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Various Artists — Buttermilk Skies: The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook
Release date : Jun. 30, 2014
Label : Croydon Municipal

Buttermilk Skies: The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook – Various Artists

Compiled by Bob Stanley, and making sense of the great American songwriters of the pre-rock era, this is the first in Croydon Municipal’s Songbook series.

It throws the spotlight on one of New York’s finest, the laid back Hoagy Carmichael. This is a hugely satisfying parade of hits and bona fide pop standards, from the ’30s to the ’60s, classics that still feature regularly on set lists, on the radio, and in adverts as well as lesser known gems.

Beautifully presented and annotated, the in-depth and heartfelt sleeve-notes tell the story behind Hoagy, the writer of Heart & SoulStardust and Georgia On My Mind. Perfect springtime listening…

TRACK LISTING:

  1. SKYLARK – Matt Monro
  2. MY RESISTANCE IS LOW – Hoagy Carmichael
  3. GEORGIA ON MY MIND – Ray Charles
  4. LAZY RIVER – Bobby Darin
  5. I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL – Chet Baker
  6. WALK IT OFF – Tommy Dorsey & Gordon Polk
  7. WE’RE THE COUPLE IN THE CASTLE – Glenn Miller
  8. THAT’S RIGHT I’M WRONG – Jack Teagarden
  9. BALTIMORE ORIOLE – Carmen McRae
  10. SMALL FRY – Al Bowlly
  11. HOW LITTLE WE KNOW – Anita Boyer
  12. STARDUST – Billy Ward and the Dominoes
  13. OLE BUTTERMILK SKY – Hoagy Carmichael
  14. APRIL IN MY HEART – Billie Holiday
  15. LAZY BONES – Jeri Southern
  16. TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE – Bob Hope & Shirley Ross
  17. DOCTOR LAWYER INDIAN CHIEF – Betty Hutton
  18. SING IT WAY DOWN LOW – Louis Prima
  19. MOON COUNTRY – Dinah Shore
  20. MEMPHIS IN JUNE – Nina Simone
  21. IVY – Jo Stafford
  22. EV’NTIDE – Louis Armstrong
  23. ONE MORNING IN MAY – Mel Torme
  24. HEART AND SOUL – Hank Jones