1918 to 1981
November 22, 1899 in Bloomington
December 27, 1981
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. 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 twentieth century. Carmichael is one of the most successful of the 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.
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The Kings of Swing: Moonlight Serenade / Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square / Opus One / Take the A-Train / Chattanooga Choo Choo / Sunny Side of the Street / Blue Skies / Sing Sing Sing / Stompin' at the Sawoy / Georgia on My Mind
by Glenn Miller, Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin, Cy Coleman, Duke Ellington, Harry Warren, Mack Gordon, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Irving Berlin, Louis Prima, Edgar Sampson, Hoagy Carmichael, Black Dyke Band & Nicholas J. Childs
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