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Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael - Ole Buttermilk Sky

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Ole Buttermilk Sky

By Hoagy Carmichael

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Hoagy Carmichael recorded a few isolated singles on Decca Records in the late 1930s and early 1940s, then had an exclusive five-year relationship with the label from 1946 to 1951. Later in the '50s, he briefly recorded for Kapp Records, former Decca executive Dave Kapp's independent label. This long-overdue CD compilation draws upon that catalog for 24 tracks that trace Carmichael's career as a popular recording artist. Carmichael is best known as a songwriter, secondarily as a jazz musician and character actor, but these recordings recall Carmichael the recording star, who scored a number one hit with "Huggin' and Chalkin'" in 1947. As in the case of that novelty song, many of Carmichael's records featured songs he had not written himself and on which he was accompanied by an orchestra. Still, he does have writing credits on 13 tracks here, among them such favorites as "Star Dust," "Hong Kong Blues," "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief," "Rockin' Chair," "Georgia on My Mind," "My Resistance Is Low," and "Lazy River," often in arrangements featuring Carmichael and his piano backed just by a rhythm section. Of course, those are the most impressive recordings here, but the comic Carmichael who duets with Cass Daley on "The Aba Daba Honeymoon" is also a droll delight, and the disc provides a more well-round portrait of Carmichael than just a compilation of his own songs would.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Washboard Blues
  2. Little Old Lady
  3. The Old Music Master
  4. Judy
  5. Star Dust
  6. Hong Kong Blues
  7. Huggin' And Chalkin'
  8. I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful)
  9. Talking Is A Woman
  10. Ole Buttermilk Sky
  11. Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
  12. Riverboat Shuffle
  13. Rockin' Chair
  14. Georgia On My Mind
  15. Casanova Cricket
  16. For Every Man There's A Woman
  17. The Darktown Strutters' Ball
  18. The Old Piano Roll Blues
  19. Stay With The Happy People
  20. Coney Island Washboard
  21. Some Days There Just Aint No Fish
  22. The Aba Daba Honeymoon
  23. My Resistance Is Low
  24. Lazy River

Product details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • ASIN: B00000DHII

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