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Mm-hmm, I called him “Pop”

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— “Two Sleepy People”, Hoagy Carmichael & unknown female vocalist, lyrics by Frank Loesser

Man, I love Hoagy Carmichael. I mean, not only did he write excellent melodies (he only did a few lyrics, early in his career; most lyrics to his songs are by others), but he was an interesting onscreen presence in movies, and he had a hell of an interesting voice. You’re going to hear a lot of his voice this week, starting with this utterly charming love song that made its debut in a Bob Hope movie.

Can you imagine something this simple, sincere, and well-observed in an Adam Sandler movie? Or Seth Rogen? Me neither.


Written by [IMH]

6 April 2009 at 5:36 pm

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