Monday, August 02, 2010

Salute to Johnny Mercer

It's one of those episodes that some of you guys maybe able to see, and some of you would not thanks to those irritating pledge drives that have been happening lately.

So here's some of the highlights from the show!

Whenever there's a full moon, people in 1970s clothes start singing....

There's also a surprise pop quiz first thing tomorrow....

....oh and the Semonski Sisters make their presence felt.

SONGS BY JOHNNY MERCER - January 31, 1976

1. MOON RIVER - Ken, Mary Lou, Anacani, Tom, Gail, Jimmy, Bobby & Cissy (also dancing)
2. GOODY GOODY - the orchestra featuring Bob Havens on trombone and Henry Cuesta on clarinet
3. DEARLY BELOVED - Norma Zimmer
4. TANGERINE - Guy Hovis & Ralna English
5. AUTUMN LEAVES - Anacani with Bob Ralston at the piano

6. ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE - Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger with Ken Delo
7. FOOLS RUSH IN - Tom Netherton with Ralna, Guy, Norma, Dick, Gail, Ken and Mary Lou
8. CHARADE - danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King
9. YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY - Larry Hooper and Jimmy Roberts

11. THE SWEETHEART TREE - Joe Feeney with Bob Ralston at the Thomas Organ
12. SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE - danced by Arthur Duncan
13. I'M AN OLD COWHAND - Ken Delo

14. JEEPERS CREEPERS - Dianne, Donna, Jo Anne, Audrey, Valerie and Michelle Semonski
15. LAURA - the orchestra
16. RACHMANINOFF'S PRELUDE IN C MINOR - guest star Sylvia Lin at the piano
17. DREAM - Tanya Falan with Charlie Parlato, Gail Farrell, Dick Dale, Curt Ramsey with Russ Klein at saxophone
18. AND THE ANGELS SING - Jimmy, Mary Lou, Bobby, Cissy, Tom, Anacani, Ken, Ralna, Guy and the orchestra's brass section

If you missed the show, you missed some great Johnny Mercer musical numbers plus a terrific guest appearance by Sylvia Lin who plays one mean piano.

So until next time, keep a song in your heart and accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and do not even mess with Mister-In-Between!


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