The Songs I Love ~ original album 1963

I Wanna Be Around

Words and Music by Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt, 1963
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Final Recording Time 3:00
Recorded March 19, 1963    Matrix No. PHA1-3745 Take 5 ( 1st Version )
Recorded March 25, 1963    Matrix No. PHA1-3749 Take 6 ( 2nd Version )
Notes: ~ Mrs. Vimmerstedt, a housewife from Youngstown, Ohio, 
sent Johnny Mercer the title and idea for this song. 
Mercer wrote it and shared the royalties which emanated from 
the popular recording by Tony Bennett.

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