Monday, October 18, 2010

late night tv: Hoagy Carmichael

Famous for writing "Stardust", "Georgia on my mind", "the nearness of you", "heart and soul", and "rockin' chair", Hoagy Carmichael has to be considered as one of the most talented composers in the first half of the 20th century.

In this first video, Hoagy portrays "Cricket", the piano player, in the screen adaptation of Hemingway's "To Have and Have not". In this scene, he plays "Hong Kong blues" which he co-wrote with Stanley Adams.

"Sleepy time gal" wasn't written by Hoagy, but has to be one of the best interpretations of this song... Nice & mellow, perfect way to end this weekend!

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