Four more of Doris Day’s 1950s radio shows are remastered for new British 2CD set

October 20, 2008 No Comments

On the 15 September 2008, independent British music label Zone Records released their 2nd CD instalment containing more of Doris Day’s 1950s radio shows.

Many of you will recall, how just over a year ago, we were treated to the release of  “The Doris Day Show – Volume 1“. The latest CD set indulges us to many magical moments from Ms. Day’s time on American radio station CBS. As per the first volume, the new CD set contains a total of four full-length shows. These have nothing edited out, therefore giving today’s listener the same experience to that of its original audience. The recording techniques of the time were limited but the shows have yet again been painstakingly restored by mastering engineer Ted Carfrae to ensure they sound as crisp and as clear as is possible.

The format for each of these enchanting variety entertainment shows was to blend some comedic banter with general chit-chat between Doris and her special guests who would often be her movie and music co-stars. This series of CDs also offers Doris Day collectors a golden opportunity to own star-studded duets and other solo performances of songs which are not available anywhere else. My favourite rarities on this latest release are the duets with American singer and actor Gordon MacRae.

Having just played both CDs from start to finish I am pleased to tell you all that Zone Records have delivered yet another 1st class product. The set is comprised of two full colour picture disc CDs as well as an 8-page booklet of detailed liner notes and rare photographs.

Love To Be With You (The Doris Day Show: Volume 2)
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CD 1
Show date – 9 May 1952

  • Introduction and It’s Magic (Doris Day & Orchestra)
  • It’s A Lovely Day Today (Doris Day)
  • Just You, Just Me (Doris Day)
  • Mary Wickes Introduction
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Doris Day)
  • I Could Write A Book (Doris Day)
  • “Amos & Andy CBS Radio Show” advertisement
  • Gordon MacRae introduction
  • If Someone Had Told Me (Gordon MacRae)
  • Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Doris Day & Gordon MacRae)
  • Till We Meet Again (Doris Day & Gordon MacRae)
  • Love To Be With You [Closing theme] (Doris Day & Orchestra)
  • National Association of Mental Health Appeal

Show date – 16 May 1952

  • Introduction and It’s Magic (Doris Day & Orchestra)
  • ‘S Wonderful (Doris Day)
  • Harry James introduction
  • I May Be Wrong (Doris Day & Harry James)
  • With A Song In My Heart (Doris Day & Harry James)
  • CBS Radio show “Stars Over Hollywood” advertisement
  • Guy Mitchell introduction
  • Gently Johnny (Doris Day & Guy Mitchell)
  • Western Comedy Sketch with Doris Day & Guy Mitchell
  • A Little Kiss Goodnight (Doris Day & Guy Mitchell)
  • Love To Be With You [Closing theme] (Doris Day & Orchestra)
  • National Girls Club Week Announcement

CD 2
Show date – 23 May 1952

  • Introduction and It’s Magic (Doris Day & Orchestra)
  • Moonlight Bay (Doris Day)
  • Ray Noble introduction
  • Save A Little Sunbeam (Doris Day & Ray Noble)
  • The Very Thought Of You (Doris Day)
  • CBS Radio series “My Friend Erma” advertisement
  • Dennis Day introduction
  • I Hear A Rhapsody (Dennis Day)
  • ‘Paris’ Comedy Sketch with Doris Day, Dennis Day & Ray Noble
  • A Guy Is A Guy (Doris Day)
  • Love To Be With You [Closing theme] (Doris Day & Orchestra)
  • The History of American Conventions advertisement

Show date – 1 Jun 1952

  • Introduction and It’s Magic (Doris Day & Orchestra)
  • Who Who Who (Doris Day)
  • “Rexall” advertisement
  • Lullaby of Broadway (Doris Day)
  • Bob Crosby introduction
  • Just A Little Lovin’ (Bob Crosby)
  • Be Anything [But Be Mine] (Doris Day)
  • Ronald Reagan introduction
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Doris Day, Ronald Reagan & Bob Crosby)
  • ‘Baseball’ Comedy Sketch with Doris, Dennis Day & Ray Noble
  • Ol’ Saint Nicholas (Doris Day)
  • Love To Be With You [Closing theme] (Doris Day & Orchestra)
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