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Hoagy Charmichael & Johnny Mercer
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"Lazybones" is a song performed by Hoagy Carmichael, recorded in 1933. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Deliver Us from Evil".


  • At 55 years at the time of this episode, "Lazybones" is the oldest song to appear in Miami Vice, though Frank Hackman claims the song came out in 1945.
  • Johnny Mercer was a prolific songwriter as was Carmichael. The Savannah, Georgia native was immortalized in the book and movie Midnight In The Garden Of Good & Evil.
  • Carmichael appeared in the cartoon classic The Flintstones as "Stoney Carmichael".
  • The song has been covered by Bing Crosby, The Mills Brothers, and Leon Redbone.


Hoagy Carmichael & Dorothy Dandridge02:17

Hoagy Carmichael & Dorothy Dandridge

Lazybones performance from 1941

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