On November 18, 1909, Johnny Mercer was born in Savannah, Georgia. To say his songwriting career was prolific is a massive understatement. He wrote hit songs from the 1930s through the 1960s, including "I'm An Old Cowhand" (1936), "G.I. Jive" (1944), "Satin Doll" (1958) and "Charade" (1963). Remember "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's? Happy Birthday Johnny!
P.S. - The Swing Shift Shuffle will feature an all Johnny Mercer playlist tonight, so tune in at 6:00 p.m. Central on either 89.9 FM or wevl.org.