THE FIRST OF THE SINGER SONGWRITERS - Hoagy Carmichael
5 CDs of great songs from the original singer songwriter, including his timeless hits - Stardust - Georgia on my Mind - Rockin' Chair - Lazy Bones. Authoritative 4CD, 101 track overview of one of the great composers of American popular song, including performances of most of his best loved compositions such as 'Riverboat Shuffle', 'Star Dust', 'Rockin' Chair', 'Georgia On My Mind', 'Up A) Lazy River' 'azy Bones' 'New Orleans', 'Two Sleepy People, 'Skylark' and 'Hong Kong Blues'. 40 of these recordings are by Carmichael himself with varying accompaniment, the other tracks are various interpretations of his works by singers and bands of the era, including: Bix Beiderbecke and The Wolverine Orch., Red Nichols and His Five Pennies, the Paul Whiteman Orch., the Jean Goldkette Orch., Irving Mills Hotsy-Totsy Gang, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Mildred Bailey, Ethel Waters, Nat Gonella, the Frankie Trumbauer Orch., Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch., the Dorsey Brothers Orch., and the Boswell Sisters. This is accompanied by a bumper 92 page booklet with discography and essay written by Richard M Sudhalter, Carmichael's official biographer. This was originally released as JSP918.