Just Because — It’s Johnny Mercer’s 100th birthday

I couldn’t find the absolutely exquisite Dorothy Lamour/Jimmy Dorsey version from the film The Fleet’s In (starring a ridiculously young Bill Holden), but I enjoyed this Slim Whitman kind-of-funky version of one of the most beautiful love songs ever written:

Incidentally, Mark Steyn is paying tribute to Johnny Mercer this month.  You can read about Johnny Mercer’s delightful Goody, Goody here.  The whole first part of the Steyn podcast on Mercer is here (part two to follow later in the month).  It’s a must-hear for Mercer fans, or for any fans of the American Popular Songbook.

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