Hoagy Carmichael

Real Name:Hoagland Howard Carmichael

American composer, pianist, singer, cornetist, actor, and bandleader, born 22 November 1899 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA and died 27 December 1981 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

American composer and author Alec Wilder described Carmichael as the "most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented of all the great craftsmen" of pop songs in the first half of the 20th century. Carmichael was one of the most successful Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the 1930s and was among the first singer-songwriters in the age of mass media to utilize new communication technologies, such as television and the use of electronic microphones and sound recordings.

Carmichael composed several hundred songs, including 50 that achieved hit record status. He is best known for composing the music for "Stardust", "Georgia on My Mind" (lyrics by Stuart Gorrell), "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul" (in collaboration with lyricist Frank Loesser), four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. He also collaborated with lyricist Johnny Mercer on "Lazybones" and "Skylark." Carmichael's "Ole Buttermilk Sky" was an Academy Award nominee in 1946, from Canyon Passage, in which he co-starred as a musician riding a mule. "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," with lyrics by Mercer, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1951. Carmichael also appeared as a character actor and musical performer in 14 films, hosted three musical-variety radio programs, performed on television, and wrote two autobiographies.

Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971. , Wikipedia , ,
In Groups:Blind Willie Dunn & His Gin Bottle Four, Carmichael's Collegians, Eddie Lang's Orchestra, Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra, Hitch's Happy Harmonists, Hoagy Carmichael And His Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael And His Pals, Hoagy Carmichael Trio, Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
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