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Johnny Mercer Collection

popular singer and song writer in the golden age of radio. In the 1940s, Johnny Mercer was the "it-man" for Hollywood's musical entertainment.

88 old time radio show recordings
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Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer was a popular singer and song writer in the golden age of radio.  IJonny Mercer behind Microphonen the 1940s, Mercer was the "it-man" for Hollywood's musical entertainment.  Frequent collaborator Hoagy Carmichael called Mercer a "young, bouncy butterball of a man from Georgia." 

Johnny MercerAs a child, Johnny Mercer earliest experiences with music include going to vaudeville shows with his mom, mimicking local singers, and singing in the church choir at age six.  Growing up in Savannah, Georgia Mercer was also greatly influenced by the African-American music tradition in the south.  He had an early love of music and entertainment and headed to New York in search of fame and fortune by the age of 19.  After a chance meeting with Johnny Mercer career as a lyrist took off.  His first hit was the Depression-era favorite, Lazybones (see Paul Robeson).

Johnny Mercer moved to Hollywood to write music for the movies and began working with the biggest names in the business Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Martha Tilton, Count Basie, Judy Garland, Marilyn Maxwell, and many more.  His career hit it's height in the 1940s as he wrote some of the top songs in Hollywood.  Mercer won four Academy Awards for best song. 

This collection contains no commercial releases, but is Johnny Mercer's live guest appearances on all various old time radio broadcasts (Vol. 1 & 2) as well as his broadcast show, Johnny Mercer's Music Shop (on Vol. 3). His guest appearances include such popular and rare programs as:

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See also: B.A. Rolfe and His Orchestra.

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    88 recordings on 3 MP3 CDs for just $15.00
    total playtime 41 hours, 57 min
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    Volume 1 - 38 shows - total playtime 21 hours 39 minutes
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    1. Benny Goodman 390103 Camel Caravan.mp3
    2. Benny Goodman 390110 Camel Caravan.mp3
    3. Benny Goodman 390207 Camel Caravan.mp3
    4. Benny Goodman 390214 Camel Caravan.mp3
    5. Benny Goodman 390307 Camel Caravan.mp3
    6. Benny Goodman 390314 Camel Caravan.mp3
    7. Benny Goodman 390404 Camel Caravan.mp3
    8. Benny Goodman 390411 Camel Caravan.mp3
    9. Benny Goodman 390502 Camel Caravan.mp3
    10. Benny Goodman 390509 Camel Caravan.mp3
    11. Bing Crosby 490112 Johnny Mercer.mp3
    12. Bing Crosby 490518 105 Philco Rt W J Mercer R Fleming.mp3
    13. Bob Hope 430615 Johnny Mercer.mp3
    14. Call For Music 480213 01 First Show.mp3
    15. Call For Music 480319 06 Blues.mp3
    16. Call For Music 480326 07 Annie Get Your Gun.mp3
    17. Call For Music 480402 08 Im Just Wild About Harry.mp3
    18. Call For Music 480409 09 Wait Till Sun Shines Nellie.mp3
    19. Call For Music 480420 10 I Cried For You.mp3
    20. Call For Music 480511 13 Heartbreaker.mp3
    21. Call For Music 480518 14 Toolie Oolie Doolie.mp3
    22. Call For Music 480601 15 Put Em In A Box.mp3
    23. Call For Music 480608 16 Bride And Groom Polka.mp3
    24. Call For Music 480615 17 Toolie Oolie Dooley.mp3
    25. Call For Music 480622 18 Highway To Love.mp3
    26. Call For Music 480629 20 Bride And Groom Polka.mp3
    27. Cpusa 440520 120 P Goddard J Durante L Armstrong.mp3
    28. Cpusa 440913 138 Bob Hope Johnny Mercer June.mp3
    29. Cpusa 441125 151 L Adler G Simms C Ramirez.mp3
    30. Cpusa 441202 152 Irene Dunn Johnny Mercer Je.mp3
    31. Cpusa 441224 000 Special Christmas Sh.mp3
    32. Cpusa 450405 169 Bing Crosby Lionel Barrymore.mp3
    33. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 1 o 2.mp3
    34. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 2 o 2.mp3
    35. Cpusa 451225 Special 1945 Christmas Show.mp3
    36. Cpusa 460110 206 J Mercer Pied Pipers A Sisters.mp3
    37. Cpusa 460207 210 Guest Larry Adler.mp3
    38. Cpusa 470504 272 Marilyn Maxwell.mp3
    Volume 2 - 31 shows - total playtime 15 hours 44 minutes
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    1. Dennis Day 550713 Possible Date Afrs#191.mp3
    2. Johnny Mercers Music Shop Jo Stafford.mp3
    3. Mercer Music Shop 01.mp3
    4. Mercer Music Shop 02.mp3
    5. Ford 470212 Guest Johnny Mercer.mp3
    6. Hall Of Fame 450225 063 Francis Langford.mp3
    7. Heres To Veterans 1482 Guest Johnny Mercer.mp3
    8. Jubilee 061 Cp Johnson Johnny Mercer.mp3
    9. Jubilee 088 International Sweethearts Of Rhythm.mp3
    10. Kingsmen 490816 10 Johnny Mercer.mp3
    11. Kmh 331207 Paul Whiteman Deems Taylor.mp3
    12. Kmh 340111 Paul Whiteman.mp3
    13. Kmh 340201 Paul Whiteman Raggin Scale.mp3
    14. Kmh 340628 Paul Whiteman Lee Wiley.mp3
    15. Kmh 450104 Guest Johnny Mercer.mp3
    16. Les Brown 005 1951 Johnny Mercer George Shearing.mp3
    17. Les Brown 006 1951 Johnny Mercer George Shearing.mp3
    18. Les Brown Show Youre Cream In My Coffee.mp3
    19. Mail Call 440105 072 Jack Benny.mp3
    20. Mail Call 440928 111 Ginny Simms.mp3
    21. Mail Call 441005 112 K Kyser G Gibbs King Sisters.mp3
    22. Open House Party 430410 Paul Whiteman Wiffenpoof Song.mp3
    23. Paul Whiteman 430620 03 Presents Dinah Sk.mp3
    24. Request Performance 481 Johnny Mercer.mp3
    25. Screen Guild 430913 161 Birth Of Blues.mp3
    26. Screen Guild Theater 450924 264 Kiss Boys Goodby.mp3
    27. Sound Off 315 Johnny Mercer Nodaway Road.mp3
    28. Yank Swing Session 71 Guest Johnny Mercer.mp3
    29. Yank Swing Session 86 W Dick Jurgens Tea For Two.mp3
    30. Your Hit Parade 460316 Afrs Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief.mp3
    31. Your Hit Parade 460420 Afrs Let It Snow.mp3
    Volume 3 - 19 shows - total playtime 4 hours 32 minutes
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    1. JM Music Shop 440711 01 Is You Is Or Is You Aint My Baby.mp3
    2. JM Music Shop 440712 02 Sugar.mp3
    3. JM Music Shop 440727 13 Dance With A Dolly.mp3
    4. JM Music Shop 440728 14 When Red Red Robin Comes.mp3
    5. JM Music Shop 440810 23 How Many Hearts Have You Broken.mp3
    6. JM Music Shop 440811 24 Minding My Business.mp3
    7. JM Music Shop 440816 27 Better Do It Now.mp3
    8. JM Music Shop 440817 28 Tumbling Tumbleweeds.mp3
    9. JM Music Shop 440824 33 Exactly Like You.mp3
    10. JM Music Shop 440825 34 I Cant Help It.mp3
    11. JM Music Shop 440901 39 Highway Polka.mp3
    12. JM Music Shop 440904 40 I Didnt Know About You.mp3
    13. JM Music Shop 440905 41 Tired Teddy Bear.mp3
    14. JM Music Shop 440907 43 Ja Da.mp3
    15. JM Music Shop 440908 44 Sunny Side Of Street.mp3
    16. JM Music Shop 440911 45 I Just Cant Help It.mp3
    17. JM Music Shop 440912 46 Happy As Day Is Long.mp3
    18. JM Music Shop 440913 47 Crazy Rhythm.mp3
    19. JM Music Shop 440914 48 When Its Roundup Time In Texas.mp3
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    88 recordings on 3 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $15.00
    total playtime 41 hours, 57 min
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    Volume 1 - 38 shows - total playtime 21 hours 39 minutes
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    1. Benny Goodman 390103 Camel Caravan.mp3
    2. Benny Goodman 390110 Camel Caravan.mp3
    3. Benny Goodman 390207 Camel Caravan.mp3
    4. Benny Goodman 390214 Camel Caravan.mp3
    5. Benny Goodman 390307 Camel Caravan.mp3
    6. Benny Goodman 390314 Camel Caravan.mp3
    7. Benny Goodman 390404 Camel Caravan.mp3
    8. Benny Goodman 390411 Camel Caravan.mp3
    9. Benny Goodman 390502 Camel Caravan.mp3
    10. Benny Goodman 390509 Camel Caravan.mp3
    11. Bing Crosby 490112 Johnny Mercer.mp3
    12. Bing Crosby 490518 105 Philco Rt W J Mercer R Fleming.mp3
    13. Bob Hope 430615 Johnny Mercer.mp3
    14. Call For Music 480213 01 First Show.mp3
    15. Call For Music 480319 06 Blues.mp3
    16. Call For Music 480326 07 Annie Get Your Gun.mp3
    17. Call For Music 480402 08 Im Just Wild About Harry.mp3
    18. Call For Music 480409 09 Wait Till Sun Shines Nellie.mp3
    19. Call For Music 480420 10 I Cried For You.mp3
    20. Call For Music 480511 13 Heartbreaker.mp3
    21. Call For Music 480518 14 Toolie Oolie Doolie.mp3
    22. Call For Music 480601 15 Put Em In A Box.mp3
    23. Call For Music 480608 16 Bride And Groom Polka.mp3
    24. Call For Music 480615 17 Toolie Oolie Dooley.mp3
    25. Call For Music 480622 18 Highway To Love.mp3
    26. Call For Music 480629 20 Bride And Groom Polka.mp3
    27. Cpusa 440520 120 P Goddard J Durante L Armstrong.mp3
    28. Cpusa 440913 138 Bob Hope Johnny Mercer June.mp3
    29. Cpusa 441125 151 L Adler G Simms C Ramirez.mp3
    30. Cpusa 441202 152 Irene Dunn Johnny Mercer Je.mp3
    31. Cpusa 441224 000 Special Christmas Sh.mp3
    32. Cpusa 450405 169 Bing Crosby Lionel Barrymore.mp3
    33. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 1 o 2.mp3
    34. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 2 o 2.mp3
    35. Cpusa 451225 Special 1945 Christmas Show.mp3
    36. Cpusa 460110 206 J Mercer Pied Pipers A Sisters.mp3
    37. Cpusa 460207 210 Guest Larry Adler.mp3
    38. Cpusa 470504 272 Marilyn Maxwell.mp3
    Volume 2 - 31 shows - total playtime 15 hours 44 minutes
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    1. Dennis Day 550713 Possible Date Afrs#191.mp3
    2. Johnny Mercers Music Shop Jo Stafford.mp3
    3. Mercer Music Shop 01.mp3
    4. Mercer Music Shop 02.mp3
    5. Ford 470212 Guest Johnny Mercer.mp3
    6. Hall Of Fame 450225 063 Francis Langford.mp3
    7. Heres To Veterans 1482 Guest Johnny Mercer.mp3
    8. Jubilee 061 Cp Johnson Johnny Mercer.mp3
    9. Jubilee 088 International Sweethearts Of Rhythm.mp3
    10. Kingsmen 490816 10 Johnny Mercer.mp3
    11. Kmh 331207 Paul Whiteman Deems Taylor.mp3
    12. Kmh 340111 Paul Whiteman.mp3
    13. Kmh 340201 Paul Whiteman Raggin Scale.mp3
    14. Kmh 340628 Paul Whiteman Lee Wiley.mp3
    15. Kmh 450104 Guest Johnny Mercer.mp3
    16. Les Brown 005 1951 Johnny Mercer George Shearing.mp3
    17. Les Brown 006 1951 Johnny Mercer George Shearing.mp3
    18. Les Brown Show Youre Cream In My Coffee.mp3
    19. Mail Call 440105 072 Jack Benny.mp3
    20. Mail Call 440928 111 Ginny Simms.mp3
    21. Mail Call 441005 112 K Kyser G Gibbs King Sisters.mp3
    22. Open House Party 430410 Paul Whiteman Wiffenpoof Song.mp3
    23. Paul Whiteman 430620 03 Presents Dinah Sk.mp3
    24. Request Performance 481 Johnny Mercer.mp3
    25. Screen Guild 430913 161 Birth Of Blues.mp3
    26. Screen Guild Theater 450924 264 Kiss Boys Goodby.mp3
    27. Sound Off 315 Johnny Mercer Nodaway Road.mp3
    28. Yank Swing Session 71 Guest Johnny Mercer.mp3
    29. Yank Swing Session 86 W Dick Jurgens Tea For Two.mp3
    30. Your Hit Parade 460316 Afrs Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief.mp3
    31. Your Hit Parade 460420 Afrs Let It Snow.mp3
    Volume 3 - 19 shows - total playtime 4 hours 32 minutes
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    1. JM Music Shop 440711 01 Is You Is Or Is You Aint My Baby.mp3
    2. JM Music Shop 440712 02 Sugar.mp3
    3. JM Music Shop 440727 13 Dance With A Dolly.mp3
    4. JM Music Shop 440728 14 When Red Red Robin Comes.mp3
    5. JM Music Shop 440810 23 How Many Hearts Have You Broken.mp3
    6. JM Music Shop 440811 24 Minding My Business.mp3
    7. JM Music Shop 440816 27 Better Do It Now.mp3
    8. JM Music Shop 440817 28 Tumbling Tumbleweeds.mp3
    9. JM Music Shop 440824 33 Exactly Like You.mp3
    10. JM Music Shop 440825 34 I Cant Help It.mp3
    11. JM Music Shop 440901 39 Highway Polka.mp3
    12. JM Music Shop 440904 40 I Didnt Know About You.mp3
    13. JM Music Shop 440905 41 Tired Teddy Bear.mp3
    14. JM Music Shop 440907 43 Ja Da.mp3
    15. JM Music Shop 440908 44 Sunny Side Of Street.mp3
    16. JM Music Shop 440911 45 I Just Cant Help It.mp3
    17. JM Music Shop 440912 46 Happy As Day Is Long.mp3
    18. JM Music Shop 440913 47 Crazy Rhythm.mp3
    19. JM Music Shop 440914 48 When Its Roundup Time In Texas.mp3
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    88 recordings on 40 Audio CDs
    total playtime 37 hours, 45 min

    Disc A001

    1. Johnny Mercers Music Shop Jo Stafford
    2. Mercer Music Shop 01
    3. Mercer Music Shop 02
    4. Heres To Veterans 1482 Guest Johnny Mercer

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    Disc A002

    1. Jubilee 061 Cp Johnson Johnny Mercer
    2. Jubilee 088 International Sweethearts Of Rhythm

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    Disc A003

    1. Les Brown 005 1951 Johnny Mercer George Shearing
    2. Les Brown 006 1951 Johnny Mercer George Shearing
    3. Les Brown Show Youre Cream In My Coffee

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    Disc A004

    1. Request Performance 481 Johnny Mercer
    2. Sound Off 315 Johnny Mercer Nodaway Road

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    Disc A005

    1. Yank Swing Session 71 Guest Johnny Mercer
    2. Yank Swing Session 86 W Dick Jurgens Tea For Two

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    Disc A006

    1. Kmh 331207 Paul Whiteman Deems Taylor

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    Disc A007

    1. Kmh 340111 Paul Whiteman

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    Disc A008

    1. Kmh 340201 Paul Whiteman Raggin Scale

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    Disc A009

    1. Kmh 340628 Paul Whiteman Lee Wiley
    2. Benny Goodman 390103 Camel Caravan

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    Disc A010

    1. Benny Goodman 390110 Camel Caravan
    2. Benny Goodman 390207 Camel Caravan

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    Disc A011

    1. Benny Goodman 390214 Camel Caravan
    2. Benny Goodman 390307 Camel Caravan

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    Disc A012

    1. Benny Goodman 390314 Camel Caravan
    2. Benny Goodman 390404 Camel Caravan

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    Disc A013

    1. Benny Goodman 390411 Camel Caravan
    2. Benny Goodman 390502 Camel Caravan

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    Disc A014

    1. Benny Goodman 390509 Camel Caravan

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    Disc A015

    1. Open House Party 430410 Paul Whiteman Wiffenpoof Song

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    Disc A016

    1. Bob Hope 430615 Johnny Mercer
    2. Paul Whiteman 430620 03 Presents Dinah Sk

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    Disc A017

    1. Screen Guild 430913 161 Birth Of Blues
    2. Mail Call 440105 072 Jack Benny

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    Disc A018

    1. Cpusa 440520 120 P Goddard J Durante L Armstrong
    2. JM Music Shop 440711 01 Is You Is Or Is You Aint My Baby
    3. JM Music Shop 440712 02 Sugar

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    Disc A019

    1. JM Music Shop 440727 13 Dance With A Dolly
    2. JM Music Shop 440728 14 When Red Red Robin Comes
    3. JM Music Shop 440810 23 How Many Hearts Have You Broken
    4. JM Music Shop 440811 24 Minding My Business
    5. JM Music Shop 440816 27 Better Do It Now

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    Disc A020

    1. JM Music Shop 440817 28 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
    2. JM Music Shop 440824 33 Exactly Like You
    3. JM Music Shop 440825 34 I Cant Help It
    4. JM Music Shop 440901 39 Highway Polka

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    Disc A021

    1. JM Music Shop 440904 40 I Didnt Know About You
    2. JM Music Shop 440905 41 Tired Teddy Bear
    3. JM Music Shop 440907 43 Ja Da
    4. JM Music Shop 440908 44 Sunny Side Of Street

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    Disc A022

    1. JM Music Shop 440911 45 I Just Cant Help It
    2. JM Music Shop 440912 46 Happy As Day Is Long
    3. Cpusa 440913 138 Bob Hope Johnny Mercer June

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    Disc A023

    1. JM Music Shop 440913 47 Crazy Rhythm
    2. JM Music Shop 440914 48 When Its Roundup Time In Texas
    3. Mail Call 440928 111 Ginny Simms

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    Disc A024

    1. Mail Call 441005 112 K Kyser G Gibbs King Sisters
    2. Cpusa 441125 151 L Adler G Simms C Ramirez

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    Disc A025

    1. Cpusa 441202 152 Irene Dunn Johnny Mercer Je
    2. Kmh 450104 Guest Johnny Mercer

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    Disc A026

    1. Hall Of Fame 450225 063 Francis Langford

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    Disc A027

    1. Cpusa 450405 169 Bing Crosby Lionel Barrymore
    2. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 1 o 2

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    Disc A028

    1. Cpusa 450814 000 Special Victory Celebration 2 o 2
    2. Screen Guild Theater 450924 264 Kiss Boys Goodby

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    Disc A029

    1. Cpusa 460110 206 J Mercer Pied Pipers A Sisters
    2. Cpusa 460207 210 Guest Larry Adler

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    Disc A030

    1. Your Hit Parade 460316 Afrs Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief
    2. Your Hit Parade 460420 Afrs Let It Snow

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    Disc A031

    1. Ford 470212 Guest Johnny Mercer
    2. Cpusa 470504 272 Marilyn Maxwell

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    Disc A032

    1. Call For Music 480213 01 First Show
    2. Call For Music 480319 06 Blues

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    Disc A033

    1. Call For Music 480326 07 Annie Get Your Gun
    2. Call For Music 480402 08 Im Just Wild About Harry

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    Disc A034

    1. Call For Music 480409 09 Wait Till Sun Shines Nellie
    2. Call For Music 480420 10 I Cried For You

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    Disc A035

    1. Call For Music 480511 13 Heartbreaker
    2. Call For Music 480518 14 Toolie Oolie Doolie

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    Disc A036

    1. Call For Music 480601 15 Put Em In A Box
    2. Call For Music 480608 16 Bride And Groom Polka

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    Disc A037

    1. Call For Music 480615 17 Toolie Oolie Dooley
    2. Call For Music 480622 18 Highway To Love

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    Disc A038

    1. Call For Music 480629 20 Bride And Groom Polka
    2. Bing Crosby 490112 Johnny Mercer

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    Disc A039

    1. Bing Crosby 490518 105 Philco Rt W J Mercer R Fleming
    2. Kingsmen 490816 10 Johnny Mercer

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    Disc A040

    1. Dennis Day 550713 Possible Date Afrs#191

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