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.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
… Giving Hoagy His Due - Terry Teachout, Commentary Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)