Happy 117th Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael! (11/22/1899)

Hoagy Carmichael Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Hoagy Carmichael Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Happy 117th Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael! Carmichael, a Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, was born on 11/22/1899. Hitch’s Happy Harmonists, one of his first recordings, recorded ‘Boneyard Shuffle’ in Richmond on May 19, 1925. It featured Carmichael (p), Fred Rollison (c), Jerry Bump (tb), Dewey Neal & Harry Wright (sax), Maurice Mays (bjo) and Earl McDonell (d). It appeared on Gennett 3066 and Buddy 8042. 

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