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Johnny Mercer

voc, 1909-1976 US, Savannah, Georgia
Singer / Composer / Songwriter of Pop and Jazz
A.k.a. John Herndon Mercer

American lyricist, composer and singer, co-wrote many songs with Henry Mancini. When credited with Harold Arlen, please use the joint credit: Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer . Born 18 November 1909 in Savannah, Georgia, USA and died 25 June 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He won four Academy Awards for Best Original Song. He was a co-founder of Capitol Records.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Personality on Capitol Collectors Series by Johnny Mercer
Alexander's Ragtime Band - Remastered on Puttin' On The Ritz: Capitol Sings Irving Berlin by Various Artists
Satin Doll on My Huckleberry Friend by Johnny Mercer
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah on Capitol Collectors Series by Johnny Mercer
G.I. Jive on The Capitol Vaults Collection by Johnny Mercer
Doin' The Uptown Lowdown on Volume 1: Isn't It Fair by Various Artists
Moon River on Moon River by Johnny Mercer
Little Ol' Tune on Moon River by Johnny Mercer
Once Upon a Summertime on Cool Jazz Summer Breeze by Various Artists
The What-cha-ma-call It on My Huckleberry Friend by Johnny Mercer

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Selections From The Catalogue Of Commander Publications Featuring Eleven Songs By Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer2009Compil.
"...My Huckleberry Friend" - Johnny Mercer Sings The Songs Of Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer2009Album
Johnny Mercer Sings Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer2007Album
Mercer Sings MercerJohnny Mercer2007Compil.
Mosaic SelectJohnny Mercer2007Album
The Definitive CollectionJohnny Mercer2007Compil.
The Best Of Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer2006Compil.
Dream TeamJohnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers featuring June Hutton2005Compil.
Moon RiverJohnny Mercer2005Album
The Man From GeorgiaJohnny Mercer2005Compil.
Texas, Lil Darlin' (Original Broadway Cast)Robert Dolan, Johnny Mercer2004Album
Way Ahead Of The Game / The Lyrics Of Johnny MercerRichard Rodney Bennett . Johnny Mercer2003Album
PersonalityJohnny Mercer2002Compil.
Songsmith From SavannahJohnny Mercer2002Album
I Thought About YouJohnny Mercer1999Compil.
The Complete Johnny Mercer SongbooksJohnny Mercer1998Compil.
Too Marvelous For WordsJohnny Mercer1997Compil.
The Best Of Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer1997Compil.
Seven Brides For Seven BrothersGene DePaul, Johnny Mercer1996Album
Sweet Georgia BrownJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1995Compil.
The Poetry Of Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) Too Marvellous For Words!Johnny Mercer / Benny Green1995Compil.
Songs That Won The War: Something to Remember You ByBing Crosby, Jo Stafford, Johnny Mercer, Rod McKuen, Frank Sinatra, Jacqueline François, Judy Garland, Ethel Smith, Vera Lynn, Kay Kyser, Dinah Shore, The Andrews Sisters1995Album
Pardon My Southern AccentJohnny Mercer1993Compil.
Jazz EncountersNat King Cole Featuring Stan Kenton, Jo Stafford, Woody Herman, Johnny Mercer1992Compil.
Christmas FavoritesDean Martin, Perry Como, Mel Tormé, Johnny Mercer1992Compil.
The Good Companions (Original London Cast)André Previn, Johnny Mercer - John Mills, Judi Dench1992Album
The Capitol Collector's SeriesJohnny Mercer1989Compil.
Rosemary Clooney Sings The Lyrics Of Johnny MercerRosemary Clooney / Johnny Mercer1987Album
Johnny Mercer SingsJohnny Mercer1986Album
Don't Fence Me InJohnny Mercer Featuring Jack Teagarden And Jo Stafford1986Album
The Johnny Mercer SongbookJohnny Mercer ,With Pete Moore & His Orchestra ,& Accompanied By The Harry Roche Constellation1985Compil.
Jeepers CreepersJohnny Mercer1983Compil.
Johnny Mercer's Music ShopJohnny Mercer1982Album
Audio ScrapbookJohnny Mercer1982Album
Johnny Mercer With Paul Weston's Orchestra - 1944Johnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1980Album
An Evening With Johnny Mercer, Alan Jay Lerner, And Sammy Cahn: Singing Their Own SongsJohnny Mercer, Al Lerner, Sammy Cahn1979Album
Mickey And The BeanstalkStan Freberg, Johnny Mercer1978Album
Foxy / St. Louis Woman / Texas Li’l Darlin’ / Top Banana (Johnny Mercer Sings)Johnny Mercer1977Album
Walt Disney's Tales Of Uncle RemusJohnny Mercer, James Baskett, Billy May, The Pied Pipers, Knox Manning, Arthur Q. Bryan1975Album
Singer -SongwriterJohnny Mercer, Pete Moore & His Orchestra1974Album
Sings The Songs Of Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer With The Harry Roche Constellation1974Album
Sings The Songs Of Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer With The Harry Roche Constellation1974Album
30th Anniversary Capitol RecordsFreddie Slack And His Orchestra1972Single
Informal Sessions at Squirrel's - The Early Years, Vol. 1Squirrel Ashcraft, Roy Bargy, George Barnes, Floyd Bean, Boyce Brown, Spencer Clark, Ormond Downes, Wade Foster, Jack Gardner, Bobby Hackett, Jack Howe, Hank Isaacs, Howard E. Kennedy, James "Rosy" McHargue, Jimmy McPartland, Paul Mares, Johnny Mercer, Prof. William Priestley, Joe Rushton, Bud Wilson, The Bobcats1967Album
Big Beautiful Ball / My InamorataJohnny Mercer1966Single
The Best Of Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer With The Pied Pipers And Paul Weston And His Orchestra1963Compil.
Two Of A KindBobby Darin & Johnny Mercer1961Single
Two Of A KindBobby Darin & Johnny Mercer1961Single
Two Of A KindBobby Darin & Johnny Mercer With Billy May And His Orchestra1961Album
Saratoga (An Original Cast Recording)Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer1959Album
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive / CandyJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers And Paul Weston And His Orchestra1958Single
Accentuate The PositiveJohnny Mercer1957Compil.
Sings Just For FunJohnny Mercer1956Album
You Can’t Run Away from It / On the Waterfront/ From Here to Eternity/ The Eddy Duchin StoryJohnny Mercer, Gene DePaul1956Album
Capitol Presents Johnny Mercer Vol. 2Johnny Mercer1954Album
Brer Rabbit's Laughing Place (Parts I And II)Johnny Mercer / The Pied Pipers / James Baskett With Billy May And His Orchestra1952Single
The Glow Worm / The New AshmoleanJohnny Mercer1952Album
Memphis In June / Hello Out There, HelloJohnny Mercer And Billy May1952Single
Blues In The Night / CandyJohnny Mercer, Jo Stafford & The Pied Pipers1951Album
Sugar Blues / GoofusJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1951Album
One For My Baby / St. Louis BluesJohnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers1951Album
Johnny Mercer SingsJohnny Mercer1950Album
They Talk A Different Language / It's Great To Be AliveJo Stafford and Johnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1950Album
Sings With Judy Garland, Mary Martin, & Johnny MercerBing Crosby, Judy Garland, Mary Martin, Johnny Mercer1950Album
Baby, It's Cold Outside / I Never Heard You SayMargaret Whiting And Johnny Mercer1949Album
Last Night On The Back Porch / Bob WhiteJohnny Mercer1949Album
Baby, It's Cold Outside / The CharlestonMargaret Whiting And Johnny Mercer / Pee Wee Hunt And His Orchestra1949Album
I've Been Floating Down The Old Green River / Apply The FundamentalJohnny Mercer and The Crew Chiefs1949Album
Jingle BellsJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1949Album
Strip Polka / Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The PositiveJohnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers1948Album
G.I. Jive / I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake CityJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1948Album
The Thousand Islands Song / Hooray For LoveJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1948Album
St. Louis Blues - Early In The Morning / What Will I DoDinah Shore, Johnny Mercer, Harry James And His Orchestra1948Single
Goofus / The Hills Of CaliforniaJohnny Mercer1948Album
You Don't Have To Know The Language / My Gal Is Mine Once MoreJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1948Album
The Tailgate Ramble / Tuscaloosa BusJohnny Mercer With Wingy Manone's Dixieland Band1948Album
Willard Robison's Deep River MusicWillard Robison With Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston And His Orchestra1948Album
Winter Wonderland / If I Knew ThenJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1948Album
The First Baseball Game / Sweetie PieJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers1948Album
Limehouse Blues / I Don't Care If It Rains All NightJohnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1948Album
Sugar Blues / Why Should I Cry Over You?Johnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra And The Pied Pipers1947Album
Mickey And The Beanstalk, From Walt Disney's "Fun and Fancy Free" with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, GoofyMartha Tilton, Billy Gilbert, Johnny Mercer, Luana Patten, Bobby Driscoll1947Album
Tales Of Uncle RemusJohnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers, James Baskett1947Album
Tallahassee / CeciliaJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1947Album
Never Make Eyes (At The Gals With The Guys Who Are Bigger Than You) / That's The Way He Does ItJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1947Album
On Behalf Of The Visiting Firemen / Mister MeadowlarkBing Crosby And Johnny Mercer1947Album
I Do Do Do Like You / Movie TonightJohnny Mercer1947Album
A Little Too Fer / The Covered Wagon Rolled Right AlongJohnny Mercer With Merle Travis And His The Coon Hunters1947Album
Save The Bones For Henry Jones ('Cause Henry Don't Eat No Meat) / HarmonyJohnny Mercer And The Nat King Cole Trio1947Album
My Baby Likes To Be-Bop (And I Like To Be-Bop Too)Johnny Mercer And The Nat King Cole Trio1947Album
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah / Ev'rybody Has A Laughing PlaceJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1946Album
Mindin' My Business / St. Louis Blues / Memphis Blues / Should I / One For My Baby (And One For The Road) / Alexander's Ragtime Band / I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan / Embraceable YouJohnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1946Album
Ugly Chile / My Sugar Is So RefinedJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra And The Pied Pipers1946Album
Winter Wonderland / A Gal In CalicoJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1946Album
St. Louis Blues / Mindin' My BusinessJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers1946Album
Winter WonderlandJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1946Album
My Sugar Is So Refined / Ugly ChileJohnny Mercer1946Album
Take Me Back To Little Rock Arkansas / Huggin' And A Chalkin'Johnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1946Album
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home / Lil' Augie Is A Natural ManJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1946Album
Blues In The Night / On The Nodaway RoadJohnny Mercer1945Album
If I Knew Then / PersonalityJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1945Album
One Alone / On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa FéBing Crosby / Trudy Irwin / Johnny Mercer / Jo Stafford1945Album
Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive / There's A Fellow Waiting In Poughkeepsie / Walkin' In The Light / Get On Board Little ChillunJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers / June Hutton / Deep River Boys1945Album
Surprise Party / Camptown RacesJohnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1945Album
Hawaiian War Chant / Jones Polka / My Sugar Is So Refined / Ugly ChileSpike Jones And His City Slickers / Johnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1945Album
On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa FeJohnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, Paul Weston And His Orchestra1945Album
On The Atchinson, Topeka And Santa FeJohnny Mercer1945Album
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive / There's A Fellow Waiting In PoughkeepsieJohnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers1944Album
I'm Gonna See My Baby / CandyJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1944Album
Songs By Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer1944Album
San Fernando Valley / Someone's In The Kitchen With DinahJohnny Mercer And The Barries With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1944Album
Goodbye Sue / How Many Hearts Have You BrokenPerry Como / Johnny Mercer1944Album
Sam's Got Him / Duration BluesJohnny Mercer1944Album
Strip Polka / SomewhereJohnny Mercer / Dinah Shore1944Album
The Old Music Master / Waitin' For The Evenin' MailPaul Whiteman And His Orchestra / Johnny Mercer With Freddie Slack And His Orchestra1943Album
They Didn't Believe Me / RiffetteJohnny Mercer / Freddie Slack And His Orchestra1943Album
The Old Music Master / Waitin' For The Evenin' MailPaul Whiteman And His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer With Freddie Slack And His Orchestra1943Album
G. I. Jive / (I'm Going To Sit Right Down And) Write Myself A LetterJohnny Mercer With Paul Weston And His Orchestra1943Album
I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City / The Wreck Of The Old '97Johnny Mercer With Freddie Slack And His Orchestra1942Album
On Behalf Of The Visiting Firemen / The Lamplighter's SerenadeBing Crosby And Johnny Mercer1942Album
Strip PolkaJohnny Mercer1942Album
Mister Meadowlark / You Are The OneBing Crosby, Johnny Mercer1941Album
Friendship / Wearing of the GreenJudy Garland And Johnny Mercer1940Album
Mr. Gallagher And Mr. Shean / Small FryBing Crosby And Johnny Mercer With Victor Young's Small Fryers1938Album
"Sizzling" One Step Medley / Medley Of Isham Jones' Dance HitsFrankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra With Johnny Mercer & The Nitecaps With Johnny Blake & Helen Rowland1932Album
Could-'Ja / School DaysKing Cole Trio / Johnny Mercer & The Pied PipersAlbum
Swingtime / Serenade For StringsJohnny Mercer, Ziggy Elman, Mel Tormé And The The Mel-Tones, The AFRS Swing Band, Murray McEachern / The AFRS String Orchestra, Harry Von ZellAlbum
Baby, It's Cold Outside / Conversation While DancingMargaret Whiting And Johnny Mercer / Jo StaffordAlbum
Top Banana - Original Broadway CastPhil Silvers, Johnny MercerSingle
A Fine Romance / WhoMartha Tilton, Johnny MercerAlbum
St. Louis Blues / Mindin' My BusinessJohnny Mercer And The Pied PipersAlbum
Love That Boy / Louisville LouJohnny MercerAlbum
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