Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Paris – Stardust

After writing for Inkposts, Al McClimens tells us what he listens to:

“Stardust was written in the late 1920s, USA, and like many songs of the post-crash era it has a jagged romantic edge that could so easily have been lifted from a century earlier. Imagine lyrics by Shelley put to music by Irving Berlin, for example. Stardust combines the harsh jazz age sensibility with the softer lyricism of Regency England, and in that hybrid I think we get a care for words and gift for melody that escapes many contemporary tunesmiths. Now put it on the jukebox, turn it up and chill.”

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