In Person 1925-1955
(Boxed Set, 10PC)
The definitive Carmichael collection, further proof that Hoagy set the mold for American singer/songwriters to come! This 10-CD, 265-track set starts with Hoagy's earliest moments on record with Hitch's Happy Harmonists, Paul Whiteman and Louis Armstrong, then forges on into the '30s when he was perhaps at his peak as a composer, penning such evergreens as Star Dust; Rockin' Chair, and Georgia on My Mind. The '40s and '50s don't get shortchanged, either, as the box includes many tracks from Hoagy's radio show appearances, wartime V-Disc recordings and even, for the first time on CD anywhere, his solo sides for the ARA label and even some private recordings. The set winds up with a disc of stars like Sarah Vaughan, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra singing Carmichael tunes. Don't miss this one!