[Dixielandjazz] Terry Teachout's column about Johnny Mercer--Arts Journal--RESPONSES FROM GLENN ZOTTOLA, BILL HAESLER AND GIACOMO GATES

Norman Vickers NVickers1 at cox.net
Tue Dec 23 17:44:13 PST 2014

To: DJML and Musicians & Jazzfans list

From: Norman Vickers, Jazz Society of Pensacola


Thanks for the responses from trumpeter/saxophonist Glenn Zottola;
Australian discographer, washboardist and "arbiter of esoteric jazz
questions" Bill Haesler; and jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates.


I forgot to mention that Teachout's column was a re-run from 2004-still
timely.  One other book,.  Johnny Mercer:: The Life, Times and Song Lyrics
of Our Huckleberry Friend Paperback - February 3, 2009by
+Mercer&search-alias=books&text=Ginger+Mercer&sort=relevancerank> Ginger
Mercer (Author)  IS A REVISED BOOK ORIGINALLY BY Bob Bach and Ginger Mercer
1982.  I had the original one, out of print, given to me by Jean Bach .

Thanks all.




From: Glenn Zottola [mailto:glennzottola at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 5:24 PM
To: Norman Vickers
Subject: Re: Terry Teachout's column about Johnny Mercer--Arts Journal


Hi Norman !  I have a whole tenor album titled "Too Marvelous For Words" on
Classic Jazz.  All star band Milt Hinton , Nat Pierce , Jimmy Raney ,
Mundell Lowe , Osie Johnson , Kenny Clarke  etc.  It is on iTunes see link
below.  Have a great holiday.  Glenn



iTunes :





Bill Haesler [bhaesler at bigpond.net.au]


Do the lyrics of popular songs qualify as poetry?

Dear Norman,

They certainly do.

In fact, it was Philip Furia's 1990 book 'Poets of Tin Pan Alley' (Oxford
University Press) that alerted me to this fact.

A wonderful book that all singers should read.

Very kind regards and a Happy Christmas,




Giacomo Gates [giacomogates at hotmail.com]

Great read, Norm....thanks.
Me, a big fan of Mercer and did read a couple of bios about him.



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