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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 201-225 of 368 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W351014 10-in. 4/22/1931 Star dust Chester Leighton and his Sophomores [Selvin's Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W351051 10-in. 6/30/1931 Georgia on my mind Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W81072 10-in. 5/9/1927 Riverboat shuffle Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W401219 10-in. 10/13/1928 Star dust Chocolate Dandies Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401842 10-in. 5/1/1929 Jet black blues Blind Willie Dunn ; Gin Bottle Four Jazz dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums, vocalist  
OKeh W401843 10-in. 5/1/1929 Blue blood blues Blind Willie Dunn ; Gin Bottle Four Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums, vocalist  
OKeh W403031 10-in. 10/5/1929 What kind o' man is you? Mildred Bailey ; Eddie Lang's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403033 10-in. 10/5/1929 March of the hoodlums Ed Lang Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W403051 10-in. 10/10/1929 Manhattan rag Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W403496 10-in. 12/13/1929 Rockin' chair Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403896 10-in. 4/5/1930 My sweet Louis Armstrong Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W404855 10-in. 2/19/1931 Rockin' chair Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
OKeh W404882 10-in. 3/18/1931 Rockin' chair Frank Auburn and his Orchestra [Fred Rich Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
OKeh W405058 10-in. 11/3/1931 Lazy river Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W405061 10-in. 11/4/1931 Star dust Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W405063 10-in. 11/5/1931 Georgia on my mind Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick VO1001 10-in. 1/21/1931 Rockin’ chair Alabama Washboard Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Brunswick VO1004 10-in. 2/3/1931 Rockin’ chair Alabama Washboard Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Brunswick 15144-15146 10-in. 3/12/1925 Riverboat shuffle Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E29523½ 10-in. 3/27/1929 Rampart Street blues Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take G) vocalist  
Brunswick E29524 10-in. 3/27/1929 St. Louis gal Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take G) vocalist  
Brunswick E29525 10-in. 3/27/1929 Kansas City Kitty Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Brunswick E30960 10-in. 9/19/1929 March of the hoodlums Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E30961 10-in. 9/19/1929 Stardust Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick XE31011 12-in. 9/27/1929 Brunswick brevities program H, part 3 Hoagy Carmichael ; Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
(Results 201-225 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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