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My Place: The Music Of Johnny Mercer, Part One

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Joel Najman
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VPR
Johnny Mercer wrote some 1,400 songs, many of which have endured as cherished standards

Johnny Mercer was one of the foremost lyricists of the 20th century, with a songwriting career that extended from 1930 into the early 1970's. Mercer wrote some 1,400 songs, many of which have endured as cherished standards. This week's My Place program is Part 1 of a multi-part series spotlighting the music of Johnny Mercer.

Listen Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. on VPR.