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In Person 1925-1955

In Person 1925-1955

by Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael has been honored with a steady stream of memorial compilations and tribute albums since the late '80s; Avid Entertainment's ten-CD box In Person 1925-1955 tops them all by augmenting the main body of his oeuvre with rare broadcasts and radio transcripts, privately produced and previously unissued recordings,


Hoagy Carmichael has been honored with a steady stream of memorial compilations and tribute albums since the late '80s; Avid Entertainment's ten-CD box In Person 1925-1955 tops them all by augmenting the main body of his oeuvre with rare broadcasts and radio transcripts, privately produced and previously unissued recordings, as well as a fabulous coda CD packed with additional Carmichael tunes interpreted by a wide range of jazz and pop artists. This chronologically precise, intelligently conceived, and beautifully packaged audio portrait gallery traces Carmichael's progress as a recording artist from his first hot jazz sides with Hitch's Happy Harmonists to the Plays Ballads for Dancing album that came out in the mid-'50s; by then Hoagland Carmichael had become as indispensable to U.S. popular culture as the movie theaters, radios, and phonographs that conveyed his music and persona to the public. Richard M. Sudhalter's marvelously insightful and informative essay is peppered with dozens of historical photographs of Carmichael and his many friends. There are two appendices at the end of the booklet: an index of 95 Carmichael compositions heard on this set (usually in only one version, although there are six different interpretations of "Stardust") as well as a rousing roster of titles by other composers (winners in this category are "Cincinnati Dancing Pig" and "Flap Your Elbows, Spin Your Ears and Fly Away"). This could very well be the best Hoagy Carmichael retrospective ever brought before the public. Carmichael is heard during the '20s and early '30s leading his own ensembles and sitting in with bands led by Paul Whiteman, Jean Goldkette, Irving Mills, Eddie Lang, Frankie Trumbauer, Louis Armstrong, and Sunny Clapp; a precious handful of these sessions also involved Carmichael's good friend and primary influence, Bix Beiderbecke. Five sides cut in May and September 1930 constitute Beiderbecke's very last recordings. Carmichael is heard with the Dorsey Brothers and Red Norvo, as guest vocalist with the Casa Loma Orchestra, and on a film soundtrack with Jack Teagarden. His fabulous mid-'40s ARA and V-Disc recordings are followed by a series of vintage radio broadcasts: his own show Tonight at Hoagy's (sponsored by Numade Mayonnaise), The March of Dimes, The Bing Crosby Show, and various programs heard over the BBC. There are two discs devoted to Carmichael's many appearances as featured vocalist with various ensembles and singers during the late '40s and early '50s, including several harrowing duets with vaudeville hellion Cass Daley. Disc nine contains 17 seldom-heard private recordings, which were made between 1939 and 1951 using what were at that time common home acetate disc-cutters. Drawbacks? It would have been helpful had the producers posted the recording dates with the rest of the information on the back of each of the set's little "mini-albums," although whoever did the layout certainly had to contend with space restrictions; one of the discs carries 36 tracks. There is a great wealth of music and information compacted within this outstanding collection; it's a miracle that so much valuable culture could fit into a package the size of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Product Details

Release Date:
Avid Records Uk


Disc 1

  1. Boneyard Shuffle
  2. Washboard Blues
  3. One Night in Havana
  4. Friday Night
  5. Stardust
  6. When Baby Sleeps
  7. Washboard Blues
  8. My Ohio Home
  9. So Tired
  10. March of the Hoodlums
  11. Smile
  12. Walkin' the Dog
  13. Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
  14. Rockin' Chair
  15. March of the Hoodlums
  16. Walkin' the Dog
  17. Sittin' and Whistlin'
  18. St. Louis Gal
  19. Harvey
  20. March of the Hoodlums
  21. Stardust
  22. What Kind O' Man Is You?
  23. Walkin' the Dog
  24. March of the Hoodlums
  25. Washboard Blues
  26. Walkin' the Dog

Disc 2

  1. Manhattan Rag
  2. Manhattan Rag
  3. What Kind of Man Is You?
  4. Rockin' Chair
  5. High and Dry
  6. Barbaric
  7. Rockin' Chair
  8. Barnacle Bill the Sailor
  9. Georgia on My Mind
  10. One Night in Havana
  11. Bessie Couldn't Help It
  12. Lazy River
  13. Papa's Gone Bye-Bye Blues
  14. Just Forget
  15. Come Easy, Go Easy Love
  16. Medley of Carmichael Compositions No.1: In the Still of the Night/Washb
  17. Medley of Carmichael Compositions No.2: Rockin' Chair/Lazy River/Daybre
  18. After Twelve O'Clock
  19. Sing It Way Down Low
  20. Thanksgivin'
  21. Snowball
  22. Lazy Bones
  23. One Morning in May

Disc 3

  1. Stardust
  2. Cosmics
  3. Washboard Blues
  4. Judy
  5. Moon Country
  6. Bessie Couldn't Help It
  7. Medley: Judy/Moon Country
  8. Two Sleepy People
  9. Hong Kong Blues
  10. Riverboat Shuffle
  11. New Orleans
  12. Washboard Blues
  13. Little Old Lady
  14. Two Sleepy People
  15. That's Right - I'm Wrong
  16. Medley: Washboard Blues/Lazybones
  17. Medley: Small Fry/Rockin' Chair
  18. Stardust
  19. Baltimore Oriole
  20. Poor Old Joe
  21. Stardust/Lazybones
  22. The Old Music Master
  23. Old Man Harlem
  24. Judy
  25. Stardust
  26. Don't Forget to Say 'No' Baby
  27. Hong Kong Blues

Disc 4

  1. No More Toujours l'Amour
  2. A World of No Goodbyes
  3. Sweet Lorraine
  4. Vine Street Parade
  5. The Whale Song
  6. My Christmas Song for You
  7. How Little We Know
  8. Somewhere on Via Roma
  9. Billy-A-Dick
  10. Hong Kong Blues
  11. Baltimore Oriole
  12. Stardust
  13. Memphis in June
  14. Am I Blue?
  15. Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
  16. Sleepy Time Gal
  17. Ginger and Spice
  18. Ole Buttermilk Sky
  19. I Can't Get Started
  20. I Don't Know Why
  21. Walk It Off
  22. It Ain't Gonna Be Like That

Disc 5

  1. Baltimore Oriole
  2. Hong Kong Blues
  3. Stardust
  4. No More Toujours l'Amour
  5. Billy-A-Dick
  6. Memphis in June
  7. Sleepy Time Gal
  8. Ginger and Spice
  9. Medley: Am I Blue?/How Little We Know/Hong Kong Blues
  10. Everybody's Seen Him But His Daddy
  11. Everybody's Seen Him But His Daddy
  12. Rogue River Valley
  13. Riverboat Shuffle
  14. Riverboat Shuffle
  15. Riverboat Shuffle
  16. Two Sleepy People
  17. Two Sleepy People
  18. Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
  19. The Old Spinning Wheel
  20. Huggin' and Chalkin'
  21. No More Toujours l'Amour
  22. I Can't Give You Anything But Love [Hoagy Carmichael Radio Show Excerpt
  23. Singin' Down the Road
  24. Memphis in June
  25. Cranky Old Yank
  26. Small Fry
  27. Little Old Lady
  28. Down T'Uncle Bill's
  29. There's Nobody Home on the Range
  30. Riverboat Shuffle
  31. Lazybones

Disc 6

  1. Stardust
  2. My How the Times Goes By
  3. Civilization
  4. Hong Kong Blues
  5. Dialogue Into
  6. Naughty Angeline
  7. The Whiffenpoof Song
  8. Great Day
  9. Casanova Cricket /Sign-Off
  10. Introduction/Star Dust
  11. Riverboat Shuffle
  12. Conversation with Mark White
  13. Old Man Harlem
  14. Baltimore Oriole
  15. Conversation with Mark White
  16. Memphis in June
  17. Riverboat Shuffle
  18. The Monkey Song
  19. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  20. Conversation with Peter Fettes
  21. The Sad Cowboy
  22. Baltimore Oriole
  23. Conversation with Peter Fettes
  24. The Old Music Master
  25. Conversation with Peter Fettes/Star Dust/Sign-Off
  26. Comedy Patter
  27. Ole Buttermilk Sky
  28. The Love Nest
  29. It's a Good Day
  30. Am I Blue?
  31. Singin' Down the Road
  32. I Want to Be Happy
  33. Ole Buttermilk Sky
  34. I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody
  35. Rockin' Chair
  36. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Disc 7

  1. Huggin' and Chalkin'
  2. I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful)
  3. Talking Is a Woman
  4. Ole Buttermilk Sky
  5. Sh-H, The Old Man's Sleepin'
  6. Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
  7. Riverboat Shuffle
  8. Rockin' Chair
  9. Georgia on My Mind
  10. Casanova Cricket
  11. A Man Could Be a Wonderful Thing
  12. A Tune for Humming
  13. Put Yourself in My Place, Baby
  14. Who Killed 'Er?
  15. The Sad Cowboy
  16. I'm A-Comin' A-Courtin' Corabelle
  17. Ok'l Baby Dok'l
  18. Gonna Get a Girl
  19. For Every Man There's a Woman
  20. The Feathery Feeling
  21. Memphis in June
  22. Ten to One It's Tennessee
  23. Bubble-Loo, Bubble-Loo
  24. Fightin' Love
  25. Grandma Teeter-Totter
  26. Laughing Boy
  27. I've Been Hit
  28. And Old Piano Plays the Blues

Disc 8

  1. Chocolate Whiskey and Vanilla Gin
  2. Three Rivers
  3. Crocodile Tears
  4. Crime and Punishment
  5. That's a Plenty
  6. The Darktown Strutter's Ball
  7. The Old Piano Roll Blues
  8. Stay with the Happy People
  9. Somebody Stole My Horse and Wagon
  10. Coney Island Washboard
  11. Some Days There Just Ain't No Fish
  12. Cincinnati Dancing Pig
  13. I'm Movin' On
  14. Cindy
  15. Ida Red
  16. The Golden Rocket
  17. The ABA Daba Honeymoon
  18. My Resistance Is Low
  19. Sacramento
  20. I'm Waiting Just for You
  21. Woman Is a Five Letter Word
  22. Flap Your Elbows, Spin Your Ears and Fly Away
  23. Rotation Blues
  24. Drip Drop
  25. Happy Hoagy's Medley: I Can't Give You Anything But Love/Ivory Rag/The
  26. The Crazy Otto Rag
  27. Lazy River
  28. When Love Goes Wrong
  29. Love Will Soon Be Here

Disc 9

  1. I Walk with Music
  2. Skylark
  3. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  4. Two Sleepy People
  5. The Lamplighter's Serenade
  6. Heart and Soul
  7. The Nearness of You
  8. Ivy
  9. One Morning in May
  10. How Little We Know
  11. Blue Orchids
  12. Stardust
  13. They All Done Gone with the Wind
  14. Poor Old Joe
  15. Lazy River
  16. Ev'ntide
  17. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  18. How Little We Know
  19. Billy-A-Dick
  20. Look out Below
  21. Drip Drop
  22. No More Toujours l'Amour
  23. Baltimore Oriole
  24. Ginger and Spice
  25. Memphis in June
  26. I Walk Alone
  27. Kinda Lonesome
  28. Messin' Around
  29. Stardust

Disc 10

  1. My Sweet
  2. Charlie Two-Step
  3. Song of Spring
  4. Moonburn
  5. Bread and Gravy
  6. Sing Me a Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)
  7. Ev'ntide
  8. Lyin' to Myself
  9. April in My Heart
  10. Jubilee
  11. The Nearness of You
  12. Kinda Lonesome
  13. Heart and Soul
  14. Blue Orchids
  15. The Rumba Jumps
  16. Ooh, What You Said
  17. Can't Get Indiana off My Mind
  18. I Should Have Known You Years Ago
  19. Skylark
  20. We're the Couple in the Castle
  21. The Lamplighters Serenade
  22. Ivy
  23. A Woman Likes to Be Told
  24. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
  25. I Guess It Was You All the Time
  26. Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Primary Artist,Piano,Cello,Cornet,Vocals,Human Whistle,Soloist
Mildred Bailey   Vocals
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Steve Brown   Bass
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Glen Gray   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Spike Jones   Drums
Gene Krupa   Drums
Billy May   Conductor
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Red Norvo   Xylophone
Ben Pollack   Drums
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Joe Venuti   Violin
Luis Russell   Piano
Pee Wee Hunt   Trombone
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Miff Mole   Trombone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Marvin Ash   Piano
Dick Cathcart   Trumpet
Ray Eberle   Vocals
George Van Eps   Guitar
Buddy Cole   Piano,Celeste
Carson Robison   Vocals
Si Zentner   Trombone
Anita O'Day   Vocals
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Max Abrams   Drums
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
George Arus   Trombone
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Bix Beiderbecke   Cornet
Tex Beneke   Vocals
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Tony Briglia   Drums
Arnold Brillhardt   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Lou Bring   Conductor
Sonny Burke   Conductor,Choir Conductor
David Cavanaugh   Conductor,Choir Conductor
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Jack Cornell   Accordion
Charles Bud Dant   Cornet
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Mike Doty   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Pops Foster   Bass
Dave Fullerton   Drums
George Gibbs   Bass
Harry Goodman   Tuba
Joe Hall   Piano
Lennie Hayton   Piano,Cello
Hendrickson   Guitar
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Marion Hutton   Vocals
Jules Jacob   Tenor Saxophone
Stan King   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Eddie Kusby   Trombone
Abe Lincoln   Trombone
Ella Logan   Vocals
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Jack Mayhew   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Murray McEachern   Trombone,Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums,Vibes
Billy Munn   Piano
Jimmy Priddy   Trombone
Bill Rank   Trombone
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
John Rotella   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Joe Rushton   Bass Saxophone
Mischa Russell   Violin
Kenny Sargent   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Wilbur Schwartz   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Phil Stephens   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Jim Taft   Bass
Ted Vesely   Trombone
Cliff Williams   Drums
Sterling Bose   Trumpet
Dick Kent   Alto Saxophone
Joe Tarto   Bass,Tuba,Bowed Bass
Dick Robertson   Vocals
Teddy Grace   Vocals
Pat Davis   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Dennis   Bass
Maurice Freedman   Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Hudson   Trumpet
Charlie LaVere   Piano
Min Leibrook   Bass Saxophone
Matty Malneck   Viola
Harold McDonald   Drums,Vibes
Dale McMickle   Trumpet
Art Ralston   Bassoon,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
Billy Rauch   Trombone
Andy Secrest   Trumpet,Cornet
Charles Strickfaden   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Gene Kardos   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Dunham   Trombone,Trumpet
Grady Watts   Trumpet
Boyce Cullen   Trombone
Chester Hazlett   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Nat Natoli   Trumpet
Larry Tice   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Wilbur Hall   Guitar
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Arthur Shapiro   Bass
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Ray Lodwig   Trumpet
Mike Trafficante   Bass
Izzy Friedman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Irving Brodsky   Piano,Cello,Vocals
Leo McConville   Trumpet
Fred Murray   Trumpet
Jack Blanchette   Guitar
Bob Mayhew   Cornet
Nye Mayhew   Tenor Saxophone
Sid Peltyn   Trumpet
Arthur Shutt   Piano
Henry Whiteman   Violin
Frank Ryerson   Trumpet
Jack Drummond   Bass
Nobby Clark   Alto Saxophone
Frank Sylvano   Vocals
George Harper   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Bason   Piano
Maurice Bennett   Tenor Saxophone
Harold George   Bowed Bass
Red Ginsler   Trombone
Bob Hutsell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Don Kimmell   Banjo,Guitar
Mel Miller   Drums
Oscar Rossberg   Trombone
Lorin Schulz   Trombone
Emil Seidel   Piano
Byron Smart   Trumpet
Harold Stokes   Accordion
Joel Shaw   Piano
Andrew Anderson   Cornemeuse
Eddie Wolfe   Violin
Hitch's Happy Harmonists   Track Performer
Myron Schulz   Violin,Leader
Jack Jackson & His Band   Cornet
Tony Gray   Accordion
Fred Rollison   Cornet
Morton B. "Morty" Friedman   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Deniz   Guitar
Perry Botkin and His Orchestra   Banjo,Guitar
Warren Carr   Trombone
Bernard Daly   Alto Saxophone
Charles Dowling   Bass
Fizz Goodrich   Baritone Saxophone
Bob Guy   Trumpet
Dave Robinson   Bass
Joe Galbraith   Banjo
Paul Rayner-Brown   Tuba
Bill Moore Lucky Seven Band   Trumpet
Carole Carr   Track Performer
Cassini Quartet   Track Performer
Chickadees   Track Performer
Buddy Cole & His Crazy Five   Track Performer
& His Orchestra Donahue   Track Performer
Singing Strings   Track Performer
Squadronaires Dance Orchestra   Track Performer
Gene Wood   Alto Saxophone
Andy Van Sickle   Drums
Dewey Neal   Bass Saxophone
Jerry Bump   Trombone
Maurice Mays   Banjo
Harold Keating   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Arnold Habbe   Banjo
Chauncey Goodwin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert   Vocals

Technical Credits

Hank Snow   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Arranger,Composer
Ben Pollack   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Larry Wagner   Arranger
Frank Loesser   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Bill Challis   Arranger
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Donald Heywood   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
MacDonald   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
John "J.R." Robinson   Composer
Jo Trent   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Essay
Eden Ahbez   Composer
Arthur Sizemore   Composer
Sonny Dunham   Arranger
Ray Gilbert   Composer
David Rubison   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Sammy Lerner   Composer
George A. Little   Composer
Ange Lorenzo   Composer
Joseph Reed Alden   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Emil Seidel   Director
Harold Stokes   Arranger
Anne Bennett   Artwork
Meade Minnigerode   Composer
Warren Carr   Arranger
Jimmy Miller & His Barbecues   Director

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