Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer

John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. Mercer was also a co-founder of Capitol Records.

He is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as those written by others. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than fifteen hundred songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. He received nineteen Academy Award nominations, and won four.

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12/18/33 Columbia 2867D 1933 Riffin' the Scotch Johnny Mercer, Dick McDonough, Benny Goodman, Fordlee Buck 231 3 ... Brunswick 1935 ... Eeny Meeny Meiny Mo Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck 310 13. 10/25/35 Brunswick 1935 ... If You Were Mine Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck 309 14 ...
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... Been a Beautiful Baby" (Harry Warren) – 254 "Little Ol' Tune" (Johnny Mercer) – 305 "Moon River" (Henry Mancini) – 343 "I Wanna Be In Love Again" (Johnny Mercer) – 234 "Days of Wine and Roses" (H. 231 "Summer Wind" (Heinz Meier, Hans Bradtke) – 339 "Little Ingenue" (Johnny Mercer) – 319 "Something's Gotta Give" (Johnny Mercer) – 234 "Satin Doll" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 253 "It's Great to ... Arlen) – 358 All songs co-written by Johnny Mercer unless otherwise noted ...
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... Weston met Johnny Mercer while working for Paramount in 1942 Mercer, who was preparing to start Capitol Records, wanted Weston to write for his new company ... Paul wrote, arranged and directed Mercer's "Strip Polka"-the first arrangement written for the new label on April 6, 1942 ... brought the new company to a standstill until Johnny Mercer began his radio show, Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, in June 1943 ...
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... With You 1942 Joan Leslie Harold Arlen Johnny Mercer The Sky's the Limit A Needle in a Haystack 1934 Con Conrad Herb Magidson The Gay Divorcee All to Myself 1922 Adele Astaire George Gershwin Arthur Francis aka ... Wolf Tommy Wolf London, July 22, 1975, UAS 19885/LA-580 Dearly Beloved 1942 Jerome Kern Johnny Mercer You Were Never Lovelier 1942, Decca 18491 Dig It 1940 Bernie Henighen ... Chisholm 1940 Bernie Henighen Johnny Mercer Second Chorus Los Angeles, September 22, 1940, Columbia 35852 Hoops 1931 Adele Astaire Arthur Schwartz Howard Dietz The Band Wagon ...

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