By Johnny Mercer. Artist/Personality; Book; Personality Book; Piano/Vocal/Chords. P/V/G Composer Collection. Broadway, Jazz, Movies, Standards. Softcover. 200 pages. Alfred Music #36571. Published by Alfred Music (HL.322363).
ISBN 9780739074770. UPC: 884088688738. 9.0x12.0x0.484 inches.
Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) was not only one of America's greatest lyricists - he helped define the American South from the outside in. His words paint rich and vivid portraits of life in his native Georgia. Mercer wrote a wide variety of songs, from lush, dreamy ballads to plays on colloquial American expressions. He joined forces with some of the most talented composers of his day, including Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Henry Mancini, to fashion one of the most startlingly original catalogs in American popular music. This songbook commemorates the centennial of his birth with piano/vocal sheet music arrangements (including guitar chord frames) for 46 of his most famous and best-loved classics. Titles: Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive • And the Angels Sing • Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home • Autumn Leaves • Bless Yore Beautiful Hide • Blues in the Night • Charade • Come Rain or Come Shine • Day In - Day Out • Days of Wine and Roses • Dream • Drinking Again • Emily • Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) • G.I. Jive • The Glow-Worm • Goody-Goody • Hooray for Hollywood • I Thought About You • I Wanna Be Around • If I Had My Druthers • I'm an Old Cowhand (from the Rio Grande) • I'm Old Fashioned • In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening • Jeepers Creepers • Laura • Lazybones • Legalize My Name • Moon River • My Shining Hour • Namely You • On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe • One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) • Satan's Li'l Lamb • Satin Doll • Skylark • Something's Gotta Give • Strip Polka • Summer Wind • The Sweetheart Tree • That Old Black Magic • Too Marvelous for Words • Two of a Kind • When the World Was Young • You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby • You Were Never Lovelier.