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Mabel Mercer

Mabel Mercer (3 February 1900 – 20 April 1984) was an English-born cabaret singer who performed in the United States, Britain, and Europe with the greats in jazz and cabaret. She was a featured performer at Chez Bricktop in Paris, owned by the hostess Bricktop, and performed in such clubs as Le Ruban Bleu, Tony's, the RSVP, the Carlyle, the St. Regis Hotel, and eventually her own room, the Byline Club. Among those who frequently attended Mercer's shows was Frank Sinatra, who made no secret of his emulating her phrasing and story-telling techniques.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 3, 1900 (Burton upon Trent), Died April 20, 1984 (Pittsfield)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1963

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 113674 6/18/1963 Once upon a time Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113675 6/18/1963 Mira Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113676 6/18/1963 This is all I ask Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113677 6/18/1963 The ballad of the sad young men Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113678 6/27/1963 More I cannot wish you Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113679 6/27/1963 Try to remember Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113680 6/27/1963 Hello my lover, goodbye Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113681 6/27/1963 I've got your number Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113682 7/2/1963 Year after year Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113683 7/2/1963 My resistance is low Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113684 7/2/1963 Run to love Mabel Mercer vocalist  
Decca 113685 7/2/1963 Trouble comes Mabel Mercer vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mercer, Mabel," accessed March 31, 2023,

Mercer, Mabel. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 31, 2023, from

"Mercer, Mabel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 March 2023.

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