American composer, pianist, singer, actor and bandleader (1899-1981)
Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He wrote the music for many songs, but rarely wrote the lyrics.
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- You sittin' here chained to your rockin' chair.
- Song: Rockin’ Chair (1930).
- It's the story of a very unfortunate colored man
Who got arrested down in Old Hong Kong
He got twenty years' privilege taken away from him
When he kicked old Buddha's gong.
- Song: Hong Kong Blues (1939).