Composer, singer, lyricist, and actor Hoagy Carmichael (18991981) was one of America's most versatile songwriters, crossing the boundaries of jazz, Tin Pan Alley, blues, and film. His classic songs "Stardust," "Georgia on My Mind," "Heart and Soul," and numerous others have been recorded by artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Garcia, Dizzy Gillespie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Charlie Parker, Paul Robeson, and Mel Torm. This book combines for the first time Carmichael's two ...
Composer, singer, lyricist, and actor Hoagy Carmichael (18991981) was one of America's most versatile songwriters, crossing the boundaries of jazz, Tin Pan Alley, blues, and film. His classic songs "Stardust," "Georgia on My Mind," "Heart and Soul," and numerous others have been recorded by artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Garcia, Dizzy Gillespie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Charlie Parker, Paul Robeson, and Mel Torm. This book combines for the first time Carmichael's two autobiographiesThe Stardust Road (1946) and Sometimes I Wonder (1965)with new photos exclusive to this edition. Here you will find reminiscences of his childhood and education in Indiana; his musical collaborations with Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Johnny Mercer; and his acting career (To Have and Have Not, The Best Years of Our Lives, Young Man with a Horn). More than just the story of an extraordinary life, these memoirs convey the excitement and energy of the early days of jazz.
First Ed; First Printing indicated. Good only: Shows significant indications of use. Binding shows slight lean; light wear to the extremities; , but a little heavier at the lower corner tips, which have worn through right at the tip; former owner's gift inscription and another owner's name signed at the front free endpaper; considerable soiling, and moderate rubbing. Binding remains secure; text clean. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound: a sturdy copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 156pp. Hardback: Lacks DJ. "Hoagy" Carmichael (born Howard Hoagland Carmichael; November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He is best known for composing the music for "Stardust", "Georgia on My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul", four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. American composer and author Alec Wilder wrote of Carmichael in American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900–1950 that he was the "most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented" of the hundreds of writers composing pop songs in the first half of the 20th century. This is his story.
Very good lacking a dust jacket. Green cloth boards are somewhat soiled, and the red and green spine is darkened. Small dampstain at bottom of spine that does not affect the interior pages. The songwriter's memoir about the influence of Bix Beiderbecke and William Moenkhaus on his career. Includes a few photographs; 156 pages.
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Very good; Collectible. 1946 hardcover; Very Good; Dust Jacket-Good; First Edition. Original chartreuse green cloth. Prior owner's name written to front free endpaper. Very Good, in Good Dust Jacket with rubbing along spine, a little age toning to edge of rear panel, and some wear to edges of jacket.
Used-Good. Good hardback. Dust jacket has been glued onto boards (not especially well) spine creased & discoloured; shelf wear to all extremities; jacket inner flaps loosely inserted between end papers; not price clipped-priced at 6-. Pages yellowing on edges, but well preserved and readable.
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