Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by shokhead, Jun 3, 2011.
Awesome! You go Doris!
I've always felt bad that one of the most beautiful women ever and one with the sunniest personalities, I might add, decided to hide away from the world for so long. Nice that she is still apparently well enough to make a new record, but I'm fearful that the cover will use an old photo of her or worse, it might be like the cover of "The Beatles" or "Spinal Tap" albums. Late, out of the blue releases like this, make me fearful that she feels deaths door coming and she feels the need to belt out one last song, before it's too late.
Sounds pretty cool
I guess I wouldn't expect her to use a current photo. People will hear her voice and equate it with her younger days. I'm kinda hoping that it has her classic vocal sound. that would be really nice.
I'm sure that just like any of us, she has aged, but they could easily shoot a nice new cover photo of her, that has her a bit off distance. I imagine a cover with her looking into water, with a somewhat blurred image of her face or a long shot of her standing, looking at a sunset. Something with taste, that shows her age, yet not being a close-up portrait. Oh well, I guess it will be, "Que Sera Sera".
She did an interview last month (I believe in honor of her birthday) with a local (Carmel, CA) radio station and her voice was wonderful. She did not sound at all aged, depressed, or "out-of-it" mentally. In fact, she sounded pretty much the same as she did when she retired. The callers and the host of the show kept urging her to sing again, but she demurred saying that she had some kind of throat irritation that prevented her from singing well. I am personally thankful for the fact that she is returning to us again since I am an avid collector of her records (Les Brown, The Bear Family sets etc) and her movies.
I believe that you can find this delightful interview on-line here:
Geez, my wife and I were just in Carmel having lunch a few weeks ago, maybe she was near me and I didn't even know it? It would have been a nice surprise to bump into her there. It sure would be a beautiful place to live, I can tell you that.
I may be a bit prejudiced, but it is a GREAT place to live! Absolutely wonderful dog town where you can take your dog into numerous restaurants, into most shops and art galleries, and then let them run free off-leash and sniff each other on Carmel beach.
Doris Day is obviously a legend around here and an owner of the wonderful Cypress Inn in downtown Carmel.
Also, Richard Thompson gave an amazing performance in Santa Cruz (about 40 miles to the north) with his three piece electric band a couple of months back!
I always had a soft spot in my heart for Doris. Despite tags of Goody Two Shoes or The Perpetual Virgin, I always considered her a fine singer and solid film actress. And she was hot in a girl-next-door kinda way in her early days! Cool that she's still so "herself" and alive and kicking. More power to her.
I don't know what Doris Day might look like, but some faces age very well
Chuck, we ate at Casanova's on the corner of 5th & Mission, what a great little restaurant. So many shops for my wife to shop at and yes, it was lovely to see so many people walking their pets and basically just enjoying life there, We also had dinner at The Sardine Factory and I didn't even know how famous that place was, since it was featured in Clint Eastwood's classic, "Play Misty For Me", until I got back home and re-watched the DVD. That area of California is nothing like the craziness of L.A. I can certainly promise you that if I had a LOT of money, we would be living in Napa wine country, without a doubt.
That would extend her solo album recording career to an amazing 62 years! Her first LP was issued in 1949:
She recorded with Les Brown starting in 1940.
I wish she would do "thank you for the music " with ABBA!
This is indeed strange, yet WELCOME news!
Not sure if I'll buy it or not, as I'd much rather remember Doris in her prime. However, if her voice hasn't aged much I could be tempted!
How about Cleveland?
But seriously: I wish Doris Day would write an autobiography. I bet there's a lot of stories she could tell, and she went through some very interesting (and tragic) times.
I was referring to her solo album recording career, but the point is well-taken. Of all the active recording artists, few come close to her for longevity. One that comes to mind is Tony Bennett who will be releasing Duets II in September.
Somehow it would be so perfect if B.B. King was on the album.
in "All in the Family", Archie Bunker met his next door neighbor, Louise Jefferson, for the first time, they struggled to find something to say to each other:
Archie: so, how did you like the "Julia" show last night?
Louise: I didn't get to watch it...how did you like "Doris Day"?
There's a great line in one of the songs from the Hairspray musical, that goes "without love... life is like Doris Day at the Apollo." Makes me laugh every time.
She could've done a duet with B.B. King.
What, the interview wasn't via SKYPE?
As a young boy, I'm afraid Doris' sweetness and sunshine made me ill-prepared to deal with "real" women - I thought they should all be like her! Those rom-coms she did are just wonderful, and her voice is that of an angel. I'm quite interested in hearing this
Oh...you had to mention a duet...
I was joking with a friend a few weeks ago that it would be neat to get some new records from Doris Day, Vic Damone and some others...and I joked that some idiot record producer would force them into awful duets like Sony is doing with Tony Bennett.
God Bless Doris!
I ran into her at the Carmel Post Office years ago, she was right next to me in line and looked like any grandmotherly type, until someone who worked with her on a TV special said hi, then I realized who it was. I tried to get her to do an interview at our local Carmel station (KRML) but at the time she wasn't interested (the late 80s).
But good for Ed Dickinson, who I also used to work with at KDON-AM...I couldn't imagine a better person to interview her, he is legendary there for his big band and older jazz knowledge and is one of the nicest damned guys I've ever met.
Doris has written an autobiography, back in 1975. It was called "Her Own Story" and while its been a long time since I read it I remember it as being pretty decent. It was reasonably frank, but given the time it was written there were a lot of things not said. So no scandalous outing of Rock Hudson or anything It would certainly be interesting to read an updated version.
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