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Hoagy Carmichael Songbook

This week on Afterglow we implement a new tradition celebrating Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael's November birthday with "The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook".

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Hoagy Carmichael was born in Bloomington, Indiana on November 22, 1899. This year’s inaugural Hoagy broadcast will include recordings of Carmichael’s music from Anita O’Day, Lou Rawls, Bob Brookmeyer, Susannah McCorkle, Al Cobine, Art Pepper, and Bix Beiderbecke.

This week on Afterglow we inaugurate a new annual tradition with “The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook.”

Hoagy Carmichael was born in Bloomington, Indiana on November 22, 1899; with his birthday so close to Thanksgiving, we’ll devote the Friday show after the holiday entirely to his music every year on Afterglow.

This year’s inaugural Hoagy broadcast will include recordings of Carmichael’s music from Anita O’Day, Lou Rawls, Bob Brookmeyer, Susannah McCorkle, Al Cobine, Art Pepper, and Bix Beiderbecke, in addition to the rarely-heard 1958 Carmichael LP Music by Hoagy Carmichael , the last full-length album that Hoagy ever recorded.

You can learn more about Carmichael and listen to a previous WFIU documentary about him on Afterglow ’s Hoagy page .

Music Heard On This Episode

Lazy River
Louis Armstrong — Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer-Songwriters (JSP, 1931)
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Lazy River
Louis Armstrong — Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer-Songwriters (JSP, 1931)
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Ballad in Blue
Al Cobine — Cobine Plays Carmichael
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Ivy
Anita O'Day — Complete Verve/Clef Sessions (Mosaic, 1956)

Notes: Also available on the CD PICK YOURSELF UP WITH ANITA O'DAY.

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Georgia On My Mind
Lou Rawls — Black & Blue/Tobacco Road (Capitol Jazz, 1963)
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Skylark
Bob Brookmeyer — Bob Brookmeyer & Friends (Columbia, 1964)

Notes: With Stan Getz, Gary Burton, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Elvin Jones.

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How Little We Know
Susannah McCorkle — The Classic Hoagy Carmichael (Indiana Historical Society, 1977)
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Winter Moon
Art Pepper — Winter Moon (Galaxy, 1980)
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Charlie Two Step
Boswell Sisters — The Classic Hoagy Carmichael (Indiana Historical Society, 1932)
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Riverboat Shuffle
Bix Beiderbecke/Frankie Trumbauer — Comp. Okeh & Brunswick Recordings (Mosaic, 1927)
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I Get Along Without You Very Well
Hoagy Carmichael — 1951 (Fly, 1951)

Notes: 1951 is an estimated date for this private recording.

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The Nearness of You
Mark Buselli/Claude Sifferlen — Take the Mitsu (OA2, 2003)
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Thanksgivin'
Casa Loma — Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer-Songwriters (JSP, 1932)
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Cosmics
Hoagy Carmichael — Stardust Melody (Bluebird, 1933)
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Stardust
Jack Jenny — Stardust (Hep, 1939)
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Ole Buttermilk Sky
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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Moon Country Is Home to Me
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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When Love Goes Wrong
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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Old Music Master
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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Meditarranean Love
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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New Orleans
Hoagy Carmichael — Hoagy Sings Carmichael (Pacific Jazz, 1956)
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Rockin' Chair
Hoagy Carmichael — Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer-Songwriters (JSP, 1931)
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Washboard Blues
Hoagy Carmichael — Stardust Melody (Bluebird, 1927)

Notes: With the Paul Whiteman orchestra.

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My Resistance Is Low
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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The Monkey Song
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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Baltimore Oriole
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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Music Always Music
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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Rogue River Valley
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
Hoagy Carmichael — Ole Buttermilk Sky/Music by Hoagy Carmichael (Kapp/Eli Lilly, 1958)
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Two Sleepy People
Hoagy Carmichael — Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer-Songwriters (JSP, 1938)

Notes: With Ella Logan.

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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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