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Hoagy Carmichael's early music, including the 1927 melody to "Stardust," was heavily influenced by jazz, including the work of his friend and collaborator Bix Beiderbecke.
March 12, 2008 With a laid-back, familiar style, the composer, pianist and singer created popular hits for decades — and logged numerous entries into the great American songbook. When asked about his tuneful gift, he credited his early roots in jazz.
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December 31, 2006 The song has been a favorite of amateur piano players for decades. Two great talents combined to write it, and Bea Wain was the first to record it... but certainly not the last.
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November 11, 2002 New acoustic music from Youssou N'Dour; The African fusion of Mali's Salif Keita; The remastered Nonesuch Explorer Series; Stardust memories of Hoagy Carmichael; A jazz revolution from Django Reinhardt; An All Songs great unknown: Piñataland; And an infectious tune from Kim Richey.
May 1, 2002 If Cole Porter and George Gershwin provided a soundtrack for the city, then Hoagy Carmichael was the voice of America's heartland. A new Carmichael biography and song collection — both called Stardust Melody — lead a resurgence of interest in the prolific songwriter's work. Sing along Wednesday on All Things Considered
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