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Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer
Born: Nov 18, 1909 in Savannah, GA
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Died: Jun 25, 1976 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: Johnny Mercer's main claim to immortality is his incredible songwriting output, penning the lyrics or music and lyrics to roughly 1,500 songs. Marked by a sophisticated, occasionally whimsical mastery of language and rhymes, many of Mercer's songs have become standards regularly covered by jazz artists. ...Read full biography
Two of a Kind
Released: 1961
Label: Atco
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Give a pair of medals and hefty raises to the two fellows at Atlantic who thought of pairing Bobby Darin -- then 24 -- and Johnny Mercer -- then 51 -- and backing them with the charts of Billy May. These ...Read full review
Evening With Johnny Mercer
Released: 1971
Label: DRG
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This Johnny Mercer concert features the greatest of the folk poets at the piano and follows a biographical path through his career. Mercer tells stories about his life from being hummed to as a baby to ...Read full review
More Johnny Mercer albums: Main Albums (8), Compilations (38)
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