The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook [RCA]

The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook [RCA]

by Hoagy Carmichael


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The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook [RCA]

The music of Hoagy Carmichael is celebrated on this 20-song collection of otherwise unrelated recordings from the 1932-1968 period. The earliest performance is Mildred Bailey's "Rockin' Chair," while the only post-1960 selection is the Living Voices' version of "The Nearness of You." Jazz is de-emphasized in favor of mostly fairly straight vocal renditions from the likes of Helen Ward, Kate Smith, Julie Andrews, Phil Harris, Della Reese, Vaughn Monroe, Kay Starr, and Louis Prima, among others. Carmichael is heard on a 1960 solo rendition of "Stardust" and in 1934 on "Moon Country." There are not a lot of classic versions to be heard here, although Frankie Carle's 1951 rendition of "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" is quite fun. Overall, a so-so reissue that is somewhat randomly programmed.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/1990
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078635214826
catalogNumber: 2148

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Vaughn Monroe   Track Performer
Louis Prima   Vocals,Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
Kay Starr   Track Performer
Mildred Bailey   Track Performer
Phil Harris   Track Performer
Hal Kemp   Track Performer
Larry Clinton   Track Performer
Helen Ward   Vocals,Track Performer
Frankie Carle   Track Performer
Ray Eberle   Vocals
Della Reese   Track Performer
Kate Smith   Track Performer
Julie Andrews   Track Performer
Peter Matz   Conductor
John Gary   Track Performer
Mello-Larks   Track Performer
Living Voices   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey   Track Performer
Irwin Kostal   Conductor
Jack Leonard   Vocals
Marty Paich   Conductor
Glenn Miller   Track Performer
Glenn Osser   Conductor
Axel Stordahl   Conductor
Matty Malneck   Conductor
Bob Armstrong   Conductor
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Paul Whiteman Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Bob Allen   Vocals
Satisfiers   Vocals
Chorus   Track Performer
Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Hugo & Luigi   Producer
Mike Lipskin   Producer
Herman Diaz   Producer
Ethel Gabriel   Producer
Brad McCuen   Producer
Fred Reynolds   Producer
E.O. Welker   Producer
Andy Wiswell   Producer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Don Wardell   Digital Coordinator
Pietro Alfieri   Art Direction
John E. Quinn   Liner Notes
Hal Stanley   Producer
Fred B. Callahan   Composer

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