Mr. Music Master

Mr. Music Master

by Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael


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The most offbeat and proto-bohemian of the great songwriters who have contributed to the Great American Songbook, Hoagy Carmichael was as apt to write about actual places in memory, or the sheer passing of time or everyday tasks like doing laundry, as he was to spin out a traditional love song, and it has made his musical legacy a rich and varied one. This nice collection works as a fine introduction to Carmichael's unique voice, and it features his own versions of "Moon Country," "Hong Kong Blues," "Lazy River," and "Lazy Bones" (Carmichael had an almost Zen-like fascination with the art of doing nothing and he wrote countless songs about the glorious inertia of being lazy), as well as versions of his songs by other artists, including Frank Sinatra's early take on "Stardust," Carmichael's most famous composition, and Nat Gonella's wonderful orchestral version of "Georgia on My Mind," another stone cold Carmichael classic.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/1993
Label: Pearl
UPC: 0727031700425
catalogNumber: 7004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Primary Artist,Bass
Bing Crosby   Track Performer
Mildred Bailey   Track Performer
Billy Eckstine   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Spike Jones   Drums,Track Performer
Adelaide Hall   Track Performer
Chick Webb   Track Performer
Gracie Fields   Track Performer
Artie Bernstein   Bass,Track Performer
Earl Hines & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Paul Whiteman Orchestra   Track Performer
Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Geraldo & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Cyril Grantham   Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Messini   Vocals
Fela Sowande   Organ,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Colin Brown   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Tony Watts   Producer,Liner Notes
Fred B. Callahan   Composer

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