Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Appreciation …

 Giving Hoagy His Due - Terry Teachout, Commentary Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

To this day, though, Carmichael’s art resists easy categorization. As a friend wrote in the epilogue to The Stardust Road, his 1946 memoir: “You made your greatest success as a composer by not writing songs about love. You gained popularity in radio and records by singing; yet you have no voice….You got interested in movie acting about a year ago and now you are in that. Every time you put your mind to something you really get on the outside of it before you let go.”
I am lifelong Carmichael fan.

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