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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 326-350 of 369 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 4892 2/10/1949 Laughing boy Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4893 2/10/1949 I've been hit Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 4894 2/10/1949 An old piano plays the blues Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5123 8/31/1949 chocolate, whiskey and vanilla gin Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5124 8/31/1949 The widow (?) Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5125 8/31/1949 The three rivers Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5197 11/9/1949 Crocodile tears Hoagy Carmichael ; Evelyn Knight vocalist  
Decca L 5198 11/9/1949 Crime and punishment Hoagy Carmichael ; Evelyn Knight vocalist  
Decca L 5250 12/9/1949 That's a plenty Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5251 12/9/1949 At the Darktown Strutter's Ball Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5428 3/13/1950 The old piano roll blues Hoagy Carmichael vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 5429 3/13/1950 Stay with the happy people-2 Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5435 3/17/1950 Somebody stole my horse and wagon Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5436 3/17/1950 Lucky level Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5641 6/7/1950 Coney Island washboard Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5642 6/7/1950 Some days there ain't no fish Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5781 8/14/1950 Cincinnati dancing pig Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5782 8/14/1950 I'm movin' on Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5924 11/10/1950 Cindy Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 5925 11/10/1950 Ida Red Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 6028 2/1/1951 The golden rocket Hoagy Carmichael ; Cass Daley vocalist  
Decca L 6029 2/1/1951 The aba daba honeymoon Hoagy Carmichael ; Cass Daley vocalist  
Decca L 6121 3/1/1951 My resistance is low Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 6122 3/1/1951 Sacramento Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 6382 8/3/1951 I'm waiting just for you Hoagy Carmichael ; Cass Daley vocalist  
(Results 326-350 of 369 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carmichael, Hoagy," accessed July 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102001.

Carmichael, Hoagy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102001.

"Carmichael, Hoagy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 July 2024.

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

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