Mercer and More (1/19/13)

John and Jessica begin the program by playing some of their favorite songs by Johnny Mercer. And that leads to other favorites, by other songwriters and other performers. Ellington, Lunceford, and others end up sharing the spotlight, and it all sounds good.

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Johnny Mercer/Paul Weston & His Orch. - Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Capitol Collectors Series)
John Pizzarelli - Dream (Our Love Is Here To Stay)
Susannah McCorkle - My New Celebrity Is You (The Songs of Johnny Mercer)
Johnny Mercer & Nat King Cole - Save the Bones for Henry Jones (Capitol Collector’s Series)
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer - Two of a Kind (Two of a Kind)
Bing Crosby & Johnny Mercer - On Behalf of the Visiting Firemen (Too Marvelous for Words)
John Pizzarelli - I Thought About You (Kisses in the Rain)
Michael Feinstein - Too Marvelous for Words (Forever)
Bobby Troup - Jamboree Jones (Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer)
Frank Sinatra - One for My Baby (In Concert: Sinatra at the Sands)
Jimmie Lunceford - Rhythm Is Our Business (Jukebox Hits 1935-1947)
Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra - Four or Five Times (Swingsation: Jimmie Lunceford)
Chet Baker - Tangerine (This Is Jazz, No. 2: Chet Baker)

John Pizzarelli - East St. Louis Toodle-Oo/Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Rockin' in Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute)
Steely Dan - East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (Pretzel Logic)
Oscar Peterson - C-Jam Blues (Night Train)
Barbra Streisand - Make Someone Happy (Love Is the Answer)
Barbra Streisand - Love Dance (Love Is the Answer)
Louis Prima - Pennies from Heaven (Capitol Collector’s Series)
Blossom Dearie - The Best Is Yet to Come (May I Come In?)
Tony Bennett - The Best Is Yet to Come (I Left My Heart in San Francisco)
Rosemary Clooney - The Best Is Yet to Come (Girl Singer)
Jessica Molaskey - What'll I Do (Pentimento)
Daryl Sherman - Tulip or Turnip (Jubilee)
Dave McKenna - Fidgety Feet (An Intimate Evening with Dave McKenna)
Alan Bergman - Where Do You Start? (Lyrically, Alan Bergman)
Count Basie & His Orch. - Lil' Darlin' (Basie)