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Donald Macleod focuses on Carmichael's final years, as he found his brand of songwriting had fallen from fashion.

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.

As the sixties dawned, Hoagy found his brand of classic song writing fall from fashion, as America took up Bill Hailey's injunction to 'Rock around the clock'. His old age was marked by frustration and bereavement but, just before his death, he was honoured when the mayor of New York declared June 27th "Hoagy Carmichael Day."

The Whale
Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra

One Morning in May
Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra

The Sage
Tracy Thomas, singer
Nathan Thomas, piano

Music Always Music
Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra

Mediterranean Love
Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra

A Perfect Paris Night
Gene Barry, singer

Carmichael
Johnny Appleseed Suite (Prayer & Cathedral Vision) arr. Van Cleve & Dant
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Raymond Leppard, conductor

Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles, singer

Ev'ntide
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

Lazy River
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

Fleur de Lys
Tracy Thomas, singer
Nathan Thomas, piano

There Goes Another Pal Of Mine
Burl Ives, singer

Serenade to Gabriel
Hoagy Carmichael, vocals and piano

Ooh What You Said
Marion Hutton, singer
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

March of the Hoodlums
Ed Land & his Orchestra

Stardust
Nat Gonella & His Georgians.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 20 Nov 2015 18:30

Music Played

  • Hoagy Carmichael

    The Whale

    Orchestra: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 5.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    One Morning In May

    Orchestra: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 9.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    The Sage

    Performer: Nathan Thomas. Singer: Tracy Thomas.
    • Yin Yang Productions : YYP05D87CD.
    • Yin Yang Productions.
    • 6.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Music Always Music

    Orchestra: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra.
    • Sepia : 1197.
    • Sepia.
    • 28.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Mediterranean Love

    Orchestra: Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra.
    • Sepia : 1197.
    • Sepia.
    • 22.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    A Perfect Paris Night

    Performer: Gene Barry. Orchestra: Acoustic Sound Orchestra.
    • RCA : 7715.
    • RCA.
    • 5.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Johnny Appleseed Suite (Prayer & Cathedral Vision)

    Music Arranger: Van Cleve & Dant. Orchestra: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
    • DECCA : 458 157-2-.
    • DECCA.
    • 7.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Georgia On My Mind

    Singer: Ray Charles. Orchestra: Orchestra.
    • Westmoor : RCLD101.
    • Westmoor.
    • 3.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Ev’ntide

    Orchestra: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 7.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Lazy River

    Orchestra: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra.
    • JSP : JSPCDHOAGY2.
    • JSP.
    • 18.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Fleur De Lys

    Performer: Tracy Thomas. Performer: Nathan Thomas.
    • Yin Yang Productions : YYP05D87CD.
    • Yin Yang Productions.
    • 14.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    There Goes Another Pal of Mine

    Performer: Burl Ives. Orchestra: Halfway House Dance Orchestra.
    • Brunswick : 05892.
    • Brunswick.
    • 1.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Serenade To Gabriel

    Performer: Hoagy Carmichael.
    • BBC: CD3007.
    • BBC.
    • 7.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Ooh! What You Said

    Performer: Marion Hutton. Orchestra: Glenn Miller Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 16.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    March of the Hoodlums

    Performer: Eddie Lang & His Orchestra.
    • AVID: AMBX150.
    • AVID.
    • 24.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Stardust

    Ensemble: Nat Gonella And His Georgians.
    • SUN: 2144.
    • SUN.
    • 10.

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