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  Tin Pan Alley Composer and lyricist Biographies
With De Sylva and Brown collaborating on the lyrics, and Henderson writing the music, the threesome contributed songs to several Broadway shows including such as George White’s Scandals of 1925 and 1926 which featured the songs The Birth of the Blues, "Black Bottom, and Lucky Day.
In 1931, De Sylva left the team to work with other composers, and Brown and Henderson continued working together producing Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries and The Thrill is Gone (included in George White’s Scandals of 1931).
De Sylva enjoyed a nearly lifelong association with Al Jolson and wrote many of his biuggest hit songs.
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 JOHNNY MERCER (1909-1976)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1942, he co-founded Capitol Records with Glen Wallach and Buddy DeSylva.
Not content to merely add more popular songs to his resume, Mercer teamed up with businessman Glen Wallichs and songwriter-film producer Buddy de Sylva to found Capitol Records in 1942.
It was not the best time to start a record company, since the shellac material used to make records was being rationed during World War II.
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