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22 November 2011

Happy Birthday, Carmichael.

One the world's most under-rated and under-appreciated composers, Hoagy Carmichael, was born on this date in 1899.

Carmichael and Bacall from To Have and Have Not doing "Am I Blue"

Ever since I was a kid I have loved Hoagy's composition, "Stardust." It was one of the songs that fostered my love of Glenn Miller and a song that I remember playing over and over as dishes were being done ...

... but when I am eventually banished to that proverbial desert island, it'll be Willie's version of "Stardust" that makes the trip with me ...

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