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Johnny Mercer

They Write the Songs, Series 2 Episode 5 of 10

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 January 2013

Barry Manilow continues to celebrate the lives and work of great songwriters.

This week he looks at the life and work of a musical colossus. A man who wrote an unimaginable number of hit songs over a 40 year period with numerous composers and did it without any formal musical training - Johnny Mercer.

The music includes That Old Black Magic, I Remember You, Goody Goody, Too Marvellous For Words, Skylark and Moon River.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Benny Goodman and His Orchestra Hooray For Hollywood

    Artist: Dick Powell Artist: Francis Langford Artist: Gene Krupa Artist: Johnny Scat Davis

    The Best Of Busby Berkeley At Warner Bros., PREMIER, CDODEON-8

  • Image for Lymon, Frankie And The Teenagers

    Lymon, Frankie And The Teenagers Goody Goody

    More Rockin' Doowop Volume Two, SEQUEL, NEM CD-767

  • Image for Johnny Mercer

    Johnny Mercer Out Of Breath And Scared To Death Of You

    An Evening With, DRG, DRG-5176

  • Image for The Mills Brothers

    The Mills Brothers Lazy Bones

    Too Marvelous for Words - 24 songs of J.Mercer, ASV, CD AJA-5230

  • Image for Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby I'm An Old Cowhand

    Bing A Musical Autobiography, DECCA, MVCM-24004

  • Image for Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby Too Marvelous For Words

    Bing! His Legendary Years 1931-1957, MCA, AAMCAD410887

  • Image for Martha Tilton

    Martha Tilton And The Angels Sing

    The Indispensable Benny Goodman Vol.6, JAZZ TRIBUNE, 43212-26212

  • Image for Eddie Mallory Orchestra

    Eddie Mallory Orchestra Jeepers Creepers

    Artist: Ethel Waters

    Jazz Cafe: The Singers, BMG, 74321214462

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael I Remember You

    Songs From The Last Century, AEGEAN/VIRGIN, 7243 8-48741 2 4

  • Image for Eydie Gormé

    Eydie Gormé Blues In The Night

    The Essence Of Eydie, JASMINE, JASCD-500

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Come Rain Or Come Shine

    Great American Songwriters, Vol 2: Johnny Mercer, RHINO, R2-71504

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Moon River

    The Very Best Of, COLUMBIA, SONYTV-78CD

  • Image for Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett I Wanna Be Around

    The Essential Tony Bennett, COLUMBIA, 492-822 2

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra One For My Baby

    Frank Sinatra Collection, EMI, LC-542

  • Image for Barry Manilow

    Barry Manilow When October Goes

    Barry Manilow Complete Collection, ARISTA, ARISTA-07822187142

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