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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 (Results 276-300 of 368 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 88448 8/1/1955 One morning in May Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca 88449 8/1/1955 How little we know Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca 88450 8/1/1955 Blue orchids Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca 88451 8/1/1955 Star dust Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca 91699 10-in. 4/7/1939 Hong Kong blues Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91700 10-in. 4/7/1939 Poor Old Joe Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 2864 10-in. 1/28/1942 Baltimore oriole Frances Langford vocalist, whistling  
Decca DLA 2963 10-in. 3/27/1942 Mr. Music Master (The old music master) Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, celeste, whistling  
Decca DLA 2964 10-in. 3/27/1942 Old man Harlem Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, celeste, whistling  
Decca DLA 2981 10-in. 5/11/1942 Judy Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, celeste, whistling  
Decca DLA 2982 10-in. 5/11/1942 Star dust Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, celeste, whistling  
Decca DLA 2983 10-in. 5/11/1942 Don't forget to say no, baby Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, celeste, whistling  
Decca DLA 2984 10-in. 5/11/1942 Hong Kong blues Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, celeste, whistling  
Decca L 4267 8/19/1946 A-huggin' and a-chalkin' Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4268 8/19/1946 I may be wrong Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4321 7/11/1946 Talking is a woman Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4322 11/7/1946 Ole buttermilk sky Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4335 12/9/1946 Shh! The old man's sleeping Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4336 12/9/1946 Doctor , Lawyer , Indian chief Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4352 2/11/1947 Riverboat shuffle Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4353 2/11/1947 Rockin' chair Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4354 2/11/1947 Georgia on my mind Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4430 5/21/1947 Casanova cricket Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4431 5/21/1947 A man could be a wonderful thing Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4433 5/26/1947 The rock and the rose ; I saw you Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
(Results 276-300 of 368 records)

Citation

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

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

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

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

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