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Hoagy Carmichael

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: November 22, 1899 | Died: December 27, 1981    

Hoagy Carmichael

If Cole Porter and George Gershwin penned the soundtrack of the city, then Hoagy Carmichael was the voice of America's heartland. His best-known songs are now American standards: “Stardust,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Heart and Soul”.... Carmichael's career lasted four decades, and he penned hundreds of songs.

Born Hoagland Howard Carmichael in Bloomington, Indiana, he grew up in very modest circumstances. His mother played piano for dances at local fraternity parties and at “silent” movies. Hoagy would tag along. Like a sponge, he absorbed music from his mother, from the visiting circuses, and from the black families and churches in his neighborhood. Ragtime was in the air, and his mother mastered the “Maple Leaf Rag” and other popular tunes of the day....
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Source: John Edward Hasse

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    Songbook

    Pacific Jazz Records
    2005
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    Sometimes I Wonder... Hoagy Carmichael Sings

    Pacific Jazz Records
    1999
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    The Stardust Road

    Pacific Jazz Records
    1995
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    Stardust, And Much More

    Pacific Jazz Records
    1989
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    Hoagy Carmichael Connoisseur Songbook

    Pacific Jazz Records
    1988
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    Hoagy Sings Carmichael With The Pacific Jazzmen

    Pacific Jazz Records
    1988
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    Hoagy Plays Ballads For Dancing

    Pacific Jazz Records
    1986
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