Just You, the Secret Service and Me - Celebrating Johnny Mercer

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Besides a celebration of songs by Johnny Mercer, the broadcast includes new releases from pianist Andrea Petrity, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, vocalists Margaret Whiting, Karrin Allyson, Sonia Johnson, and the latest project from drummer Terri Lyne Carrington+Social Science plus more birthday shout outs to bassist Jen Hodge, vocalists Janet Lawson, Holli Ross, LaVern Baker, Ernestine Anderson, cellist Nioka Workman, pianists Ellen Rowe, George Cables, Diana Krall and Cynthia Hilts, among others.


  • Lauren Sevian "Blueishness" from Bliss (Posi-Tone) 00:00
  • Carrie Wicks "A Love for Just Part" from Reverie (OA2) 05:34
  • Claire Martin, Jim Mullen "Road Song" from Bumpin'—Celebrating Wes Montgomery (Stunt Records) 09:04
  • Joanna Wallfisch "Road Trip" from Far Away from Any Place Called Home (Self released) 13:32
  • Host speaks 16:51
  • Leslie Pintchik "Your call will be answered by our next available representative, in the order in which it was received. Please stay on the line: your call is important to us" from Same Day Delivery (Pintch Hard Records) 19:38
  • Janet Lawson "Nothing Like You" from The Janet Lawson Quintet (BBE Music) 25:38
  • Host speaks 32:09
  • Andrea Petrity "Conversations In My Head" from What If I (Self released) 34:06
  • Amy London, Darmon Meader, Dylan Pramuk, Holli Ross "Just Step Right Up" from The Royal Bopsters Project (Motema) 38:07
  • Giacomo Gates "Be-Bop Lives (Boplicity)" from Miles Tones (Savant) 44:20
  • Diane Hubka "New Cliches" from Haven't We Met? (A-Records) 48:16
  • Host speaks 53:14
  • Bria Skonberg "Villian Vanguard" from Nothing Never Happens (Self released) 55:16
  • Marian McPartland "Twilight World" from Twilight World (Concord Jazz) 1:00:04
  • Mark Christian Miller "Twilight World" from Crazy Moon (Sliding Door Productions) 1:05:44
  • Nancy Marano, Eddie Monteiro "I'm Shadowing You" from The Real Thing (Perfect Records) 1:11:27
  • Aretha Franklin "Drinking Again" from Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington (Sony Music Distribution) 1:15:03
  • Host speaks 1:18:31
  • T.K. Blue "Insomnia" from The Rhythms Continue (JAJA Records) 1:20:56
  • Rickie Lee Jones "Easy Money" from Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Brothers) 1:23:49
  • Lili Añel "Take It from Me" from Better Days (Winding Way Records) 1:27:01
  • Bonnie Raitt "Mighty Tight Woman" from Bonnie Raitt (Warner Brothers) 1:29:51
  • Host speaks 1:34:09
  • Lolly Allen "Coming Home" from Coming Home (OA2 Records) 1:36:42
  • Sheila Jordan "Waltz for Debby" from Better Than Anything (HighNote) 1:42:42
  • Sheila Jordan "Don't Explain" from Sheila (Steeplechase) 1:47:07
  • Host speaks 1:52:05
  • Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba "There Is Here, Then Is Now" from Hallowed (Advance Dance Disque) 1:53:23
  • Ellen Rowe "Rfp (Relentless Forward Progress) " from Momentum—Portraits of Women In Motion (Smokin' Sleddog Records) 2:00:15
  • Ernestine Anderson "I Love Being Here with You" from Nightlife (HighNote) 2:07:58
  • Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra "Four On Six_Broken English" from I Shouldn't Be Telling You This (Decca (UMO)) 2:13:54
  • Host speaks 2:18:02
  • Firey String Sistas! "Miss Lady" from That's What She Said (Self released) 2:20:41
  • Sonia Johnson "Storm" from Chrysalis (Self produced) 2:27:47
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque "La Linea (The Line-Up)" from On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme (Linus) 2:32:15
  • Host speaks 2:36:04
  • George Cables "Young at Heart" from I'm All Smiles (HighNote) 2:38:02
  • Andrea Superstein "De Temps En Temps" from Worlds Apart (Self released) 2:44:21
  • Julia Hulsmann Quartet (featuring Theo Bleckmann) "Beat ! Beat ! Drums" from A Clear Midnight/Kurt Weill and America (ECM) 2:48:37
  • Host speaks 2:52:50
  • Julia Hulsmann Quartet "Streiflicht" from Not Far From Here (ECM) 2:55:44
  • The Diva Jazz Orchestra "Slipped Disc" from Diva & the Boys (MCG Jazz) 3:00:09
  • Champian Fulton & Cory Weeds "I Thought About You" from Dream a Little... (Cellar Live) 3:05:42
  • LaVern Baker "Young Woman's Blues" from LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (Atlantic) 3:14:39
  • Host speaks 3:17:30
  • Jen Hodge "Chocolate Magic Musrooms" from All's Fair in Love and Jazz (Self released) 3:19:34
  • Margaret Whiting "I Dream of You" from Let's Fall in Love: The Lost Recordings Vol. 2 (My Ideal Music Inc.) 3:24:51
  • Diana Krall "Amelia" from Joni 75_A Birthday Celebration (Verve) 3:27:59
  • Host speaks 3:35:02
  • Linda May Han Oh "Cancrizan" from Aventurine (Biophilia) 3:38:22
  • Karrin Allyson "The Great Convention" from Shoulder to Shoulder (eOne) 3:40:43
  • Terri Lyne Carrington+Social Science "Love (feat. Debo Ray)" from The Waiting Game (Motema) 3:45:21
  • Host speaks 3:51:24
  • Cynthia Hilts "Teacher" from Lyric Fury (Blond Coyote Records) 3:53:10

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