Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981)

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01Nuisance Of The Neighbourhood20151116Donald Macleod focuses on Carmichael's early years.||Donald Macleod begins a week of programmes exploring 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.|In this first programme, a life in music beckons for the prodigiously talented young pianist. Even so, Hoagy figures a career in law would be the more prudent course.|Star Dust|Nat King Cole, singer|Gordon Jenkins, conductor|Little Old Lady|Hoagy Carmichael, singer|The Casa Loma Orchestra|Glen Gray, conductor|The Nearness of You|Sarah Vaughan, singer|Song of Spring|Kenny Sargent, singer|Ginger and Spice|Hoagy Carmichael, singer and piano|Memphis in June|Lazybones|Harvey|Irving Mills and His Hotsy Totsy Gang|Riverboat Shuffle|Wolverine Orchestra|Papa's Gone Bye-Bye Blues|Hoagy Carmichael and his Orchestra|Boneyard Shuffle|Hitch's Happy Harmonists|Washboard Blues|When Baby Sleeps|Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals|Friday Night|One Night in Havana|Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra.|
02From Clerk To Composer20151117|Donald Macleod on why Carmichael was still uncertain about abandoning a legal career.||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.|In this second programme, Hoagy has some success with his first recordings, but he's still uncertain about abandoning his legal career for music. Just a things are looking up, a bad investment wipes out his life savings.|Come Easy Go Easy Love|Sunny Clapp and his Band O' Sunshine|March of the Hoodlums|Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra|Rockin' Chair|Manhattan Rag|Irving Mills and His Hotsy Totsy Gang|What Kind Of Man Is You?|Stardust|Isham Jones and His Orchestra|High and Dry|My Sweet|Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra|Georgia on my Mind|Nat Gonella and His New Georgians|New Orleans|Ella Logan, singer|Hoagy Carmichael and Orchestra|Sing It Way Down Low|One Morning in May|Judy|Thanksgivin'|Skylark|Dinah Shore, voice|The Red Norvo Quintet|How Little We Know|Nat King Cole, singer|Nelson Riddle, conductor.||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
03Hollywood20151118|Donald Macleod explores how Carmichael finally broke into the film industry.|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.|Today, as Hoagy reaches his thirties we find him making advances in both his professional and personal lives. A whirlwind romance is followed by the fulfilment of a childhood dream when he finally breaks into the movie business.|Charlie Two-Step|The Boswell Sisters|Moonburn|Bing Crosby, singer|Ballad in Blue|Benny Goodman and His Orchestra|Sing Me A Swing Song|Helen Ward, vocal|Lyin' To Myself|Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra|Jubilee|Nat Gonella and His Georgians|Two Sleepy People|Shirley Ross, singer|Bob Hope, singer|Heart and Soul|Mel Torme Trio|Small Fry|Matt Monro, singer|Jonnie Spence, conductor|That's Right I'm Wrong|Meredith Blake, singer|Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra|I Get Along Without You Very Well|Evelyn Knight, singer|The Rumba Jumps|Mel Torme, singer|Skylark|We're The Couple In The Castle|Ray Eberle, singer|Glenn Miller and His Orchestra|Baltimore Oriole|Francis Langford, singer|Hoagy Carmichael, whistle|The Victor Young Orchestra|The Lamplighters Serenade|Frank Sinatra, singer|Axek Stordahl, conductor|Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief|Betty Hutton, singer|Paul Weston, conductor.|Donald Macleod explores how Carmichael finally broke into the film industry.|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
04Tonight At Hoagy's20151119Why although life seemed perfect for Carmichael and his wife, all was not well for them.|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|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 and His Orchestra|Put Yourself In My Place, Baby|The Rhythmaires|When Love Goes Wrong|Margaret Whiting, singer|Jimmy Wakely, singer|Buddy Cole, conductor|In the Cool Cool Cool of The Evening|Jane Wyman, singer|My Resistance Is Low|Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and 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|Dave Cavanaugh, conductor|Casanova Cricket|Billy May, director|Winter Moon|Don Fagerquist, trumpet|Art Pepper, alto saxophone|Jimmy Rowles, piano and celeste|Al Hendrickson, guitar|Joe Mondragon, bass|Nick Fatool, drums.
05A Fading Icon20151120Carmichael's final years, as he found his brand of classic songwriting were out of 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 and His Orchestra|One Morning in May|The Sage|Tracy Thomas, singer|Nathan Thomas, piano|Music Always Music|Mediterranean Love|A Perfect Paris Night|Gene Barry, singer|Carmichael|Johnny Appleseed Suite (Prayer and Cathedral Vision) arr. Van Cleve and Dant|Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra|Raymond Leppard, conductor|Georgia On My Mind|Ray Charles, singer|Ev'ntide|Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra|Lazy River|Fleur de Lys|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 and His Orchestra|March of the Hoodlums|Ed Land and his Orchestra|Stardust|Nat Gonella and His Georgians.