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Stardust & More
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Stardust, and Much More is part of RCA/BMG's stellar reissue series of classic jazz and blues, sonically updated to be better than ever. The Hoagy Carmichael set concentrates on prime sessions in Chicago, Kansas City, and ... more »
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Stardust, and Much More is part of RCA/BMG's stellar reissue series of classic jazz and blues, sonically updated to be better than ever. The Hoagy Carmichael set concentrates on prime sessions in Chicago, Kansas City, and New York between 1927 and 1934, years when Bloomington, Indiana's favorite son achieved his first fame as a songwriter and piano player. Two early versions of "Stardust," for instance, trace his evolving relationship with this chestnut, and the CD closes with a sweet autumnal recording of the song from 1960. The pivotal "Washboard Blues" with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra is included. After hearing Red Nichols's version of this, Hoagy decided to quit law school and concentrate on his music. Thanks, Red! --Stephen M.H. Braitman
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Stan T. from CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
Reviewed on 12/9/2009...
A very enjoyable cd.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bix! Venuti! The Dorseys! This one has it all. If you can only own one Hoagy Carmichael CD, this is the one to get. Most of the early stuff is here, and the sound quality is fine and dandy. The session notes are complete, and the accompanying narrative makes for interesting reading. If you want an early look at one of America's (now) most under-appreciated composers, buy this CD."
A great introduction to a classic
A. Dickson | Washington D.C. | 01/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I 'discovered' Hoagy Charmichael as an undergraduate at Indiana University and this was the first piece of Charmichael's work I ever bought. My original copy was a tape I played again and again until there was nothing left but squeaks. This recording has the best collection I have found of Charmichael performing his own work. I have since purchased many recordings of Charmichael's work but this will always be my favorite."