Johnny Mercer Born 100 Years Ago Today


The great songwriter was born in Savannah, GA, a century ago.

What is there to say or do but just list and list and list . . .

Early Autumn, Skylark, One For My Baby, Laura, Days of Wine And Roses, Goody Goody, Save The Bones For Henry Jones, Too Marvelous for Words, And the Angels Sing, Dream, Accentuate The Positive, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Fools Rush In, I Remember You, Blues In The Night, Tangerine, I Thought About You, Day In Day Out, Moon River, When October Goes, That Old Black Magic, Satin Doll, and on and on.

A profoundly American creative spirit. Of course he had great collaborators and excellent interpreters, get a load of Countee Cullen and Arna Bontemps on the sheet music cover.

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