Avery, Ray

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The recordings were created by songwriter Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) and his colleagues and fans during Mercer's career as a songwriter, performer and businessman. Mercer was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He moved to New York City and later to Hollywood to pursue a career as an actor and songwriter; during his years in Hollywood (1935-1976) Mercer became one of America's foremost songwriters. Mercer was also a popular vocalist and recording artist, and a co-founder of Capitol Records.

From the description of Ray Avery Collection of Johnny Mercer Recordings, 1932-ca. 1974. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 30995054

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referencedIn George D. Hocutt Collection of 78 rpm, 10-inch sound discs, 1920-1950 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
creatorOf Avery, Ray,. Ray Avery Collection of Johnny Mercer Recordings, 1932-ca. 1974. Georgia State University
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associatedWith Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976. person
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Active 1932

Active 1974


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