Hoagy Carmichael


Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899 - December 27, 1981) was a legendary songwriter of such pop standards as "Georgia On My Mind," "Heart And Soul," and "Stardust" who became famous beginning in the 1930s. As a performing artist, he is best known for "Hong Kong Blues" (1945), "Ole Buttermilk Sky" (1946), and the chart-topping "Huggin' And Chalkin'" (1946). He appeared in such movie classics as "To Have And Have Not" (1944).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Hong Kong Blues (1945)
  • Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief (1946)
  • Huggin' And Chalkin' (1946)
  • Ole Buttermilk Sky (1946)
  • The Old Piano Roll Blues (1950)
  • The Aba Daba Honeymoon (1951)

Pop charts debut year: 1932

Years active: 1918-1981

Genres: Traditional pop, jazz, music for stage and screen

Labels: ARA, Decca


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