Songbook-Blues in the Night
Any list of America's ten greatest songwriters would include the name of Johnny Mercer (1909-1976). Most authorities rank him as the greatest lyricist the nation has produced. His career constitutes by itself a graphic history spanning the four momentous decades from the Great Depression to the Space Age. Here are 25 tracks by such fine names as Ella Fitzgerald & Marty Paich, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra & Nelson Riddle, Nat King Cole, Billy Holiday & Tony Scott, Johnny Hartman, Mel Tormé and many more.
Total time: 79.03 mins