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MOON RIVER

 Moon River

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Moon River Organ

Out of WLW in Cincinnati, Moon River was a local old time radio show that was heard worldwide due to WLW's powerful transmitter (500,000 watts).  During the broadcast of Moon River in the 1930s, WLW earned its nickname, "The Nation's Station".

During the Great Depression, Powel Crosley, Jr., owner of WLW had his producers sign-off program that would be relaxing and induce sleep (it still works). Moon River program included a hypnotic narrator (sometimes yawning), soothing female vocal trio, violin, and the Moon River organ. Rumor has it that the Moon River organ and original transmitter still exist. 

A late night old time radio show, dreamy and relaxing, the poems often seem nonsensical perhaps drifting listeners further into the kingdom of sleep.  Fittingly sponsored by Southern Cross Spring Mattress Company, the advertisement blend seamlessly into the show. 

For more dreamy music see: Sammy Kaye Sunday Serenade, Enchanted Hour, The NEHI Program, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Memories of Hawaii, Choose a Song Partner, and Words with Music. For more poetry, see Anthology.

The opening and closing song for each show follows:

(Opening)
Moon River...
A lazy stream of dreams,
Where vain desires forget themselves
In the loveliness of sleep
Moon River...
Enchanged white ribbon
Twined in the hair of night
Where nothing is but sleep.
Dream on... sleep on...
Care will not seek for thee.
Float on.... drift on...
Moon River, to the sea.
(Closing)
Down the valley of a thousand yesterdays
Flow the bright waters of Moon River.
On and down forever flowing...forever waiting
To carry you down to the land of forgetfulness,
To the kingdom of sleep... to the realms of...
Moon River...
A lazy stream of dreams,
Where vain desires forget themselves
In the loveliness of sleep.
Moon River
Enchanted white ribbon
Twined in the hair of night,
Where nothing is but sleep.
Dream on... sleep on...
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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
34 shows - total playtime 8 hours 18 minutes

Moon River 01 Song
Moon River 02 There Be None Of Beauty's Daughters
Moon River 03 Love's Philosophy
Moon River 04 Meeting At Night
Moon River 05 When I Was One And Twenty
Moon River 06 She Walks In Beauty
Moon River 07 Sonet To Laura
Moon River 08 My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose
Moon River 09 To A D
Moon River 10 All For Love
Moon River 11 Love's Omnipresence
Moon River 12 Proposal
Moon River 13 The Memory Of The Heart
Moon River 14 Sunum Bonum
Moon River 15 Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day
Moon River 16 Excerpts From The Rubieat
Moon River 17 Verses For Margaret
Moon River 18 Madragal
Moon River 19 A Lover's Sonet
Moon River 20 Sonet
Moon River 21 The Token
Moon River 22 The Arrow And The Sound
Moon River 25 A Psalm
Moon River 26 Song To The Evening Star
Moon River 27 Jennie, Kiss Me
Moon River 28 Go From Me
Moon River 29 Thine Eyes Still Shine
Moon River 32 A Son
Moon River 35 White In The Moon
Moon River 36 She Was A Phantom Of Delight
Moon River 37 On The Sea
Moon River 38 Jennie, Kiss Me
Moon River 39 Thou Art Not Fair
Moon River 42 A White Rose

 


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