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Nuisance of the Neighbourhood

Donald Macleod focuses on Carmichael's early years. While a life in music beckoned for the talented young pianist, he felt a career in law would be the more prudent course.

Donald Macleod begins a week of programmes exploring the life and music of one of America's most beloved songwriters.

America's brightest musical stars have queued up to record Carmichael's songs ever since he produced his first hit, 'Star Dust' in 1927. Many of his most celebrated numbers such as 'Heart and Soul' and 'Georgia on my Mind' have become standards. A self-taught musician, Hoagy's instinct for a winning tune was always coupled with a sophisticated approach to words and music alongside the swinging influence of his jazz origins. Donald Macleod follows Carmichael's story, from his humble origins as the son of an itinerant electrician in Indiana to the bright lights and glamour of Hollywood.

In this first programme, a life in music beckons for the prodigiously talented young pianist. Even so, Hoagy figures a career in law would be the more prudent course.

Star Dust
Nat King Cole, singer
Gordon Jenkins, conductor

Little Old Lady
Hoagy Carmichael, singer
The Casa Loma Orchestra
Glen Gray, conductor

The Nearness of You
Sarah Vaughan, singer

Song of Spring
Kenny Sargent, singer
The Casa Loma Orchestra

Ginger and Spice
Hoagy Carmichael, singer and piano

Memphis in June
Hoagy Carmichael, singer and piano

Lazybones
Hoagy Carmichael, singer and piano

Harvey
Irving Mills & His Hotsy Totsy Gang

Riverboat Shuffle
Wolverine Orchestra

Papa's Gone Bye-Bye Blues
Hoagy Carmichael and his Orchestra

Boneyard Shuffle
Hitch's Happy Harmonists

Washboard Blues
Hitch's Happy Harmonists

When Baby Sleeps
Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals

Friday Night
Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals

One Night in Havana
Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra

Stardust
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 16 Nov 2015 18:30

Music Played

  • Syd Lawrence

    Stardust

    • Unforgettable.
    • EMI Digital / Parlophone.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Little Old Lady

    Ensemble: Casa Loma Orchestra. Singer: Hoagy Carmichael. Conductor: Glen Gray.
    • MCA CCM0642.
    • MCA.
    • 2.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    The Nearness Of You

    Singer: Sarah Vaughan.
    • BBC Records: CD3007.
    • BBC Records.
    • 10.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Song Of Spring

    Singer: Kenny Sargent. Ensemble: Casa Loma Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 3.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Ginger And Spice

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael.
    • AVID : AMBX150.
    • 8.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Memphis In June

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 6.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Lazybones

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 22.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Harvey

    Orchestra: Irving Mills and His Hotsy-Totsy Gang.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 19.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Riverboat Shuffle

    Orchestra: Wolverine Orchestra.
    • GOLD : D2CD23.
    • Columbia.
    • 4.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Papa's Gone Bye-Bye Blues [Jewish Boy Blues]

    Ensemble: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 13.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Boneyard Shuffle

    Singer: Hitch's Happy Harmonists.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 1.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Washboard Blues

    Performer: Hitch's Happy Harmonists.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • 2.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    When Baby Sleeps

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 6.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Friday Night

    Orchestra: Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 4.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    One Night In Havana

    Orchestra: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 10.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Stardust

    Orchestra: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra.
    • BBC: CD3007.
    • BBC.
    • 3.

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