Album artwork for Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop by Stark Reality

The story of The Stark Reality’s Discovers The Hoagy Carmichael Music Shop begins with Hoagy Carmichael’s son, Hoagy Bix Carmichael. Nearing 30 and working on Wall Street, Bix wanted to do something more worthwhile. He relocated to Boston and started working at WGBH, one of the country’s most innovated PBS stations. There, he meet Monty Stark, WGBH’s resident “music man.” When Bix’s set out to create an all new WGBH program, Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop, a children’s show revolving around his father’s 1958 children’s album Hoagy Carmichael’s Havin’ A Party, Stark was tapped to do the music. The resulting reimagination of Hoagy Carmichael’s children’s recording was used for the show, and issued on jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal’s AJP label. The recording features Monty Stark on vibes, saxophonist Carl Atkins, Phil Morrison on bass, Vinnie Johnson on drums and John Abercrombie on guitar. For RSD Black Friday, Now-Again Records debuts a fresh reissue of this fascinating link between the great American song book, the jazz rock movement of the late 60s/early 70s and even hip hop, being that Stark Reality…Discovers The Hoagy Carmichael Music Shop has been sampled by artists such as the Black Eyed Peas, Large Professor, J-Live and Madlib.

Stark Reality

Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop

Now-Again Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop by Stark Reality by Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop - Stark Reality
Album artwork for Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop by Stark Reality
LPx2

$34.99

Gatefold, contains an extensive, oversized page booklet with rare photos, liner notes and annotation

Black
Limited to 3000 copies
Released 11/25/2022Catalogue Number

NAG5237.1

Stark Reality

Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop

Now-Again Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop by Stark Reality by Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop - Stark Reality
Album artwork for Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop by Stark Reality
LPx2

$34.99

Gatefold, contains an extensive, oversized page booklet with rare photos, liner notes and annotation

Black
Limited to 3000 copies
Released 11/25/2022Catalogue Number

NAG5237.1

The story of The Stark Reality’s Discovers The Hoagy Carmichael Music Shop begins with Hoagy Carmichael’s son, Hoagy Bix Carmichael. Nearing 30 and working on Wall Street, Bix wanted to do something more worthwhile. He relocated to Boston and started working at WGBH, one of the country’s most innovated PBS stations. There, he meet Monty Stark, WGBH’s resident “music man.” When Bix’s set out to create an all new WGBH program, Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop, a children’s show revolving around his father’s 1958 children’s album Hoagy Carmichael’s Havin’ A Party, Stark was tapped to do the music. The resulting reimagination of Hoagy Carmichael’s children’s recording was used for the show, and issued on jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal’s AJP label. The recording features Monty Stark on vibes, saxophonist Carl Atkins, Phil Morrison on bass, Vinnie Johnson on drums and John Abercrombie on guitar. For RSD Black Friday, Now-Again Records debuts a fresh reissue of this fascinating link between the great American song book, the jazz rock movement of the late 60s/early 70s and even hip hop, being that Stark Reality…Discovers The Hoagy Carmichael Music Shop has been sampled by artists such as the Black Eyed Peas, Large Professor, J-Live and Madlib.