Sometimes I Wonder

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael wrote some of the 20th century's most endearing and enduring popular songs. Active as pianist and vocalist and later famous as a character actor in motion pictures, Carmichael left behind a trail of phonograph recordings both timeless and charmingly dated. Living Era's Sometimes I Wonder brings together some of his best work recorded between November 1927 and December 1947. Some of these performances use drawling Southern dialects that typify a sizeable portion of the material composed and performed in the U.S. entertainment marketplace during the first half of the 20th century. The son of an electrician and a movie theater pianist, ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $1.99   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(1794)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
Some minor disc or case wear. Digital copy or one-time use code may be used.

Ships from: Hillsboro, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael wrote some of the 20th century's most endearing and enduring popular songs. Active as pianist and vocalist and later famous as a character actor in motion pictures, Carmichael left behind a trail of phonograph recordings both timeless and charmingly dated. Living Era's Sometimes I Wonder brings together some of his best work recorded between November 1927 and December 1947. Some of these performances use drawling Southern dialects that typify a sizeable portion of the material composed and performed in the U.S. entertainment marketplace during the first half of the 20th century. The son of an electrician and a movie theater pianist, young Hoagy Carmichael received musical instruction from his mother, Lida Robison Carmichael, in his hometown of Bloomington, IN. He also learned how to swing by hanging out in the cathouses and speakeasies of Indianapolis, developing his technique under the influence of African-American ragtime pianist Reggie Duval. Part of the charm in Carmichael's musical legacy is his unusual singing voice; he hadn't set out to be a vocalist and was at first reluctant to sing at all in front of a microphone. His knack for conjuring pleasant melodies is well documented here and elsewhere; most importantly he would wish for everyone to recognize his primary influence. In Stardust Road, his first autobiography which was published in 1946, Carmichael immortalized his poetically charged friendship with Bix Beiderbecke, describing the two of them sprawled in front of the phonograph in 1924, sipping caustic prohibition whiskey while listening to Igor Stravinsky's "Firebird." Part of the magic of that intimate scenario is present in all of Hoagy Carmichael's best melodies. Living Era's Sometimes I Wonder spans the first two decades of Carmichael's career, documenting his collaborations with some of the most influential jazz musicians of his generation, including the Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Red Norvo, Louis Armstrong, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Bubber Miley and, of course, Bix Beiderbecke.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/1999
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625534528
  • Catalog Number: 5345

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stardust (2:34)
  2. 2 Washboard Blues (4:22)
  3. 3 Rampart Street Blues (3:01)
  4. 4 Rockin' Chair - Sidney Arodin (3:33)
  5. 5 Georgia on My Mind (3:32)
  6. 6 Bessie Couldn't Help It (3:13)
  7. 7 Lazy River (2:59)
  8. 8 Sing It Way Down Low (3:15)
  9. 9 Snowball (2:49)
  10. 10 Lazy Bones (2:49)
  11. 11 One Morning in May (3:02)
  12. 12 Judy (2:43)
  13. 13 Moon Country (3:15)
  14. 14 Two Sleepy People (3:09)
  15. 15 Riverboat Shuffle (2:43)
  16. 16 New Orleans (3:10)
  17. 17 The Old Music Master (2:28)
  18. 18 Don't Forget to Say No Baby (2:36)
  19. 19 Hong Kong Blues (2:21)
  20. 20 Huggin' and Chalkin' (2:39)
  21. 21 I May Be Wrong (2:42)
  22. 22 Ole Buttermilk Sky (2:15)
  23. 23 A Tune for Humming (2:54)
  24. 24 Memphis in June (3:01)
  25. 25 Rockin' Chair (3:25)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Paul Barbarin Drums, Vibes
Steve Brown Bass
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Spike Jones Drums
Gene Krupa Drums
Eddie Lang Guitar
Albert Nicholas Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Red Norvo Xylophone
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Joe Venuti Violin
Luis Russell Piano
Carl Kress Guitar
Buddy Cole Piano
Si Zentner Trombone
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Artie Bernstein Bass
Perry Botkin Banjo, Guitar
Arnold Brillhardt Alto Saxophone
John Cyr Drums
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Pops Foster Bass
Harry Goodman Tuba
Skeets Herfurt Alto Saxophone
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Teddy Hill Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Holmes Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Otis Johnson Trumpet
Stan King Drums
Manny Klein Trumpet
Abe Lincoln Trombone
Ella Logan Vocals
Jack Mayhew Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse Vibes
Uan Rasey Trumpet
Mischa Russell Violin
Arthur Schutt Piano
Artie Shapiro Bass
Jim Taft Bass
Joe Tarto Bass
Maurice Freedman Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Hudson Trumpet
Will Johnson Guitar
Min Leibrook Baritone Saxophone
Harold MacDonald Drums, Vibes
Charles Strickfaden Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Boyce Cullen Trombone
Chester Hazlett Bass Clarinet
Wilbur Hall Guitar
Ray Lodwig Trumpet
Irving Brodsky Piano, Celeste
Fred Murray Trumpet
Bobby Guy Trumpet
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert Vocals
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Byron Warner Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Jacques Richmond Composer
Charles A. Bayha Composer
Fred B. Callahan Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    25 Tracks, All of Them Winners

    Over two dozen delightful Hoagy recordings. Particularly rare and wonderful is the 1938 ''Two Sleepy People'' duet between Hoagy and Ella Logan, one of those great '30s female vocalists whose voice sounds like a cross between a finch and somebody playing a saw. This rendition of ''Two Sleepy People'' is the best I've ever heard--lots of charming lyrical improvisation. What's more, I can say with some certainty that once you've heard Hoagy sing the ''Riverboat Shuffle,'' you will never again be satisfied with an instrumental version. You also get Louis Armstrong singing on ''Rockin' Chair.''

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews