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Georgia On My Mind: Hoagy Carmichael, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the great popular tune Georgia on My Mind. We will review the original by Hoagy Carmichael, and covers of that song by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. 3,119 more words

Rhythm And Blues


I went in search of the definitive recording of the greatest ballad ever written, Stardust.  I don’t understand why this song is so overlooked.  The melody is breathtaking.   338 more words


George Raft : Not Your Average Johnny Part 1.... Johnny Angel (1945)

From RKO comes this George Raft pot boiler featuring Claire Trevor along for the mystery involving murder, deceit, a ghost ship and Hoagy Carmichael.

Emerging from a fog bank Captain George Raft’s ship comes across an abandoned freighter. 587 more words

Daily Take

Happy 108th Birthday to Charles "Bud" Dant! (6/21/1907)

Happy 108th Birthday to Charles “Bud” Dant! (6/21/1907). The trumpter recorded four sides with Hoagy Carmichael’s Collegians on 4/27/1928 in Richmond. The recordings included “March of the Hoodlums,” “Walking the Dog” (Gennett 6474, Champion 16453, and Champion 40001) and two unreleased sides, “Shimmy Shawobble,” and “Smile.”


MOVIE: Johnny Angel (1945)

MOVIE: Johnny Angel (1945)

Based on the story Mr. Angel Comes Aboard by Charles Gordon Booth

Screenplay by Steve Fisher

Adaptation by Frank Gruber

Directed by Edwin L. 193 more words

Film Noir

Back in the Saddle Again --Actually, the Studio

Sunday morning and I’m back in the studio after a couple days down in the Alexandria/DC area.  And even though it was a very enjoyable time and a great opening for the… 368 more words

Favorite Things

Johnny Angel (1945)

Director – Edwin L. Marin

Starring – George Raft, Claire Trevor, Hoagy Carmichael


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