Ray Avery Collection of Johnny Mercer Recordings, 1932-ca. 1974.


Ray Avery Collection of Johnny Mercer Recordings, 1932-ca. 1974.

Commercial and non-commercial phonodisc and audio tape recordings of tunes, songs, music, radio shows, and dictated letters by songwriter Johnny Mercer and his friends, colleagues, collaborators, and fans. Most of the recordings contain songs and tunes by Johnny Mercer and his collaborators (in both draft and finished form); some recordings contain interviews, dictated letters, and other non-musical material.

ca. 483 items.

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Mercer, Johnny

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Johnny Mercer (1910-1976) was born John H. Mercer in Savannah, Georgia, the son of George Anderson Mercer. He was educated in Savannah public schools and at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. He worked with his father in the real estate loan business before heading to New York in 1929 with the Savannah Town Theater group for a National Little Theater contest. He remained in New York to try for a stage career. He became a well-known lyricist and moved to California, where he produced many hit s...

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. ...