Doris Day – Her Life In Music: 1940-1966 (British compilation album)

April 5, 2004 No Comments

UK Release Date: 5 April 2004

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CD1: “Movie Hits”

  1. Move Over, Darling [from the film Move Over, Darling]
    (Terry Melcher/Hal Kantor/Joe Lubin)
  2. Love Me or Leave Me [from the film Love Me or Leave Me]
    (Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn)
  3. Anyway the Wind Blows [from the film Please Don’t Eat The Daisies]
    (By Dunham/Marilyn & Joe Hooven)
  4. By the Light of the Silv’ry Moon [from the film By the Light of the Silvery Moon]
    (Edward Madden/Gus Edwards)
  5. Whatever Will Be, Will Be [Qué Será, Será] [from the film The Man Who Knew Too Much]
    (Jay Livingston/Raymond B. Evans)
  6. Julie [from the film Julie]
    (Leith Stevens/Tom Adair)
  7. Ready Willing and Able [from the film Young at Heart]
    (Al Rinker/Floyd Huddleston/Dick Gleason)
  8. Secret Love [from the film Calamity Jane]
    (Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster)
  9. I’ll See You in My Dreams [from the film I’ll See You in My Dreams]
    (Isharn Jones/Gus Kahn)
  10. Pillow Talk [from the film Pillow Talk]
    (Buddy Pepper/Inez James)
  11. It’s Magic [from the film Romance on the High Seas]
    (Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn)
  12. Lullaby of Broadway [with Norman Luboff Choir] [from the film Lullaby of Broadway]
    (Harry Warren/Al Dubin)
  13. The Black Hills of Dakota [from the film Calamity Jane]
    (Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster)
  14. The Tunnel Of Love [from the film The Tunnel of Love]
    (Patty Fisher/Bob Roberts)
  15. Send Me No Flowers [from the film Send Me No Flowers]
    (Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
  16. Moonlight Bay [from the film On Moonlight Bay]
    (Percy Wenrich/Edward Madden)
  17. I’ll Never Stop Loving You [Piano Version] [from the film Love Me or Leave Me]
    (Nicholas Brodszky/Sammy Cahn)
  18. Teacher’s Pet [from the film Teacher’s Pet]
    (Joe Lubin)
  19. The Glass Bottom Boat [Alternate Version 2] [from the film The Glass Bottom Boat]
    (Joe Lubin)
  20. Lover Come Back [from the film Lover Come Back]
    (Frank DeVol/Alan spilton)
  21. Caprice [from the film Caprice]
    (Larry Marks)

CD 2: “Golden Greats”

  1. A Wonderful Guy [from the musical South Pacific]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  2. Everybody Loves A Lover
    (Richard Adler/Robert Allen)
  3. Autumn Leaves
    (Joseph Kosma/Jacques Prevert/Johnny Mercer)
  4. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps [Quizas, Quizas, Quizas]
    (Joe Davis/Osvaldo Farres)
  5. I Enjoy Being A Girl [from the musical Flower Drum Song]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  6. The Sound of Music [from the musical The Sound of Music]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  7. Three Coins In The Fountain [from the film Three Coins in the Fountain]
    (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne)
  8. Steppin’ Out With My Baby
    (Irving Berlin)
  9. High Hopes
    (Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen)
  10. Makin’ Whoopee! [Alternate Version]
    (Gus Kahn/Walter Donaldson)
  11. A Very Precious Love [from the film Marjorie Morningstar]
    (Paul Francis Webster/Sammy Fain)
  12. A Guy Is A Guy
    (Oscar Brand)
  13. Meditation
    (Norman Gimbel/Newton Mendonca/Antonio Carlos Jobim)
  14. Something Wonderful [from the musical The King & I]
    (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II)
  15. I’ll Never Smile Again
    (Ruth Lowe)
  16. Singin’ in the Rain [from the musical Singin’ in the Rain]
    (Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown)
  17. If I Can Help Somebody
    (A. Bazel Androzzo)
  18. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
    (Gus Kahn/Wilbur Schwandt/Fabian Andre)
  19. Love Him
    (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weill)

CD 3: “Classic Collaborations”

  1. With A Song In My Heart (with Harry James & His Orchestra) [from the film Young Man with a Horn]
    (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)
  2. Ain’t We Got Fun (with Danny Thomas) [from the film By the Light of the Silvery Moon]
    (Richard Whiting/Raymond B. Egan/Gus Kahn)
  3. Sentimental Journey (with Les Brown & His Orchestra)
    (Bud Green/Les Brown/Ben Homer)
  4. If I Give My Heart To You (with The Mellowmen)
    (Jimmie Crane/Al Jacobs/Jimmy Brewster)
  5. Falling In Love Again (with André Previn & His Trio)
    (Friedrich Hollander/Sammy Lerner)
  6. Why Can’t I? (with Martha Raye) [from the film Billy Rose’s Jumbo]
    (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers)
  7. Love Ya (with Jack Smith) [from the film On Moonlight Bay]
    (Charles Tobias/Peter deRose)
  8. Love Somebody (with Buddy Clark)
    (Joan Whitney/Alex Kramer)
  9. No Two People (with Donald O’Connor) [from the film Hans Christian Anderson]
    (Frank Loesser)
  10. Sugarbush (with Frankie Laine)
    (Josef Marais)
  11. Let’s Walk A That-a-Way (with Johnnie Ray)
    (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman/Kay Twomey)
  12. I Can Do Without You (with Howard Keel) [from the film Calamity Jane]
    (Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster)
  13. While The Music Plays On (with Les Brown & His Orchestra)
    (Irving Mills/Lupin Fein/Eddie Heim)
  14. Crazy Rhythm (with Gene Nelson) [from the film Tea for Two]
    (Roger Wolfe Kahn/Joseph Meyer/Irving Caesar)
  15. Again (with The Mellowmen) [from the film Road House]
    (Lionel Newman/Dorcas Cochran)
  16. Let’s Take An Old-Fashioned Walk (with Frank Sinatra) [from the musical Miss Liberty]
    (Irving Berlin)
  17. You Can Have Him (with Dinah Shore) [from Broadway musical Miss Liberty]
    (Irving Berlin)
  18. There Once Was A Man (with John Raitt) [from the musical The Pajama Game]
    (Richard Adler/Jerry Ross)
  19. A Little Kiss Goodnight (with Guy Mitchell)
    (Bob Merrill)
  20. They Say It’s Wonderful (with Robert Goulet) [from the musical Annie Get Your Gun]
    (Irving Berlin)

This 3CD set issued to celebrate Doris Day’s 80th birthday has to rate as one of the most unique and memorable releases from the Sony Music group. It was also a project that I had the pleasure to coordinate. Containing three “themed” CDs it features 60 original recordings that have been digitally remastered. The set also provides a beautiful overview of 26 years of hit singles and album recordings (1940-66) as well as including track-rarities, alternate-takes, a full Columbia LP discography, track-by-track notes and a mini biography.

If that was not enough to wet your appetite, specially obtained celebrity anecdotes appear from Burt Bacharach, Michael Feinstein, Robert Goulet, Frankie Laine, Sir Paul McCartney, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Cybill Shepherd and Andy Williams. The proverbial icing on the “birthday” cake was the contribution of a special message from Doris Day which she wanted her fans to read.

Upon its release this 3CD set received critical acclaim from various disc jockeys on British radio station BBC Radio 1.
This truly is Doris Day’s “…Life in Music”

Conductor: Various
Label: Columbia Records/Sony BMG (UK)
Format: 3x Audio CDs (#516215-2)

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