In addition to the complete album "Hoagy Sings Carmichael", this release also boasts a second complete LP, "The Stardust Road" (one of the very first 33 rpm albums, which originally appeared a few years after the 1946 publication of Carmichael's autobiographical book by the same name). In fact, as was often the case in the early days of the LP, no new music was recorded for this album, as it was a compilation of selections first issued as 78 rpm discs during previous years. "The Stardust Road", in particular, contains recordings made from 1939 to 1947. Hoagy can be heard here again singing his own songs and playing the piano on some tunes, as he was a very special pianist.
"Hoagy Sings Carmichael" (1956)
Personnel: Hoagy Carmichael, vocals on all tracks (except #11) accompanied by Don Fagerquist, Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp); Art Pepper (as), Jimmy Rowles (p) & Nick Fatool (d).
1. Georgia On My Mind
2. Winter Moon
3. New Orleans
4. Memphis In June
6. Two Sleepy People
7. Baltimore Oriole
8. Rockin' Chair
9. Ballad In Blue
10. Lazy River
11. Georgia On My Mind (Instrumental).
Recorded: Los Angeles, September 10, 11 & 13, 1956.
Bonus album: "The Stardust Road" (1939-47) ( - AMG) Personnel: Hoagy Carmichael (vocal, piano and whistling) accompanied by different small groups.
Tracks: 12. Hong Kong Blues, 13 Stardust, 14. Rockin' Chair, 15. Riverboat Shuffle, 16. The Old Music Master, 17. Judy, 18. Washboard Blues, 19. Little Old Lady, 20. Georgia On My Mind, 21. Lazy River.
Arranged and conducted by Johnny Mandel.
Includes a 20-page booklet with the complete lyrics for all the songs and rare photos!