Caption: Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael 

A Tribute to Hoagy

From: Guy Rathbun
Series: the Club McKenzie: Your 1920s Jazz Speakeasy
Length: 58:53

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One of America's most creative and prolific composers and lyricists, Hoagy Carmichael. Read the full description.

Hoagy_small Hoagy Carmichael is recognized as one of America's finest 20th centuury composers who's songs are performed around the world today.  His popularity never wanes. This show is devoted to some of his best, as well as his lest known, works.

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Morris Code (58:59)
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The Brunies Brothers (58:58)
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The First Lady of Radio (59:00)
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Wild Oats (58:56)
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If jazz can be tied to any season, metaphorically speaking, it would be spring.
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Connie's Hot Chocolates (58:58)
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Connie’s Hot Chocolates opened at the Hudson Theater, 44th Street east of Broadway, on June 20, 1929. It was a slice of Harlem nightlife.
Caption: Eddie Condon

Eddie's Scrapbook (58:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

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Caption: Jelly Roll Morton

Ferdinand's Catalogue (58:59)
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Rarities (58:57)
From: Guy Rathbun

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Caption: Reinhardt & Grappelli

Hot Club: Reinhardt & Grappelli (58:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

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Piece Description

Hoagy Carmichael is recognized as one of America's finest 20th centuury composers who's songs are performed around the world today.  His popularity never wanes. This show is devoted to some of his best, as well as his lest known, works.

Broadcast History

Broadcast on KCBX, Public Radio, December 2, 2011

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Riverboat Shuffle Frankie Trambauer Orchestra LP. :00
Washboard Blues Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra LP. :00
Stardust Louis Armstrong Orchestra LP. :00
Rockin' Chair Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra LP. :00
Snowball Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra LP. :00
Up a Lazy River Louis Armstrong Orchestra LP. :00
March of the Hoodlums Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra LP. :00
The Boswell Sisters Charlie Two-Step LP. :00
Sing It Way Down Low Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra LP. :00
On Night in Old Havana Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra LP. :00
New Orleans Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra LP. :00
Georgia On My Mind Bix & his Orchestra LP. :00
The Mills Brothers Ol' Rockin' Chair LP. :00
Easy Come, Easy Go Love Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra LP. :00
Two Sleepy People Fats Waller & his Rhythm LP. :00
Walkin' the Dog Fats Waller & his Rhythm LP. :00