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Interview with Johnny Mercer, 1972-02-29

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Title
Interview with Johnny Mercer, 1972-02-29
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1972-02-29
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53168
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2176
Topics
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976
Lyricists -- United States
Composers -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger from information on the original container.
Content: Original interview conducted by Max Wilk, playwright, screenwriter and author of fiction and nonfiction books, for the book "They're playing our song" published in 1973.
Venue: Recorded in New York 1972 February 29.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53168.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 53 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Johnny Mercer, a prominent lyricist who collaborated with many famous composers, explains his adaptability by the good feeling for tunes that enables him to write successful lyrics. He speaks about his team work with composers Harold Arlen, Walter Donaldson, Richard Whiting, Harry Warren, Jerome Kern, Henry Mancini, and some others. He discusses popular songs and traits that make them trendy, his ability to get along with composers, aspects of popularity and fame, influence of a background, nostalgia for melody era, and more.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646006
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202471
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d9d039d0-b3f7-0133-b9a8-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1909: Creator Born
  • 1972: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Johnny Mercer, 1972-02-29" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1972. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dbcb6070-b3f7-0133-02b6-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Johnny Mercer, 1972-02-29" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 8, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dbcb6070-b3f7-0133-02b6-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1972). Interview with Johnny Mercer, 1972-02-29 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dbcb6070-b3f7-0133-02b6-3c07547a230f

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Johnny Mercer, 1972-02-29