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Don celebrates everyone's favourite huckleberry friend - the lyricist Johnny Mercer

Don Black celebrates the iconic songwriters of the twentieth century. Tonight he pays tribute to everyone's favourite huckleberry friend - the brilliant lyricist Johnny Mercer

Multi award-winning lyricist Don Black celebrates the iconic songwriters of the twentieth century, their songs and the artists who performed them. Each week Don showcases a selection of iconic tunes, popular and timeless standards.

Tonight he pays tribute to the brilliant Johnny Mercer who wrote the lyrics to some of the most memorable songs - Moon River, Autumn Leaves and One For My Baby.

Plus there's a weekly nod to the fabulous voice of Matt Monro.

The show is packed full of personal anecdotes and entertaining stories as Don recalls meeting and working with many of the greatest writers and entertainers in the business.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Matt Monro

    Laura

  • Eva Cassidy

    Autumn Leaves

  • Nat King Cole

    I Remember You

  • Michael BublĂ©

    Dream

  • Doris Day

    Fools Rush In

  • Johnny Mercer

    Moon River

  • Frank Sinatra

    One For My Baby

  • Blossom Dearie

    I'm Old Fashioned

  • Tony Bennett

    I Wanna Be Around

  • Carmen McRae

    Skylark

  • Ray Charles

    Come Rain Or Come Shine

  • Sammy Davis Jr.

    Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home

  • Peggy Lee

    (Ah The Apple Tree) When The World Was Young

    • The Songs Of Johnny Mercer: When The World Was Young.
  • Billie Holiday

    I Thought About You

    • Wishing On The Moon The Life And Times Of Billie Holiday.

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