“Songs by Johnny Mercer”

Host:  Mary Lou Metzger with guest Guy Hovis

ORIGINAL AIR DATE:  January 31, 1976

Lawrence and the gang salute the genius by featuring some of the well-loved songs written by this prolific lyricist and composer – Johnny Mercer. “Many of Johnny’s songs had a lot of good philosophy,” says Lawrence, illustrating his point with “Accentuate the Positive” done by Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou. Guy & Ralna reprise the exciting “Tangerine” made famous by Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberle, Bobby and Cissy dance to “Charade,” and Larry Hooper and Jimmy Roberts do a spoof of “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.”

"Moon River" - Ken, Mary Lou, Anacani, Tom, Gail, Jimmy, Bobby & Cissy (also dancing)

"Goody Goody" - orchestra featuring Henry Cuesta on clarinet and Bob Havens on trombone

"Dearly Beloved" - Norma Zimmer

"Tangerine" - Guy Hovis and Ralna English

"Autumn Leaves" - Anacani with Bob Ralston at the piano

"Accentuate the Positive" - Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger

"Fools Rush In" - Tom Netherton with Ralna, Guy, Norma, Dick, Gail, Ken, Mary Lou

"Charade" - danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King

"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" - Larry Hooper and Jimmy Roberts

"Pardon My Southern Accent" - Ava Barber

"The Sweetheart Tree" - Joe Feeney with Bob Ralston at the organ

"Something’s Gotta Give" - danced by Arthur Duncan

"I’m an Old Cowhand" - Ken Delo

"Jeepers Creepers" - The Semonski Sisters

"Laura" - orchestra

"Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C# minor" -  Guest star Sylvia Lin at the piano

"Dream" - Tanya Falan with Charlie, Dick, Gail, Curt and Russ Klein on the saxophone

"And the Angels Sing" -- Jimmy, Mary Lou, Bobby, Cissy, Tom, Anacani, Ken, Ralna, Guy and the brass section