Jerry Butler - Moon River

Jerry Butler

Moon River

Vee Jay

Release Date: October 11th, 1961

Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
March 6th, 1962

A song for the lovers and the huckleberry friends. I've always wondered about that 'my huckleberry friend' line in this tune. Hell of a word – huckleberry.

'My small, round, edible blackberry friend'. More a case of the perfect amount of syllables I'd reckon.

Either way, Jerry Butler moves around the stiff timing of the instrumentation to give the world a memorable and off the cuff sounding vocal, whilst still keeping an eye out for the major hooks that pop up all throughout.

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