Home Music Frank Ocean Drops the ‘Huckleberry Friend’ from “Moon River,” Andy Williams, Henry...

Andy Williams sang it. Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer wrote it. “Moon River” is a classic, and we thought it was safe. But Frank Ocean decided to cover it. Oh, my! This might be best listened to while studying the new official Obama portraits.

Listen carefully because Frank omits the best line–“my huckleberry friend.” Not sure what the point of that was since Mercer considered that the standout expression of youth. He should have asked Sly Stone how to cover a classic. SLy did perfectly on “Que Sera Sera.”

Here’s Audrey Hepburn singing it in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”– the original

Andy Williams’ hit version

And my personal favorite by Jerry Butler

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