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Johnny Mercer’s Southern sound

Historians have tried to define the South, but few will leave you humming the Great American Songbook quite like Glenn T. Eskew does in Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World.

Savannah, GA

In 1962, after Johnny Mercer snagged a Best Original Song Oscar for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s leitmotif, city elders changed the name of the Back River to Moon River in his honor. ...

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