Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer

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Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer
Studio album by Buddy Rich
Released 1956
Recorded January 4–6, 1956
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 40:53
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Buddy Rich chronology
The Lionel Hampton Art Tatum Buddy Rich Trio
Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer
This One's for Basie
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer is a 1956 studio album by Buddy Rich, of the lyrics of Johnny Mercer, arranged by Buddy Bregman. [2] This was the first of three vocal albums that Rich recorded.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A

  1. "Goody Goody" (Matty Malneck)
  2. "Out of This World" (Harold Arlen)
  3. "Skylark" (Hoagy Carmichael)
  4. "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" (Arlen)
  5. "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" (Arlen)
  6. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Bloom)

LP side B

  1. "Day In, Day Out" (Rube Bloom)
  2. "Blues in the Night" (Arlen)
  3. "Trav'lin' Light" (Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young)
  4. "Too Marvelous for Words" (Richard A. Whiting)
  5. "This Time the Dream's on Me" (Arlen)
  6. "Dream" (Johnny Mercer)

All lyrics by Johnny Mercer, composers indicated.



  • Verve MGV 2009
  • Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer (Verve MGV 2009) at jazzdisco.org