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Capitol Collectors Series


Download links and information about Capitol Collectors Series by Johnny Mercer. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Pop genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 59:25 minutes.

Artist: Johnny Mercer
Release date: 1989
Genre: Pop
Tracks: 20
Duration: 59:25
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No. Title Length
1. Strip Polka 2:56
2. I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City 3:11
3. G.I. Jive 3:21
4. Blues In the Night (featuring Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers) 3:15
5. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra) (featuring The Pied Pipers, Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:48
6. Candy (featuring Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers) 3:12
7. I'm Gonna See My Baby (featuring Jo Stafford) 2:32
8. On the Atchison, Topeka & the Sante Fe (featuring Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers) 3:06
9. Surprise Party (feat. Jo Stafford) (featuring Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers) 3:11
10. Personality (feat. Jo Stafford) (featuring Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers) 2:49
11. My Sugar Is So Refined (featuring The Pied Pipers) 2:43
12. One For My Baby (And One More For the Road) (feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra) (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:09
13. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (featuring The Pied Pipers) 2:52
14. A Gal In Calico (featuring The Pied Pipers) 2:39
15. Winter Wonderland (featuring The Pied Pipers) 2:56
16. Moon Faced, Starry Eyed (feat. Benny Goodman & His Orchestra) (featuring Benny Goodman, Benny Goodman And His Orchestra) 3:05
17. Sugar Blues (feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra) (featuring The Pied Pipers, Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:53
18. Save the Bones For Henry Jones ('Cause Henry Don't Eat Meat) (featuring Nat *) 3:04
19. Glow Worm 2:54
20. Baby, It's Cold Outside (1990 - Remaster) (featuring Margaret Whiting) 2:49



Today we know Johnny Mercer mainly as the genius songwriter from Savannah, GA, and perhaps tend to forget that he was also one of the most prolific hitmaking singers of the 1940s. This excellent compendium of his hit singles, plus a pair of his most famous songs ("Blues in the Night" and "One for My Baby") from 78 rpm albums, will definitely give you the idea. Though not the owner of an overpowering, world-beating voice — to his everlasting and needless regret — Mercer had his own Southern hipster charm, with slippery grace-notes and swinging turns of phrase that any jazzer would envy. An irony for today's audience is that many of Mercer's biggest hits here — "Candy," "Personality," "Baby, It's Cold Outside" — were not written by him, for he truly was a recording star in his own right and not merely a songwriter out to plug his own material. Paul Weston dresses up most of the charts in period big-band garb, decorated with tasty streaks of strings; the Pied Pipers chirp away most of the time, and Benny Goodman's Orchestra and the King Cole Trio chip in on a track apiece. These records are completely saturated in World War II, GI jivey, moon-June, sentimental atmosphere that place them precisely in their time — and as such, they generate gobs of nostalgia. Informative liner notes, a thorough discography of these 20 sides, and reproductions of some of the original 78s and sheet music round out this appealing package. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi