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Donald Macleod focuses on a whirlwind romance followed by the fulfilment of a childhood dream when Carmichael finally broke into the film industry.

Donald Macleod explores 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.

Today, as Hoagy reaches his thirties we find him making advances in both his professional and personal lives. A whirlwind romance is followed by the fulfilment of a childhood dream when he finally breaks into the movie business.

Charlie Two-Step
The Boswell Sisters

Moonburn
Bing Crosby, singer

Ballad in Blue
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra

Sing Me A Swing Song
Helen Ward, vocal
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra

Lyin' To Myself
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

Jubilee
Nat Gonella & His Georgians

Two Sleepy People
Shirley Ross, singer
Bob Hope, singer

Heart and Soul
Mel Torme Trio

Small Fry
Matt Monro, singer
Jonnie Spence, conductor

That's Right I'm Wrong
Meredith Blake, singer
Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra

I Get Along Without You Very Well
Evelyn Knight, singer

The Rumba Jumps
Mel Torme, singer

Skylark
Mel Torme, singer

We're The Couple In The Castle
Ray Eberle, singer
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

Baltimore Oriole
Francis Langford, singer
Hoagy Carmichael, whistle
The Victor Young Orchestra

The Lamplighters Serenade
Frank Sinatra, singer
Axek Stordahl, conductor

Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
Betty Hutton, singer
Paul Weston, conductor.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Charlie Two-Step

    Performer: The Boswell Sisters.
    • BBC: CD3007.
    • BBC.
    • 5.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Moonburn

    Singer: Bing Crosby.
    • BBC: CD3007.
    • BBC.
    • 9.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Ballad In Blue

    Orchestra: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.
    • BBC: CD3007.
    • BBC.
    • 11.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Sing Me A Swing Song

    Singer: Helen Ward. Orchestra: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 6.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Lyin' to Myself

    Orchestra: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 8.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Jubilee

    Ensemble: Nat Gonella And His Georgians.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 18.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Two Sleepy People

    Singer: Shirley Ross. Singer: Bob Hope. Orchestra: LISTEN WITH MOTHER - NOLA YORK, ALISON MCMORLAND, TONY AITKEN.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 13.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Heart And Soul

    Ensemble: Mel Torme Trio.
    • Capitol: 8325922.
    • Capitol.
    • 5.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Small Fry

    Performer: Matt Monro And His Orchestra. Conductor: Johnnie Spence.
    • Capitol: 8325922.
    • Capitol.
    • 12.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    That's Right I'm Wrong

    Singer: Meredith Blake. Orchestra: Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 15.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    I Get Along Without You Very Well

    Singer: Evelyn Knight. Orchestra: LISTEN WITH MOTHER - NOLA YORK, ALISON MCMORLAND, TONY AITKEN.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    The Rumba Jumps

    Singer: Mel Tormé.
    • BBC: CD3007.
    • BBC.
    • 5.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Skylark

    Singer: Mel Tormé.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    We're The Couple in the Castle

    Singer: Ray Eberle. Orchestra: Glenn Miller Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 20.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Baltimore Oriole

    Singer: Frances Langford. Performer: Hoagy Carmichael. Orchestra: Victor Young Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 19.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    The Lamplighters Serenade

    Singer: Frank Sinatra. Orchestra: LISTEN WITH MOTHER - NOLA YORK, ALISON MCMORLAND, TONY AITKEN. Conductor: Axel Stordahl.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 21.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

    Singer: Betty Hutton. Conductor: Paul Weston & His Orchestra.
    • Capitol : 8325922.
    • 7.

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