Hooray For Hollywood (double album)

October 20, 1958 1 Comment

US Release Date: 20 October 1958 (Double LP)
US Release Date: 19 January 1959 (Volume 1 & 2)

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Volume One

  1. Hooray for Hollywood
    [from the film Hollywood Hotel]
    (Johnny Mercer/Richard Whiting)
  2. Cheek to Cheek
    [from the film Top Hat]
    (Irving Berlin)
  3. It’s Easy to Remember
    [from the film Mississippi]
    (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers)
  4. The Way You Look Tonight
    [from the film Swingtime]
    (Dorothy Fields/Jerome Kern)
  5. I’ll Remember April
    [from the film Ride ’em Cowboy]
    (Don Raye/Gene dePaul/Patricia Johnston)
  6. Blues in the Night [My Mama Done Tol’ Me]
    [from the film Blues in the Night]
    (Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen)
  7. Over the Rainbow
    [from the film The Wizard of Oz]
    (E.Y. Harburg/Harold Arlen)
  8. Love is Here to Stay
    [from the film The Goldwyn Follies]
    (Ira & George Gershwin)
  9. In the Still of the Night
    [from the film Rosalie]
    (Cole Porter)
  10. Night and Day
    [from the film The Gay Divorcee]
    (Cole Porter) Listen
  11. Easy to Love
    [from the film Born to Dance]
    (Cole Porter)
  12. I Had the Craziest Dream
    [from the film Springtime in the Rockies]
    (Mack Gordon/Harry Warren)

Volume Two

  1. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
    [from the film On the Avenue]
    (Irving Berlin)
  2. Soon
    [from the film Mississippi]
    (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers)
  3. That Old Black Magic
    [from the film Star Spangled Rhythm]
    (Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen)
  4. You’ll Never Know
    [from the film Hello, Frisco, Hello]
    (Mack Gordon/Harry Warren)
  5. A Foggy Day
    [from the film A Damsel in Distress]
    (George & Ira Gershwin)
  6. It’s Magic [1952 Re-recording]
    (with Percy Faith and His Orchestra)
    [from the film Romance on the High Seas]
    (Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn)
  7. It Might As Well Be Spring
    [from the film State Fair]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  8. Nice Work If You Can Get it
    [from the film A Damsel in Distress]
    (Ira & George Gershwin)
  9. Three Coins in the Fountain
    [from the film Three Coins in the Fountain]
    (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne) Listen
  10. Let’s Face the Music and Dance
    [from the film Follow the Fleet]
    (Irving Berlin)
  11. Pennies From Heaven
    [from the film Pennies from Heaven]
    (John Burke/Arthur Johnston)
  12. Oh, But I do
    [from the film The Time, the Place and the Girl]
    (Leo Robin/Arthur Schwartz)

16 Oct-19 Nov 1957 (7 days). Doris began recording for the Hooray for Hollywood project in October 1957. These sessions followed less than two months after she had completed Day by Night, which was her final album with conductor Paul Weston. The man to fill Weston’s shoes would be Frank DeVol, who had first worked with Doris on a series of single releases in 1954. DeVol was also the man behind Doris’s million-seller, “Que Sera, Sera”. Hooray for Hollywood was an adventurous project as it bucked the trend of being limited to just a single LP. There were instead enough songs to fill lavishly a double LP set; these later were split into two separate volumes. Both LPs contained an array of timeless standards that Doris had chosen from Hollywood’s vintage era of the big-budget musical movie. The song writing credits included many of America’s greatest composers like Porter, Berlin, Styne and Gershwin. The spine-tingling interpretations that feature are the jewels in the DeVol/Day crown with the lush, emotive string arrangements of “In the Still of the Night”, “Night and Day” and “Three Coins in the Fountain” penetrating even the sternest of hearts.

Conductor: Frank DeVol (with exception of track 18)
Label: Columbia Records (USA)
Format: Complete Double Stereo LP Set (#AC2L-5), Volume 1: 12″ LP (Mono #CL-1128) / (Stereo #CS-8066), Volume 2: 12″ LP (Mono #CL-1129) / (Stereo #CS-8067)

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