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Johnny Mercer and Nat Peck

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 23 June 2013

This week we hear from singer Margaret Whiting who remembers her lifelong friend, songwriter Johnny Mercer. Also American trombonist Nat Peck recalls his arrival in Britain in June 1944 as a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. This week’s musical theme is “summer” and his artist of the week is Rosemary Clooney.

Music Played

28 items
  • Hour 1

  • Hour 2

    • Image for Marilyn Monroe

      Marilyn Monroe Heatwave

    • Image for Ray Charles

      Ray Charles I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town

    • Image for Lena Horne

      Lena Horne Summertime

    • Image for Cleo Laine and Mel Torme

      Cleo Laine and Mel Torme I Thought About You

    • Image for Glenn Miller And The Band of The AEF

      Glenn Miller And The Band of The AEF Swing Low Sweet Chariot

    • Image for Ella Mae Morse

      Ella Mae Morse Accentuate The Positive

    • Image for Woody Herman

      Woody Herman Summer Sequence

    • Image for Joe Williams

      Joe Williams Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

    • Image for Rosemary Clooney & Tony Pastor Orchestra

      Rosemary Clooney & Tony Pastor Orchestra That's Good Enough For Me

    • Image for Rosemary Clooney & The Hi-Los

      Rosemary Clooney & The Hi-Los How About You

    • Image for Rosemary Clooney

      Rosemary Clooney Old Friends

    • Image for Boyd Reburn

      Boyd Reburn Barefoot Boy With Cheek

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