Sunday, September 30, 2018


In honor of his son, my friend, who turns eighty today, here are some Hoagy Carmichael tunes I love: Skylark, Stardust, Winter Moon, Bessie Couldn’t Help It, Memphis in June, The Nearness of You, Georgia on My Mind, Baltimore Oriole, Old Man Harlem, Up a Lazy River, Rockin’ Chair, Billy-a-Dick, Two Sleepy People, How Little We Know, Heart and Soul.


  1. I know only a few of those. Though maybe I'd recognise them if I heard them.

  2. I didn't know he wrote a bunch of these. I never would have guessed Georgia on My Mind. I always associate him with Skylark, and most of all Stardust, which I adore, even the intro.