Doris Day & Robert Goulet sing the songs from the Irving Berlin musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

April 15, 2008 1 Comment

Doris Day’s 1963 album with the late and great American entertainer Robert Goulet is to receive its first American CD issue.

An out-of-print Doris Day album is being re-issued with its original artwork on 4 March 2008 by US independent label DRG Records. This is the first time this album has been given a CD release stateside as previously it had only been available in Germany, Japan and Australia. The new CD is available to order now from online retailers amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.

For those who do not know the musical Annie Get Your Gun is loosely based on the life of American sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860-1926). It was songwriter Jerome Kern who was originally tasked with the job of writing the music for the stage production. The project was however passed to Irving Berlin after Kern unexpectedly died. In 1946, the show opened to glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. A few years later Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) adapted the show for the big-screen. The film version starred actress Betty Hutton and became one of the most successful musical-movies of the 1950s. A decade later, it was Doris’s turn to record an all-new cast recording at Columbia studios. This version of the classic score was made with the late and great entertainer Robert Goulet. Goulet and Day laid their vocals separately with Day completing her contribution on the 8 October 1962. The orchestra was conducted by Franz Allers and most probably overdubbed in New York.

[ FAST FACT: I Got The Sun In The Mornin’ is actually one of Doris’s most recorded tunes. She cut no less than 3 versions of it: her first with Les Brown in 1946, then for her LP Show Time and finally for this album. ]

Annie Get Your Gun
Catalogue Number: #19112
Label: DRG Records USA
Order this CD from amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.

  1. Overture
  2. Colonel Buffalo Bill (Leonard Stokes)
  3. I’m A Bad, Bad Man (Robert Goulet)
  4. Doin’ What Comes Naturally (Doris Day)
  5. The Girl That I Marry (Robert Goulet)
  6. You Can’t Get A Man with A Gun (Doris Day)
  7. They Say It’s Wonderful (Doris Day & Robert Goulet)
  8. Moonshine Lullaby (Doris Day)
  9. My Defenses Are Down (Robert Goulet)
  10. I’m An Indian Too (Doris Day)
  11. I Got Lost in His Arms (Doris Day)
  12. Who Do You Love, I Hope? (Kelly Brown & Renée Winters)
  13. I Got the Sun in the Mornin’ [1962 remake] (Doris Day)
  14. Anything You Can Do (Doris Day & Robert Goulet)
  15. There’s No Business Like Show Business (Ensemble)
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One Comments to “Doris Day & Robert Goulet sing the songs from the Irving Berlin musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’”
  1. Stephen M says:

    Well I am a happy chap after getting hold of the 2008 CD re-issue of this classic 1960s studio album. Although various international CD versions have previously been available this US edition definitely has the edge with gleaming, restored sleeve artwork and a rather informative booklet.

    Also contained within is a nice Q&A interview with the former head of the Columbia “Masterworks” label, Schuyler Chapin. Chapin was responsible for commissioning many acclaimed cast albums that graced this division of Columbia Records. So, it is interesting to learn how things all came about with this 1963 release starring Goulet and Day. It is also apt that of all the labels out there that could have taken up the gauntlet to resurrect this album it would be one that has such respected credentials in the world of Broadway and soundtrack album re-issues.

    What a truly great CD and welcome reminder of what a strong performer Robert Goulet was!

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