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Moon River
~ from the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer 
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Hugo & Luigi
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
 
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 3:20
 
Recorded June 21st, 1962   ~  Matrix No. N5PW-3017 Take 4
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A superbly performed, beautiful collection ~ By Request

Notes: ~ These lyrics by Johnny Mercer were his favourite of all the wonderful ones he wrote. The music changed Henry Mancini's career, bringing him his first Academy Award ( in 1961 ) and broadening his reputation beyond the jazzy 'Peter Gunn' and 'Mr. Lucky' kind of scoring he'd been doing. The song was almost cut from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. But clear heads prevailed and it actually helped the film become big box office. And for Perry Como? 'Moon River' gave Perry another dreamy ballad to sing in his inimitable dreamy style.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded June 21st, 1962
Notes: ~ introduced by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and winner of Academy Award
and Grammy Award ( NARAS ) for Song of the Year. Recordings by Mancini, Jerry Butler and Andy Williams.

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