AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE

Latest update on 22/09/2014

Artist: Bing Crosby & Sonny Tufts
Author: Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer
Label: Paramount
Year: 1944

In blackface in film Here Come The Waves, an out and out propaganda war movie. Lyrics inspired by the sermon of a black preacher from Savannah, GA, home of lyricist Johnny Mercer.

Covers:

1944:

Johnny Mercer [author; first recording, for Capitol; n°1 US]

1945:

Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters [n°2 US]

1945:

Artie Shaw

1945:

Duke Ellington

1946:

Ella Mae Morse

1946:

Louis Armstrong

1950s:

Harold Arlen [on lp Harold Sings Arlen]

1955:

Sammy Davis Jr.

1958:

Sam Cooke

1959:

Gene Vincent

1961:

Ella Fitzgerald [with the Billy May orchestra]

1961:

Four Freshmen

1989:

Dr. John

1997:

Clint Eastwood [in his film Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil]

2001:

Duveltjeskermis

2004:

Al Jarreau [title track cd]

2008:

John Boutté

2012:

Paul McCartney

2012:

Jools Holland [with Rumer]

Just like his partner Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer used to record his own compositions, a rarity in pre Beatles & Stones days. Other Arlen/Mercer compositions: Blues In The Night, Come Rain Or Come Shine, One For My Baby (And One More For The Road), This Time The Dream's On Me and That Old Black Magic. See also: Stormy Weather.

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