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Bob Crosby - 95% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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George Robert Crosby, 25 August 1913, Spokane, Washington, USA, d. 9 March 1993, La Jolla, California, USA. For most of his early career, Crosby was inevitably overshadowed by his older brother, Bing Crosby. Nevertheless, he achieved modest success thanks to a pleasant voice and a matching personality. In the immediate pre-swing era years he sang with Anson Weeks and then jo Read more

The Ink Spots - 76% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original line-up of this enduring US black vocal group comprised Jerry Franklin Daniels (14 December 1915, USA, d. 7 November 1995, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; lead tenor/guitar), Orville ‘Hoppy’ Jones (b. 17 February 1902, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 18 October 1944, New York City, New York, USA; bass), Charlie Fuqua (b. 20 October 1910, USA, d. 21 December 197 Read more

Tex Beneke - 75% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gordon Beneke, 12 February 1914, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Costa Mesa, California, USA. Starting out on soprano saxophone, Beneke switched to tenor, working with various bands in the south-west. In 1938, he joined Glenn Miller where, in addition to featured tenor, he was also a regular vocalist. Beneke sang with engaging charm, if limited ability, on such class Read more

Vaughn Monroe - 63% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1911, Akron, Ohio, USA, d. 21 May 1973, Stuart, Florida, USA. Monroe was a Wisconsin State Trumpet Champion in 1926 with an ambition to become an opera singer. This eventually led him to join Austin Wylie And His Golden Pheasant Orchestra and Larry Funk And His Band Of A Thousand Melodies. He studied voice at the New England Conservatory Of Music, and in 1939 sang Read more

Cole Porter - 49% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 June 1891, Peru, Indiana, USA, d. 15 October 1964, Santa Monica, California, USA. One of the outstanding composers and lyricists of the twentieth century, Porter was born into a rich family, and studied music from an early age. In his teens he excelled in many academic subjects, and wrote songs and played the piano for his own amusement - activities he later pursued at Yal Read more

Duke Ellington - 49% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Classical Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Kennedy Ellington, 29 April 1899, Washington, DC, USA, d. 24 May 1974, New York City, New York, USA. Ellington began playing piano as a child but, despite some local success, took up a career as a sign-painter. In his teens he continued to play piano, studied harmony, composed his first tunes and was generally active in music in Washington. Among his childhood friends Read more

Horace Silver - 49% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, 2 September 1928, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. Silver studied piano and tenor saxophone at school, settling on the former instrument for his professional career. Early influences included Portuguese folk music (from his father), blues and bop. He formed a trio for local gigs which included backing visiting musicians. One such visitor, Stan Get Read more

Sonny Rollins - 49% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Walter Rollins, 7 September 1929, New York City, New York, USA. Although an older brother played violin and, at the age of nine, he took piano lessons, Rollins was destined for the saxophone. In 1944 he played alto saxophone in high school and when he left in 1947 he began gigging round New York on tenor. His first inspiration was Coleman Hawkins, but he was well aw Read more

Margaret Whiting - 48% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1924, Detroit, Michigan, USA. A popular vocalist in the 40s and 50s, recording dozens of hits for Capitol Records, Whiting was the daughter of Richard Whiting, himself a successful songwriter, and author of, among others, ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’, ‘The Japanese Sandman’ and ‘Ain’t We Got Fun?’. Her aunt, Margaret Young, was a Bru Read more

Mel Tormé - 48% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Howard Torme, 13 September 1925, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 5 June 1999, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A child prodigy, Tormé first sang on radio as a toddler and while still in his teens he was performing as a singer, pianist, drummer and dancer. He was also composing songs at an early age and wrote arrangements for the band led by Chico Marx, and composed & Read more

Bing Crosby - 47% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Big Band & Swing Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Lillis Crosby, 3 May 1903, Tacoma, Washington, USA, d. 14 October 1977, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain. One of the most popular vocalists of all time, Crosby picked up his nickname through a childhood love of a strip-cartoon character in a local newspaper. After first singing with a jazz band at high school, he sang at university with a friend, Al Rinker. The duo decided t Read more

Kay Starr - 46% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Katherine LaVerne Starks, 21 July 1922, Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA. While she was still a child, Starr’s family moved to Dallas, Texas, where she made her professional debut on local radio before she had left school. In 1939 she was hired briefly by Glenn Miller when his regular singer, Marion Hutton, was sick. Starr made records with Miller, but was soon on the move. She Read more

Kay Kyser - 45% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James King Kern Kyser, 18 June 1906, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 23 July 1985, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. A popular band leader in the USA during the 30s and 40s, Kyser was born into an academically excellent family, and he too became a ‘professor’, though hardly in the conventional sense. While at high school he developed a flair for showmanship, a Read more

The Andrews Sisters - 45% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Female vocal group comprising sisters LaVerne (6 July 1911, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 8 May 1967, Brentwood, California, USA), Maxene (b. 3 January 1916, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 21 October 1995, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and Patty Andrews (b. 16 February 1918, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), lead singer and soloist. In the early Read more

Al Martino - 44% match to Johnny Mercer

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Cini, 7 October 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The son of Italian immigrants, a fact that was evident in his style and manner, Martino worked as bricklayer in his father’s construction business before being encouraged to become a singer by his friend Mario Lanza. After singing in local clubs, and winning Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, he recorded &# Read more


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