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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 351-368 of 368 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 6384 8/3/1951 Flap your elbows, spin your ears and fly away Hoagy Carmichael ; Cass Daley vocalist  
Decca L 6385 8/3/1951 Rotation blues Hoagy Carmichael ; Cass Daley vocalist  
Decca L 6622 1/25/1952 Rogue River valley Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 6623 1/25/1952 The monkey song Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 6624 1/25/1952 Drip drop Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 6905 10/14/1952 I never heard you say Hoagy Carmichael ; Jane Wyman vocalist  
Decca L 6906 10/14/1952 Doodle bug rug Hoagy Carmichael ; Jane Wyman vocalist  
Decca L 8173 2/8/1955 Hong Kong blues Les Brown and his Band of Renown vocalist  
Decca L 8207 3/4/1955 The downtown strutter's ball Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 8208 3/4/1955 The Crazy Otto rag Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 8216 3/4/1955 Lazy river Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 8217 3/4/1955 I'm just wild about Mary Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 9522 9/6/1956 I walk the line Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 9523 9/6/1956 Flight to Hong Kong Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 9582 10/2/1956 Barnacle Bill the sailor Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Decca L 9583 10/2/1956 Old man Harlem Hoagy Carmichael vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6924 10-in. 12/20/1938 Simplement, doucement Léo Marjane ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8308 10-in. 1/15/1947 Quand la guitare chante Raymond Legrand ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 351-368 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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