Various Artists – JSP, Hoagy Carmichael: The First Of The Singer / Songwriters

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A five-hour overview of the man behind the song “Star Dust.”

Whether you spell it the way its author did, as two words, or simply as one, it's indisputable that Hoagy Carmichael's "Star Dust" is one of the most venerable of American songs: eMusic's catalogue has well over 200 renditions, and ten of them are on this five-hour overview of Carmichael's career as both writer and performer, by Irving Mills and His Hotsy-Totsy Gang, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, Jack Jenney, the Chocolate Dandies, Mill's Merry Makers, Isham Jones, and three by Carmichael himself, including the quick-paced 1927 original inducted into the National Recording Registry.