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First of the Singer Songwriters 1924-1946
Hoagy Carmichael

Musical | Release date: 03/30/2004 | Format: CD

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# Track   Duration
1.Riverboat Shuffle 
2.Boneyard Shuffle 
3.Washboard Blues 
4.Washboard Blues 
5.Boneyard Shuffle 
6.Riverboat Shuffle 
7.One Night in Havana 
9.When Baby Sleeps 
10.Friday Night 
11.Washboard Blues 
12.So Tired 
13.March of the Hoodlums 
14.Walkin' the Dog 
19.March of the Hoodlums 
20.Walkin' the Dog 
21.Rockin' Chair 
24.March of the Hoodlums 
25.March of the Hoodlums 
# Track   Duration
1.Walkin' the Dog 
2.What Kind O' Man Is You? 
3.Rockin' Chair 
4.Manhattan Rag 
5.Manhattan Rag 
6.What Kind O' Man Is You? 
8.High and Dry 
9.My Sweet 
11.Rockin' Chair 
12.Georgia on My Mind 
13.One Night in Havana 
14.Bessie Couldn't Help It 
15.Lazy River 
16.Papa's Gone Bye-Bye Blues (Jewish Boy Blues) 
18.March of the Hoodlums 
19.Come Easy, Go Easy, Love 
20.Georgia on My Mind 
21.Lazy River 
23.Georgia on My Mind 
24.Washboard Blues 
# Track   Duration
2.In the Still of the Night 
3.Rockin' Chair 
4.After Twelve O'Clock 
5.Sing It Way Down Low 
7.Charlie Two-Step 
8.Old Man Harlem 
9.Old Man Harlem 
13.Lazy Bones 
14.Lazy Bones 
15.Lazy Bones 
16.One Morning in May 
19.Washboard Blues 
21.One Morning in May 
22.Moon Country (Is Home to Me) 
23.Moon Country (Is Home to Me) 
24.Moon Country (Is Home to Me) 
25.Down T' Uncle Bills 
# Track   Duration
2.New Orleans 
3.New Orleans 
4.Two Sleepy People 
5.New Orleans 
6.Hong Kong Blues 
7.Riverboat Shuffle 
8.Two Sleepy People 
9.Bread and Gravy 
12.No More Toujours l'Amour 
13.Vine Street Parade 
14.A World of No Goodbyes 
15.Sweet Lorraine 
16.The Whale Song 
17.How Little We Know 
19.Hong Kong Blues 
20.Baltimore Oriole 
22.Memphis in June 
23.Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief 
24.Ginger and Spice 
25.Ole Buttermilk Sky 
26.Walk It Off 
27.It Ain't Gonna Be Like That 
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Most songwriters are just that: songwriters. But Hoagy had a special flair as a singer and pianist and made many fine recordings from the '20s to the '50s. Here are his best performances ( Star Dust; Riverboat Shuffle; Rockin' Chair; Lazy Bones; Georgia on My Mind; Hong Kong Blues ) plus My Sweet Louis Armstrong; March of the Hoodlums Duke Ellington; Daybreak Paul Whiteman; Old Man Harlem Dorsey Brothers Orchestra; Washboard Blues Connee Boswell & Casa Loma Orchestra; New Orleans Bennie Moten, plus Mildred Bailey, Fletcher Henderson and more!
There's a Hollywood archetype. He's a midwesterner - rangy, tough, laconic and deceptively slow to anger. Hoagy Carmichael was the genuine article. Born Hoaglund Howard Carmichael in 1899, in Bloomington Indiana, he never lost his distinctive drawl or easygoing manner. His father was an electrician who wandered far to find work and his mother augmented the family income by playing piano at cinemas and dances. She was Hoagy's music teacher, although he later credited a local black player, Reggie Duval with teaching him the rudiments of jazz. Hoagy's parents encouraged their only child's musical leanings, but they expected him to pursue a more secure profession. To this end he enrolled at Indiana State University to study law. Hoagy worked his way through school, but organized and played at student dances. One band he regularly booked was The Wolverines which featured young cornet star Bix Beiderbecke. Bix and Hoagy struck up an instant friendship and when The Wolverines were booked for a Gennett recording session, Bix asked Hoagy to contribute a tune. The result was 'Riverboat Shuffle' and his very first composition was recored by one of the most enduring stars in jazz. A year later Hoagy was asked to repeat the trick and this time he came up with 'Boneyard Shuffle' and 'Washboard Blues'. He played piano on the session. Hoagy qualified as a lawyer and opened a practice in Palm Beach. One day, The Wolverines breezed through and offered him a gig on a cruise headed for Cuba. This was probably the last time he considered himself a lawyer rather than a musician. Back in Bloomington in 1927, he hooked up with the Emil Seidle Orchestra and recorded Star Dust. In time it would become America's most recorded melody.

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