Teachers can download a PDF teacher guide with tips on using the Johnny Mercer Featured Historical Figure pages in the classroom.
Sources and Suggested Readings
Bob Bach and Ginger Mercer, Our Huckleberry Friend (Lyle Stuart, 1982).
Stephen Citron, Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft (W. Morrow, 1985).
Glenn T. Eskew, Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World (Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2013).
Philip Furia, Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003).
John Bush Jones, Our Musicals, Ourselves: A Social History of the American Musical Theater (Brandeis, 2003).
Gene Lees, Portrait of Johnny: The Life of John Herndon Mercer (Pantheon, 2004).
Jimmy Webb, TuneSmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting (Hyperion, 1998).
Academy Award-Nominated Songs
1938 Jeepers Creepers
1940 I’d Know You Anywhere AND Love of My Life
1941 Blues in the Night
1942 Dearly Beloved
1943 My Shining Hour AND That Old Black Magic
1945 Accentuate the Positive
1946 On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
1951 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
1955 Something’s Gotta Give
1960 The Facts of Life
1961 Moon River
1962 Days of Wine and Roses
1965 The Sweetheart Tree
1970 Whistling Away the Dark
1971 Life is What You Make It
Academy Award® Winners in bold