INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
This edition contains one of song master Hoagy Carmichael’s (1899-1981) best albums ever: the 1956 LP Hoagy Sings Carmichael, featuring the vocalist/ composer backed by such modern jazzmen as Harry Edison, Art Pepper and Jimmy Rowles, and with splendid arrangements by Johnny Mandel. American composer and author Alec Wilder described Carmichael as the “most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented of all the great craftsmen” of pop songs in the first half of the twentieth century. Carmichael is one of the most successful of the 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 and the use of electronic microphones and sound recordings. Carmichael composed several hundred songs, including fifty that achieved hit record status. He is best known for composing the music for “Stardust”, “Georgia on My Mind”, “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; “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 fourteen motion pictures, hosted three musicalvariety radio programs, performed on television, and wrote two autobiographies.
HOAGY CARMICHAEL, vocals
A1, A3, B2 & B6: Harry “Sweets” Edison, Conrad Gozzo (tp),
Jimmy Zito (b-tp), Harry Klee, Art Pepper (as), Mort Friedman (ts),
Marty Berman (bar), Jimmy Rowles (p),
Al Hendrickson (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Irv Cottler (d),
Johnny Mandel (arr, cond).
Los Angeles, September 10, 1956.
A4, B1 & B5: Same personnel as above except Ralph Pena (b) replaces Mondragon.
Los Angeles, September 11, 1956.
A2, A5, B3 & B4: Don Fagerquist, Ray Linn (tp), Joe Mondragon (b)
& Nick Fatool (d) replace Edison, Gozzo, Pena & Cottler.
Add Marvin Ash (celeste).
Los Angeles, September 13, 1956.
A6-A7: Hoagy Carmichael (vc, p, celeste, whistling), Artie Bernstein (b),
Spike Jones (d). Los Angeles, May 11, 1942.
B7: Hoagy Carmichael (vc), Buddy Cole (p), Perry Botkin (g),
Phil Stephens (b), Tommy Romersa (d).
Los Angeles, February 11, 1947.
B8: Hoagy Carmichael (vc, p). New York, February 25, 1939.
01 Georgia On My Mind
02 Winter Moon
03 New Orleans
04 Memphis In June
06 Hong Kong Blues *
07 Stardust *
01 Two Sleepy People
02 Baltimore Oriole
03 Rockin’ Chair
04 Ballad In Blue
05 Lazy River
06 Georgia On My Mind [Instrumental]
07 Riverboat Shuffle *
08 Washboard Blues *