[Dixielandjazz] Re: Johnny Mercer (was Emily)

Bill Haesler bhaesler@nsw.bigpond.net.au
Sun, 18 Aug 2002 11:11:53 +1000

Dear Charlie,
I agree with your view of Johnny Mercer's lyrics.
However, regarding: > spot a Mercer lyric, any of them for all those years, that
presents the slightest difficulty.  He's close to perfect, this guy is!<
Locate and listen to Wingy Manone's "Tailgate Ramble" (Mercer-Manone) Capitol 7
March 1944 with Mercer, v; Wingy, t/v; Flores, O'Brien, Lincoln, tb; Matlock,
cl; Wrightsman, p; Lamare, g; Stephens, sb; Zutty. d.
Mr Mercer introduces the word "boy" into the lyrics and stuffs up his delivery -
on BOTH takes!
Which only proves that not everyone is "close to perfect".   
Just kidding.   8>)  
Kind regards,