Johnny Mercer’s lyrics set the highest standards in the American songbook. Collaborating with Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, and Jerome Kern, among many others, he set unforgettable words to some of the most memorable melodies in popular music, including “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” “Fools Rush In,” “I Remember You,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Laura,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Midnight Sun,” “Satin Doll,” and “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road).” They’re all here in this oversize compendium.
About the Writer
James Mustich is the author of the new book 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List. A veteran bookseller, he was a founder, and for twenty years publisher, of the book catalogue A Common Reader, and later the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Barnes & Noble Review.