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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 08:53 pm
I just watched Breakfast at Tiffany's and was reminded of an old song I like: Moon River.

Audrey Hepburn was singing Moon River in the film and it got me wondering who made that song popular.

Anywho, I'm interested in knowing some of the versions of the song for me to check out, so if you know a good rendition of Moon River please post about it.
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barefootTia
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 09:02 pm
Such a pretty song--Originally, I believe Andy Williams made that song popular.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 09:08 pm
Andy Williams, but Henry Mancini and Jerry Butler had popular records of it also.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 10:11 pm
I dunno. I dunno, but whenever I hear it, or of it, I think of Blue Moon, possibly the only song recorded by both Elvis and Der Bingo. Their voices are identical, I swear.

Kind of early to start with the digressions, but. . . .
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 10:21 pm
Elvis and Bing Crosby both recorded Blue Hawaii.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 10:29 pm
Something new every day. Did they give it the same treatment?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 10:34 pm
Moon River became Andy Williams' signature song . . .
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 10:39 pm
Stuff that happened in 1961---

Patsy Cline releases "I Fall to Pieces" and "Crazy." The success of the songs help her cross over from country to pop.


West Side Story is adapted for the big screen, and will go on to win Oscars for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (George Chakiris), Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno), and Directing (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins).


Audrey Hepburn delights as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, but Henry Mancini emerges as the real star. He won two Oscars and four Grammy Awards for the score, which included the hit "Moon River."

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I guess it was huge before Andy. But, he did link himself to it.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 10:45 pm
Thanks, CdK, now i can't get the damned song out of my head . . .
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 11:00 pm
That song was a big hit in this country for DANNY Williams, whose version I prefer to that of Andy Williams. I think too, that Andy Williams' version was recorded (or at least released here) later.

Check out the Danny Williams song, it's lovely- and a very important song to me in my palmy days.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 11:00 pm
An MP3 file of Henry Mancini's performance of Moon River is always on my HD.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 11:14 pm
Moon River was also sung by whatshername. The woman with the skier guy, but first, gf of Andy Williams, I think. Pah, all so long ago, and I didn't pay that much attention to start with.

But before her, was, I think, Perry Como, on nationwide tv.
Not the first - or was he? - but a popularizer.


I saw that movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's, several times. No defense for that now except that we did that then. I saw several movies many times. That one was at a theatre on Wilshire for many months.
We'd see the movie once again and then go do other things, like, I'm sure you'll gag, go to the Beverly Wilshire for a sundae.

Long ago.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2005 11:23 pm
I saw a lot of -to me then- unusual movies in the few theaters along Wilshire.

One was called the Children's Hour. I forget the actresses names. I think, now, it was about lesbians, but I saw the movie then and had never heard of lesbians and left the movie even more confused than when I went in. That was on Wilshire, startling movie for its time.

What am I saying...
some seeming boring places have some presence in a kind of history.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2005 06:56 am
Moon River is one of the ultimate "ear worm" songs. It's going to take a couple of hours of Cowboy Junkies and Kathleen Edwards wailing to get that outta my head.

I will admit I like the Frank Sinatra remake.

I'll have to kill anyone who says I like Frank Sinatra, but this is different. This is about Moon River.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 6 Sep, 2005 06:44 pm
Re: Moon River
Craven de Kere wrote:
I just watched Breakfast at Tiffany's and was reminded of an old song I like: Moon River.

Audrey Hepburn was singing Moon River in the film and it got me wondering who made that song popular.

Anywho, I'm interested in knowing some of the versions of the song for me to check out, so if you know a good rendition of Moon River please post about it.


Goodness - does this possibly mean you liked the film?

I love it - except I much preferred the true ending, as Capote wrote it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 6 Sep, 2005 07:29 pm
My fav version was by Jerry Butler, "the Ice Man". Also was the first version I heard.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Tue 6 Sep, 2005 07:48 pm
Moon River (MP3)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 6 Sep, 2005 07:48 pm
I was wrong, Claudine Longet didn't sing it.
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barefootTia
 
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Reply Tue 6 Sep, 2005 07:54 pm
satt_fs wrote:


That was nice Cool
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satt fs
 
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Reply Tue 6 Sep, 2005 08:12 pm
The link was on a page of this site.
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