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Tonight at Hoagy's

Donald Macleod describes how although life seemed perfect for Carmichael and his wife, Ruth, all was not well within their marriage.

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.

Life seemed just about perfect for Hoagy and his wife Ruth, as the composer churned out hit after hit and they moved easily among the social circles of Hollywood's elite. All was not as it appeared and the movie community were aghast when Hoagy had an affair, throwing his failing marriage into the spotlight.

My Christmas Song For You
The Mills Brothers

Ole Buttermilk Sky
Hoagy Carmichael, singer
Lou Bring, conductor

Rogue River Valley
Hoagy Carmichael, vocal and piano

Who Killed 'Er
Hoagy Carmichael, singer

Lazy River
Bing Crosby, singer
Louis Armstrong, voice and trumpet
Billy May, conductor

Bubble-Loo, Bubble-Loo
Peggy Lee, singer
Dave Barbour, conductor

Ivy
Jo Stafford, singer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra

Put Yourself In My Place, Baby
Hoagy Carmichael, singer
The Rhythmaires
Billy May, conductor

When Love Goes Wrong
Margaret Whiting, singer
Jimmy Wakely, singer
Buddy Cole, conductor

In the Cool Cool Cool of The Evening
Bing Crosby, singer
Jane Wyman, singer

My Resistance Is Low
Hoagy Carmichael, singer
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra & Chorus

A Woman Likes To Be Told
Evelyn Knight, singer

I Guess It Was You All The Time
Matt Monro, singer

Ain't There Anyone Here For Love
Jane Russell, singer

Love Will Soon Be Here
Hoagy Carmichael, singer
Dave Cavanaugh, conductor

Casanova Cricket
Hoagy Carmichael, singer
Billy May, director

Winter Moon
Hoagy Carmichael, singer
Don Fagerquist, trumpet
Art Pepper, alto saxophone
Jimmy Rowles, piano and celeste
Al Hendrickson, guitar
Joe Mondragon, bass
Nick Fatool, drums.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Hoagy Carmichael

    My Christmas Song For You

    Singer: The Mills Brothers.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Ole Buttermilk Sky

    Singer: Hoagy Carmichael. Orchestra: LISTEN WITH MOTHER - NOLA YORK, ALISON MCMORLAND, TONY AITKEN. Conductor: Lou Bring.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 4.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Rogue River Valley

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 12.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Who Killed 'Er

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra. Orchestra: LISTEN WITH MOTHER - NOLA YORK, ALISON MCMORLAND, TONY AITKEN.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Lazy River

    Singer: Bing Crosby. Singer: Louis Armstrong. Conductor: Billy May. Orchestra: Orchestra.
    • Capitol: 8325922.
    • Capitol.
    • 13.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Bubble-Loo Bubble-Loo

    Singer: Peggy Lee. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Dave Barbour.
    • Capitol: 8325922.
    • Capitol.
    • 14.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Ivy

    Singer: Jo Stafford. Orchestra: Paul Weston & His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 22.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Put Yourself In My Place, Baby

    Singer: Hoagy Carmichael. Orchestra: The Rhythmaires. Conductor: Billy May. Orchestra: orchestra.
    • EMI : 7806152.
    • 13.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    When Love Goes Wrong

    Singer: Margaret Whiting. Singer: Jimmy Wakely. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Buddy Cole.
    • Capitol : 8325922.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening

    Singer: Bing Crosby. Singer: Jane Wyman. Orchestra: Orchestra and Chorus.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 24.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    My Resistance Is Low

    Singer: Hoagy Carmichael. Conductor: Gordon Jenkins. Orchestra: Orchestra & Chorus.
    • AVID : AMBX150.
    • 8.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    A Woman Likes To Be Told

    Singer: Evelyn Knight. Orchestra: Evelyn Knight Orchestra.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    I Guess It Was You All The Time

    Singer: Matt Monro. Orchestra: Matt Monro And His Orchestra.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Ain't There Anyone Here for Love

    Singer: Jane Russell.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 26.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Love Will Soon Be Here

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra. Orchestra: Orchestra & Chorus. Conductor: Dave Cavanaugh.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 29.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Casanova Cricket

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra. Orchestra: Hot Lips Page and His Orchestra. Conductor: Billy May.
    • EMI 7806152.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Winter Moon

    Performer: Art Pepper. Performer: Jimmy Rowles. Performer: Nick Fatool. Performer: Don Fagerquist. Performer: Al Hendrickson. Singer: Hoagy Carmichael. Singer: Joe Mondragon.
    • Pacific Jazz 077774686228.
    • Pacific Jazz.
    • 2.

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