Moon River

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composition date
1961
genre
Film
related media performance(s)
Original demo recording of “Moon River” sung by Mercer with Mancini at the piano
participant(s): Sung by Johnny Mercer with Henry Mancini at piano
type: Recording
venue: Electro Vox studios
media: Audio
songwriter(s)
Johnny Mercer
Henry Mancini
related performer(s)
Frank Sinatra

That damn song can go

A preview of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in San Francisco didn’t go so well. At the meeting afterward, producer Marty Rakin said, “I don’t know what you guys are gonna do but I’ll tell you one thing, that damn song can go.”

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Recordings
Moon River Demo Recording
Sung by Johnny Mercer with Henry Mancini at piano
The 3 part PBS Series
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