Bobby Troup is mainly remembered as a songwriter and television personality, but as this session makes clear, he was also a winning jazz interpreter of other people's tunes. With this album, Troup was able to bring together two of his greatest musical influences as both a performer and as a songwriter: swing era Nat King Cole and Johnny Mercer. By the late 1940s Nat Cole may have ditched his highly influential jazz trio for orchestral settings, but Troup continued to use Cole's supple piano style as the musical foundation for his entire professional life.
Bobby Troup is better known as a composer ("Route 66") than performer, but the English CD reissue of Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer, a mid-'50s studio session made for Bethlehem, showcases his vocals. Accompanying himself on piano on some of the tracks and accompanied by bassist Red Mitchell, guitarist Howard Roberts, drummer Don Heath, and valve trombonist Bob Enevoldsen, Troup explores a dozens pieces with lyrics by the masterful Mercer. Troup doesn't have a great vocal range, but his smooth singing style is very appealing
The Distinctive Style Of Bobby Troup by Bobby Troup. View all albums . Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer. By: Bobby Troup (1955, Jazz).
Robert William "Bobby" Troup Jr. (October 18, 1918 - February 7, 1999) was an American actor, jazz pianist and songwriter.
Come Rain or Come Shine.
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Robert Wesley Troup Jr. (October 18, 1918 – February 7, 1999) was an American actor, jazz pianist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for writing the popular standard "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66", and for his role as Dr. Joe Early, opposite his real-life wife Julie London's character, in the 1970s US TV series, Emergency! Troup was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from The Hill School, a preparatory school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, in 1937.
List of tracks in the album Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer by Bobby Troup. Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer discography.
|A3||Come Rain Or Come Shine||2:25|
|A5||That Old Black Magic||4:28|
|A6||One For My Baby||4:12|
|B1||Cuckoo In The Clock||2:25|
|B2||Day In - Day Out||2:52|
|B6||I`m With You||2:07|
- Bass – Red Mitchell
- Drums – Don Heath
- Guitar – Howard Roberts
- Piano – Bobby Troup
- Trombone – Bob Enevoldsen
NotesOrig. released on Bethlehem BCP-19
|BCP19||Bobby Troup||Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer (LP, Mono)||Bethlehem Records||BCP19||US||1955|
|AMR 5929||Bobby Troup||Bobby Troup Sings (12xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Sinetone AMR||AMR 5929||2016|
|CDSOL 6081||Bobby Troup||Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)||Bethlehem Records||CDSOL 6081||Japan||2013|
|WESA 854||Bobby Troup||Bobby Troup Sings Johnny Mercer (CD, Album, RE)||Westside, Bethlehem Records||WESA 854||UK||2000|
|AFF 174||Bobby Troup||Bobby Troup Plays Johnny Mercer (LP, RE)||Affinity||AFF 174||UK||1987|