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Stardust melody : the life and music of Hoagy Carmichael

Author: Richard M Sudhalter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stardust Melody follows Carmichael from his roaring-twenties Indiana youth in campus jazz bands to bandstands and recording studios across the nation, playing piano and singing alongside hot music greats Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, and close friends Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong. It illuminates his peak years in Hollywood, during which he starred in such films as To
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hoagy Carmichael; Hoagy Carmichael; Hoagy Carmichael
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Sudhalter
ISBN: 0195131207 9780195131208 0195168984 9780195168983
OCLC Number: 46937718
Description: xiii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Daybreak --
Discovery --
Initiation --
Sunshine and Sock-Time --
Monk --
Bix --
Washboard Blues --
Stardust Melody --
Big Town Blues --
Coming of Age --
Bread, Gravy, and Cream --
Paradise Perceived --
Quests Failed and Fulfilled --
A Poke in His Pocket ... --
Movie Star --
Tide: Rise and Ebb --
Period of Adjustment --
Loss --
Ev'ntide.
Responsibility: Richard M. Sudhalter.
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A biography of Hoagy Carmichael, composer of classic American songs such as "Georgia on My Mind", "Rockin' Chair", "Skylark", "Lazybones", and "Star Dust". The book follows Carmichael from his  Read more...

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"Meticulous, admiring, perceptive and informative... A first-rate job of showing that Carmichael's mind was deeper and tougher than first impressions might suggest." -Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Read more...

 
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