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  • Alfred Celebrates the Life of Johnny Mercer with Centennial Sheet Music Collection

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    Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular

    songwriters, releases the officially-licensed commemorative edition of The Johnny

    Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection, arranged for piano, voice, and guitar.


    The Johnny Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection contains 46 classic tunes

    spanning the illustrious career of one of America’s most beloved and successful

    songwriters in popular music history. The collection features 46 Mercer-penned

    favorites, including “Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Hooray

    for Hollywood,” “Moon River,” and many more.


    Also included are commentaries of every tune—adorned with production stills and rare

    photos—that capture candid moments of Mercer collaborating with legendary composers

    Harold Arlen, Richard Whiting, and Henry Mancini. A sure collector item, this

    must-have songbook is perfect for popular music enthusiasts and fans of everybody’s

    Huckleberry Friend.


    Lauded as “America’s folk poet of Tin Pan Alley,” Johnny Mercer’s songs veer from

    the typical subject matter of the time, projecting his personal voice that

    celebrates his upbringing in Savannah, Georgia—a lazy, romantic view of an idealized

    life in the old South. Mercer’s career lasted more than 40 years, during which he

    produced countless classics for radio, motion pictures, Broadway, and cabaret, and

    was the co-founder of Capitol Records in Hollywood, the first major record company

    outside of New York City.


    As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, this songbook

    is printed on recycled paper stock.


    The Johnny Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection (00-36571) is now available for

    $19.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.


    Titles: Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive * And the Angels Sing * Any Place I Hang My

    Hat Is Home * Autumn Leaves * Bless Yore Beautiful Hide * Blues in the Night *

    Charade * Come Rain or Come Shine * Day In—Day Out * Days of Wine and Roses * Dream

    * Drinking Again * Emily * Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) * G.I. Jive *

    The Glow-Worm * Goody-Goody * Hooray for Hollywood * I Thought About You * I Wanna

    Be Around * If I Had My Druthers * I'm an Old Cowhand (from the Rio Grande) * I'm

    Old Fashioned * In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening * Jeepers Creepers * Laura *

    Lazybones * Legalize My Name * Moon River * My Shining Hour * Namely You * On the

    Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe * One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) *

    Satan's Li'l Lamb * Satin Doll * Skylark * Something's Gotta Give * Strip Polka *

    Summer Wind * The Sweetheart Tree * That Old Black Magic * Too Marvelous for Words *

    Two of a Kind * When the World Was Young * You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby * You

    Were Never Lovelier.






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