Johnny Mercer ‎– Mosaic Select

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Mosaic Records (2) ‎– MS-028
Series:
Mosaic Select – 28
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Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
3 × CD
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Tracklist

1-1 They Didn't Believe Me 2:45
1-2 The Old Music Master 2:54
1-3 G.I. Jive 3:18
1-4 Dixieland Band 2:41
1-5 Jamboree Jones 3:10
1-6 San Fernando Valley 2:52
1-7 Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah 2:43
1-8 The Tailgate Ramble 2:53
1-9 Lazy Mood 3:22
1-10 Duration Blues 3:05
1-11 Sam's Got Him 2:38
1-12 It Ain't Necessarily So 2:45
1-13 Evelina 3:06
1-14 I'm Gonna See My Baby 2:29
1-15 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 2:45
1-16 Camptown Races 2:43
1-17 Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch 2:37
1-18 Surprise Party 3:08
1-19 If I Knew Then 2:24
1-20 Sweet Lorraine 2:56
1-21 By The River St. Marie 2:23
1-22 He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd 2:58
1-23 Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home 2:31
1-24 Li'l Augie Is A Natural Man 2:39
1-25 It's A Good Day 2:41
2-1 I May Be Wrong 1:53
2-2 By The River St. Marie 2:13
2-3 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You 2:40
2-4 Mindin' My Business 1:52
2-5 Sugar 2:44
2-6 The Object Of My Affection 2:38
2-7 Button Up Your Overcoat 2:32
2-8 Sunbonnet Sue 2:15
2-9 Indiana 1:31
2-10 I Never Knew 1:32
2-11 I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan 2:39
2-12 The Object Of My Affection 2:50
2-13 Ugly Chile 2:36
2-14 My Sugar Is So Refined 2:39
2-15 Baby I'm True To You 2:55
2-16 Sugar Blues 2:42
2-17 Minding My Business 2:26
2-18 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) 3:06
2-19 Sweet Georgia Brown 2:31
2-20 When The Bloom Is On The Sage 1:59
2-21 Sweet Lorraine 3:02
2-22 Crazy Rhythm 1:52
2-23 Margie 1:55
2-24 Louisville Lou 2:42
2-25 Lulu's Back In Town 2:28
2-26 I Can't Get The One I Want 1:41
2-27 Love Is Just Around The Corner 1:59
2-28 Someday Sweetheart 1:45
2-29 Huggin' And A Chalkin' 2:44
3-1 Tuscaloosa Bus 2:33
3-2 Possum Song 2:55
3-3 It Takes Time 3:10
3-4 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed 3:01
3-5 Tallahassee 2:40
3-6 Cecilia 2:40
3-7 Box Car Blues 2:36
3-8 Country Boy Blues 2:45
3-9 Don't Take Your Meanness 3:08
3-10 School Days 2:58
3-11 Why Should I Cry Over You 3:08
3-12 Save The Bones For Henry Jones 2:38
3-13 My Baby Likes To Be-Bop 2:25
3-14 You Can't Make Money Dreamin' 2:28
3-15 The Freedom Train 3:09
3-16 That's The Way He Does It 2:52
3-17 Never Make Eyes (At The Gal With The Guys Who Are Bigger Than You) 2:41
3-18 I Don't Care If It Rains All Night 2:25
3-19 Hooray For Love 2:56
3-20 I've Been Hit 3:00
3-21 The Peanut Vendor 3:08
3-22 The Hills Of California 2:30
3-23 Limehouse Blues 2:38
3-24 Down Among The Sheltering Palms 2:34
3-25 Would Ya? 2:38

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Producer's note:
The vision of this Mosaic Select was to present some of the more jazz flavored Capitol releases by Johnny Mercer. Due to space limitations we have selected only those sides from Capitol's first year of operation (1942) through 1947, at which point Mercer was out of the decision making process and a second recording ban by the musicians union was about to go into effect.
Although the sound quality of these sessions will differ from track to track, we have made every effort to obtain the best possible source. These came in the form of either the original lacquer disc or a commercially released 78.
There are seven sides which have Freddie Slack's Orchestra backing Mercer. These can be found on Mosaic Select: Freddie Slack (MS-018).

LIMITED EDITION: 5,000 SETS

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  • Barcode: 094639056224

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Rob7

Rob7

January 19, 2014
Description from Mosaic website:
"The wit, charm and swinging side of lyricist Johnny Mercer - the man who begat Capitol Records. In this Mosaic Select, we present 79 Capitol tracks from the label's birth in 1942 to 1947, which showcase the more jazz tinged efforts as well as some non-jazz items that are impeccably delivered by Mr. Mercer.

Singing close to a dozen of his own tunes like "One For My Baby" and "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive", Mercer delivers his own interpretations on classics by Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, The Gershwins, Harold Arlen and Willard Robison. Backing Mercer are bands led by Paul Whiteman with Jack Teagarden, Wingy Manone, Cootie Williams, Billy Butterfield, Bobby Sherwood, Benny Goodman and the King Cole Trio.
But for the most part he is accompanied by Paul Weston's studio orchestras that boasted the cream of L.A.'s jazz musicians including the remarkable tenor saxists Herbie Haymer and Eddie Miller, clarinetist Matty Matlock and an incomperable rhythm section of either pianists Stan Wrightsman or Milt Raskin, guitarist George Van Eps, bassist Jack Ryan and drummer Nick Fatool. Joining Mercer vocally on many of the performances are The Pied Pipers with either Jo Stafford or June Hutton.

There are also nine previously unissued sides plus two Capitol transcription sessions that were made for radio use only. The set includes liner notes from both Billy Vera and rare photos from the Michael Ochs collection."