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  Johnny Mercer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was only when Mercer moved to Hollywood in 1935 that his lyrics began to display the combination of sophisticated wit and southern regional venacular that characterize some of his best songs.
In the 1940s Mercer was introducted by the Nordstrom Sisters to backers and in 1942, he was part of the founding trio of Capitol Records which became an industry giant.
Mercer was a direct descendant of Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer, and through him was also a distant cousin of General George S. Patton.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Johnny Mercer (1909-1976)
John Herndon Mercer was born into the fourth generation of Mercers living in Savannah.
Mercer's father, George Anderson Mercer Jr., played baseball at the University of Georgia in Athens and returned to Savannah to join his father's law firm.
Mercer's southern heritage brought a genuine sound to New York's songwriting district, Tin Pan Alley, as the nature of America's popular culture was changing from a world of sheet music to one of radio broadcasts, sound recordings, and movie musicals.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-954   (1730 words)

Johnny Mercer set a standard for writing lyrics for popular songs that will never be equalled.
The year 1946 began and there was Johnny Mercer producing his third number one hit in a row for his own label "Personality" (from the Crosby-Hope film "Road To Utopia") on #230.
Johnny Mercer had a top ten hit with the old Clyde McCoy band hit "Sugar Blues" with the Paul Weston Orchestra on #448.
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 JOHNNY MERCER (1909-1976)
Johnny Mercer wrote lyrics or music for more than 1,000 songs in a career spanning nearly 50 years, making him one of the most successful songwriters of the twentieth century.
Mercer was once quoted as saying that his songwriting success was due to his "feeling for tunes, no matter where they come from." This "feeling" helped him forge effective partnerships with a wide variety of composers over the years, among them Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Henry Mancini, Rube Bloom, and Michel Legrand.
Highly recommend is a CD of Johnny Mercer singing a number of the songs for which he wrote the lyrics called AN EVENING WITH JOHNNY MERCER recorded at the 92nd Street Y in New York in 1972 as part of their Lyrics and Lyricists series.
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 Johnny Mercer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Johnny Mercer was born on November 18, 1909.
  Johnny Mercer was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia.
Mercer started song writing when he was only fifteen years old.
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 ipedia.com: Johnny Mercer Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 - June 25, 1976) was a pop music composer.
In the early 1940s, Mercer was one of the co-founders of Capitol Records.
Johnny Mercer has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1628 Vine Street, right outside the Capitol Records building.
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 The Friends of Johnny Mercer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Friends of Johnny Mercer is a group of Savannah area residents dedicated to perpetuating the lyrics, music, life, and memory of Savannah's native son, John Herndon Mercer.
The Friends of Johnny Mercer is determined to rectify the benign neglect of a folk poet who so eloquently told his "stories" in song, feeding the hearts and souls of those who listened.
The Friends of Johnny Mercer was chartered with the office of Georgia's Secretary of State in 1994.
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 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1955, Mercer sold his share in Capitol records and, finally able to do so, surprised his father's creditors by using $300,000 of the proceeds to pay off the remainder of the debt.
Mercer's lyrics combine a keen appreciation of American colloquialisms with a profoundly poetic sensibility.
Johnny Mercer died on June 25, 1976 in Los Angeles, California.
www.songwritershalloffame.org /exhibit_home_page.asp?exhibitId=18   (823 words)

 Todd Peach's Johnny Mercer Bio Page
Mercer also sang and composed for Benny Goodman's orchestra and he worked frequently on radio with another acquaintance, Bob Crosby, singing for his orchestra.
With Mercer as the company's top singer and the radio show spotlighting the label's new stars, Stan Kenton, Jo Stafford, (and her Pied Pipers) The Nat King Cole Trio, Margaret Whiting and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra featuring his new vocalist Frank...something or other, the new company began to take off.
Mercer certainly was a busy man in the 1940's with over 250 songs published, nearly 60 hits (several sung by him), a few hit films and Broadway musicals, a top radio show, an Academy Award, and a successful record label, which he used as a platform for his seemingly endless creations.
www.thepeaches.com /music/composers/mercer/Bio.html   (1250 words)

 Johnny Mercer, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Johnny Mercer's main claim to immortality is his incredible songwriting output, penning the lyrics or music and lyrics to roughly 1,500 songs.
Yet Mercer 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, Mercer was torn between acting and songwriting, but having failed to land a part in Garrick Gaities in 1930, he ended up writing his first hit, "Out of Breath, Scared to Death Of You," for the show.
www.emusic.com /artist/10556/10556543.html   (384 words)

 Free Johnny Mercer Sheet music
Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words: The Magic of Johnny Mercer Performed by Johnny Mercer.
Johnny Mercer: The Great American Lyricist - 18 Fabulous Songs by Johnny Mercer - Easy Piano Performed by Johnny Mercer, arranged by John Brimhall.
Johnny Mercer: Johnny Mercer Composed by Johnny Mercer.
www.8notes.com /mercer.asp   (191 words)

 Johnny Mercer Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyricist, composer and singer Johnny Mercer was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1909.
The Friends of Johnny Mercer is a group of Savannah area residents dedicated to perpetuating the lyrics...
The Old Music Master, Flappers collection of Johnny Mercer material, appears in the labels Songwriter Series, a very subtle pointer to the fact that not all of the performances here are actually by Johnny Mercer.
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/j/Johnny-Mercer.html   (1518 words)

 Amazon.com: The Complete Johnny Mercer Songbook: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One oddity with Mercer is that many of his greatest hits came from melodies, music which had been pre- produced and which he was asked to write the words for.
Mercer is also the only lyric writer to have been honored by an 'Ella Fitzergald Songbook' collection.
Johnny Mercer's songs are better today than yesterday...any serious songwriter should study his work.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000DLUK?v=glance   (848 words)

A recitation of the song titles of his hits beginning with "Lazybones" with Hoagy Carmichael in 1933 and running through "Good Companions" with Andre Previn in 1974, constitutes by itself a graphic history spanning the four momentous decades from the Great Depression to the Space Age.
Born to wealth on November 18, 1909, John Herndon Mercer attended a fashionable Virginia prep school and was forced to drop out of college by the bankruptcy of his father's real estate business precipitated by the economic crash of the late 20s.
Mercer's major triumphs were scored in the field of movies.
www.southernmusic.net /mercer.htm   (283 words)

 The Johnny Mercer Foundation
The Johnny Mercer Foundation's "Accentuate the Positive" in school program has found a passionate and charming new ally in Kathie Lee Gifford whose own love of American Popular Song gave her the desire and courage to become a prolific songwriter herself.
The Johnny Mercer Foundation is thrilled to join forces with this remarkable lady.
This guide focuses on the highlights of Mercer's career while offering educational exercises that examine the significance and application of his songs to the contemporary world.
johnnymercerfoundation.com /accentuatethepositive.html   (596 words)

 Our Huckleberry Friend: The Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
Photo courtesy of The Johnny Mercer Educational Archives.
Mercer collaborated with some of the greatest composers of the Golden Age of American popular song: Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Richard Whiting, Rube Bloom, Jimmy McHugh, Jimmy Van Heusen, Gene DePaul, Arthur Schwartz, Gordon Jenkins, Bernie Hanighen and many others.
Johnny Mercer wrote songs for 90 films, won 4 Academy Awards and was nominated 17 times.
www.riverwalk.org /proglist/showpromo/mercer.htm   (192 words)

 Johnny Mercer
Dream - Conceived by: Louise Westergaard and Jack Wrangler Lyrics: Johnny Mercer Director and choreography:...
The Johnny Mercer Foundation Launches New Website to Accentuate the Positive.
Johnny Mercer, Edgar Allan Poe Together at Last; "Poe and All That Jazz" Through Nov. 3 Charter Theatre 202-333-7009
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Johnny Mercer with The Pied Pipers, "On the Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe", "Personality","My Sugar is So Refined", "A Gal in Calico", "Winter Wonderland", "Sugar Blues", "Glow Worm", Johnny Mercer and Nat King Cole "You Can't Make Money Dreaming" and "Save the Bones for Henry Jones".
Johnny Mercer with Peter Moore and His Orchestra and Accompanied by the Harry Roche Constellation.
Johnny Mercer Appears Courtesy of Capitol Records,Inc. Re- Issue Design by Donna Cline.#9062.Mercer sings all; but not all of his Lyrics.
www.johnnymercer.com /intro/intro.htm   (6390 words)

 Footlight.com > Mercer, Johnny
Johnny Mercer with Paul Weston's Orchestra; Recorded in 1949; Digitally Remastered; Comprehensive Liner Notes Included; 16 Total Tracks.
A 1974 Recording of Almost 1 1/2 hours of solid Johnny Mercer with Thw Harry Roche Constellation and The Pete Moore Orchestra.
Johnny Mercer sings with Jo Stafford, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and Margaret Whiting!
www.footlight.com /artist.cfm?artist_id=3961   (280 words)

 Johnny Mercer - Special Collections - Georgia State University Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Johnny Mercer - Special Collections - Georgia State University Library
Materials related to Johnny Mercer's life and work held by Georgia State University, Special Collections Department
Recordings made by Johnny Mercer and Recordings made by Richard A. Whiting
www.library.gsu.edu /spcoll/mercer   (46 words)

 Johnny Mercer - Winter Wonderland - Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
39 people have listened to Winter Wonderland by Johnny Mercer.
Of all 899 people that have listened to songs by Johnny Mercer, this represents 4.3%.
Johnny Mercer The Capitol Collector's Series Winter Wonderland
www.last.fm /music/Johnny+Mercer/_/Winter+Wonderland   (65 words)

 Song Database - Johnny Mercer - Special Collections - Georgia State University Library
anniversary of the birth of Johnny Mercer in November 2004, the Special Collections Department at Georgia State University, with the generous support of the Johnny Mercer Foundation, has upgraded and improved the Johnny Mercer Song Database.
Researchers and all those interested in the life and works of Johnny Mercer are welcome to use this site.
Permission to use substantial portions of the database in publications must be obtained by applying to the Popular Music Archivist, Special Collections Department, Georgia State University Library, 100 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, GA, 30303-3202 (e-mail: lbotts@gsu.edu).
www.library.gsu.edu /spcoll/mercer/songs.asp   (520 words)

 Johnny Mercer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Johnny Mercer started his career as singer and songwriter for Paul Whiteman...
Ocean's Eleven (2001) (lyricist: "Blues in the Night"; and "Moon River";) (as John Mercer)
Find where Johnny Mercer is credited alongside another name
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 ... Mercer Discography at CD Universe
Baker, Chet / Len Mercer & His Orchestra (1)
Bigard, Barney / Mercer, Johnny / Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1)
Chet Baker With Len Mercer & His Orchestra
cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Mercer,+.../a/Johnny+Mercer.htm   (60 words)

 Todd Peach's Johnny Mercer Lyrics Page
After a few odd requests, I decided it would be easy to show a page by composer, so here it is. Patrick McAndrews has also supplied me with a Johnny Mercer Biography.
For more lyrics, Mercer anecdotes, and Midi files, try http://www.johnnymercer.com or http://www.bestweb.net/~foosie/mercer.htm
Most of these can be found on Johnny Mercer Songbook, or The Complete Songbooks
www.thepeaches.com /music/composers/mercer   (171 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Songsmith From Savannah - Johnny Mercer at Epinions.com
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 Archive Photos: Johnny Mercer@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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One of America's most successful and prolific songwriters, Johnny Mercer penned the lyrics to such enduring pop standards as "Moon River," "That Old Black Magic" and "Blues in the Night."
This material is published under license from the publisher through ProQuest Information and Learning Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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