The playlist of the week for May 26, 2019, is Tony Sings Johnny Mercer.
Some of Tony’s finest recordings have been of songs with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Here are a few of my favorites:
Tony Bennett has always admired lyrics written by Johnny Mercer.
To learn more about one of these songs, click on its link.
Day In, Day Out, composed by Rube Bloom
Skylark, composed by Hoagy Carmichael
I Thought About You, composed by Jimmy Van Heusen
Laura, composed by David Raksin
I Remember You, composed by Victor Schertzinger
One For My Baby (and One More For the Road), composed by Harold Arlen
That Old Black Magic, composed by Harold Arlen
I Wanna Be Around, addtional lyrics by Sadie Vimmerstedt, composed by Johnny Mercer
Trav’lin’ Light, composed by Trummy Young and Jimmy Mundy