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"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…

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  • not the greatest interrupter of his own songs. his singing is good enough, but they sound like demos for the more famous versions. in other words a better writer than singer, but one of the greatest writers of popular song!
  • again with the extremist anti-tobacco crusade? I don't smoke myself and dislike smoking in general, but this is just ridiculous.
  • two sleepy people :')
  • A true hero. One of the souls that touches mine. One of the reasons I am an artist.
  • "One of the great composers of the American popular song, Hoagy Carmichael differed from most of the others (with the obvious exception of Duke Ellington) in that he was also a fine performer." George Gershwin anyone?
  • had singer-songwriter been fashionable back then, he would have been much more famous than Sinatra.
  • He is totally fuckable.
  • Love him! I have had a thing for him since seeing TO HAVE OR HAVE NOT a a young teen :D
  • stardust!
  • awesome music...love it!

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