313 pages : illustrations, pls., portraits ; 22 cm
Sometimes I wonder is the story of Hoagy Carmichael, lawyer, piano player, singer, composer, star of motion pictures, radio and television. Hoagland Howard Carmichael received his LL. D. from Indiana University in 1926, and at the same time was involved in the new music evolving in New Orleans and Chicago, the hot jazz of Louis Armstrong and Hoagy's close friend Bix Beiderbecke, to whom he devotes many pages of this book. While studying law Hoagy wrote songs, formed a series of jazz band, and brought Bix and the Wolverines, the greatest white band of the time, to the Indiana campus.--From dust jacket.