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Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals
(November 22nd 1899 - December 27th 1981)
This side was recorded in Richmond, Indiana on October 31st 1927 featuring Emil Seidel director, Byron Smart trumpet, Oscar Rossberg trombone, Gene Woods and Dick Kent alto sax, Maurice Bennett tenor sax, Hoagy Carmichael piano, Don Kimmell tenor guitar, Paul Brown bass brass, and Cliff Williams drums.
-To hear Hoagy's later vocal rendition Click Here.
*"Stardust" was composed by Hoagy Carmichael.
Born in Bloomington, Indiana on November 22nd 1899, Howard Hoagland Carmichael got his famous middle name after "The Hoaglands" a circus troop who stayed at his family's home.
He learned to sing and play piano from his mother and in 1918 played his first gig as a professional musician at a college fraternity dance.
While studying at Indiana University Hoagy he began composing writing such standards as "Washboard Blues" and "Boneyard Shuffle" and toured with his "Collegians" band to support his studies.
In 1926 Hoagy Carmichael earning his law degree and would finish and record his most famous composition "Stardust" the following year.
With lyrics added by Mitchell Parish in 1929, "Stardust" became the most recorded song of the 20th Century.
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