, Hoagy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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

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