Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer

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Top Songs

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G.I. Jive
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Personality
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One for My Baby
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They Didn't Believe Me [Remastered]
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If I Had A Million Dollars - Al Bowlly

Albums

  • By the River Sainte Marie

    Apr 2014 • 16 songs

  • The Capitol Vaults Collection

    Jan 2011 • 79 songs

  • V-Disc

    Jul 2010 • 10 songs

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Johnny Mercer

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. Yet he was also a successful singer, with a relaxed, Southern-accented, jazzy, rhythmically agile delivery that resulted in several major hits in the 1940s. At first, he was torn between acting and songwriting, but having failed to land a part in Garrick Gaities in 1930, he end...
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