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Johnny Mercer | Johnny Mercer

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The songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" -- and, for me, that's San Francisco. I've been lucky enough to revel in this carnival metropolis since newspapers captivated readers with bristling exploits of the Zodiac Killer and Herb Caen wrote his daily columns for the San...
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How Little We Know (Carmichael-Mercer)   A beautiful, fascinating, song is "How Little We Know," music by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981), lyrics by Johnny Mercer 1909-1976). It was introduced in the 1944 film To Have and Have Not by Lauren Bacall with Hoagy (toothpick in his mouth)...
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  It's always nice when a writer can acknowledge some minor connection to the subjects of a blog such as this. In regard to Ellington, I can only say it was a great pleasure to write the article on him featured in Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Facts On File). However, where Mercer is...
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  The existence of music itself is reason enough for some of us to approach each day with an attitude of gratitude but--some of its more accomplished craftsmen and craftswomen provide us with real opportunities to stop, look, listen, and celebrate, especially with Jazz Appreciation Month only a few...