Doris Day’s Kids Chorus LP ‘With A Smile And A Song’ turns 50 today!

October 19, 2014 No Comments


‘WITH A SMILE AND A SONG’ was released on 19 October 1964 by Columbia Records USA.

Doris abandoned her more serious guise as a songstress for this fun, family themed album. The songs that feature were carefully chosen for their obvious universal appeal. Each one inspires and enchants any child at heart (whether young or old). In 1998, this magical formula caught the attention of movie-makers at DreamWorks who used Doris’s rendition of Sinatra’s hit “High Hopes” in their computer-animated tale Antz.

Other standout tracks are the remake of Day’s multi-million seller “Qué Será, Será” as well as her sing-along renditions of kid’s favourite “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah”, Bing Crosby’s “Swinging On a Star” and the Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes “Do Re Mi” and “Getting to Know You”.

The album is available now worldwide on iTunes:



  1. Give A Little Whistle
    [from the animated film Pinocchio]
    (Leigh Harline/Ned Washington)
  2. The Children’s Marching Song [Nick Nack Paddy Whack]
    (Additional & arrangement by Malcolm Arnold)
  3. Getting to Know You
    [from the musical The King & I]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers) Listen
  4. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah
    [from the movie Song of the South]
    (Ray Gilbert/Allie Wrubel)
  5. The Lilac Tree
    (George H. Gartlan)
  6. High Hopes
    [from the film A Hole in the Head]
    (Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen) Listen
  7. Do Re Mi
    [from the musical The Sound of Music]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  8. Whatever Will Be, Will Be [Qué Será, Será] [1964 Remake]
    [from the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much]
    (Jay Livingston/Raymond B. Evans) Listen
  9. The Inch Worm
    (Frank Loesser)
  10. Swinging on a Star
    (Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen)
  11. Sleepy Baby
    (Jane Murfin/Paul Francis Webster/Martin Broones)
  12. With a Smile and a Song
    (Larry Morey/Frank Churchill)

Conductor: Allyn Ferguson
Label: Columbia Records (USA)
Format: 12″ Mono LP (#CL-2266) / 12″ Stereo LP (#CS-9066)
LP Cover Photograph: William Claxton



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