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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 26-50 of 368 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor ABRC-69906 10-in. 6/9/1931 Rockin' chair Harlem Highlights ; Dave Nelson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor ABRC-69924 10-in. 6/10/1931 Georgia on my mind Gene and his Glorians ; Gene Kardos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor ABRC-69925 10-in. 6/10/1931 Lazy river Gloria Palace Orchestra ; Gene Kardos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70176 10-in. 8/19/1931 Star dust Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-70285 10-in. 10/15/1931 Star dust Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-70534 10-in. 9/23/1931 Georgia on my mind Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-70624 10-in. 11/24/1931 Georgia on my mind Mildred Bailey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-70628 10-in. 11/27/1931 Lazy river Bud Vandover ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70981 10-in. 12/17/1931 Rockin' chair Gilmore Sisters Piano duet, with traps composer  
Victor BSHQ-71943 10-in. 3/10/1932 Poor old Joe Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BRC-72285 10-in. 4/14/1932 Daybreak Red McKenzie ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BRC-72539 10-in. 5/4/1932 In the still of the night Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor LBSHQ-72557 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 5/9/1932 Dance medley [of] Hoagy Carmichael compositions Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano and male vocal soloists songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor LBSHQ-72558 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 5/9/1932 Dance medley [of] Hoagy Carmichael compositions Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano and male vocal solo and duet songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BSHQ-72840 10-in. 6/2/1932 Charlie two-step Williams' Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-73304 10-in. 8/18/1932 Rockin' chair Mildred Bailey Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-73351 10-in. 9/1/1932 Mighty river Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-73352 10-in. 9/1/1932 After 12 o'clock Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Victor BS-73353 10-in. 9/1/1932 Sing it way down low Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-73354 10-in. 9/1/1932 Thanksgiving Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Victor BAVE-74340 10-in. Oct. 1933 Perezosos Orquesta Harold Mickey ; Larry Semon Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-74756 10-in. 12/29/1932 A media noche Trini Varela Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-74850 10-in. 12/13/1932 New Orleans Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75105 10-in. 1/28/1933 Snowball Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-75284 10-in. 2/23/1933 Old Man Harlem Four Southern Singers Male vocal quartet, with washboard band songwriter  
(Results 26-50 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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