Doris Day Recordings

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gregory Earl, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Gregory Earl

    Gregory Earl Forum Resident Thread Starter

    So tonight on Turner Classic Movies they are showing some old Doris Day films and it got me to thinking about whether I've got a Doris Day album or not. I don't think I do. And if I did, what should it be?

    I really love her. Anytime I see one of her films playing on the tube I have to stop and watch. I stop in to her website from time to time to see what's new with her. Yes, she is still with us. Such a beautiful person inside and out. And quiet sexy in my old man opinion.:love: Very sexy........very.:drool:
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  2. Mr. Bob Dobalena

    Mr. Bob Dobalena Forum Resident

    Portland, Maine
    Doris really had a way with a song. One of my favorite LPs is "Latin for Lovers" from 1965. A fine contribution to the bossa nova craze of the moment. Sultry!
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  3. Gregory Earl

    Gregory Earl Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Oh she is sultry alright. Sultry....that's right Mr Bob.
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  4. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    Latin for Lovers is a vocal masterpiece.
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  5. Vinylfindco

    Vinylfindco Forum Resident

    Agreed. I fell in love with this album. In another thread, most agreed the mono is better on this one.
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  6. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    Get the albums Day By Day and Day By Night. Terrific records.
    I love Doris. She’s really warm, intimate and sexy. As far as movies, I hate that Hollywood wanted to turn her into a virgin in the 60’s. The Fifties is where it’s at for her in film.
    Also check out her first TV appearance on What’s My Line on YouTube- terrific.
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  7. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

    The Southeast
    The album with Andre Previn is sublime ...
  8. This one below is great, and the sound of the mono version (haven't heard the stereo yet) is a knock-out!

  9. Gregory Earl

    Gregory Earl Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  10. Tom Perry

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  11. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    Duets . Yes - really good.
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  12. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist


    It's a long list - Okeh, Columbia, radio recordings, etc...

    The Definitive Doris Day Discography - The Doris Day Forum

    I've not been disappointed with any of it (well, maybe some of the 80s stuff is a little weak).

    The TV show is of its time but it's fun to revisit once in a while - not much in the way of music, however. The TV specials are predictably cornball but at least the emphasis is back on the music again :thumbsup:

    I recommend the reissue of the 1966 Harmony (Columbia's budget label) album Doris Day Sings Her Great Movie Hits which sounds great and has a good selection of movie related material added:

    Also, SONY just bundled five of her early 10" Columbia LPs:

    For the albums in general, I recommend the UK SONY "Two On One" series over the US Collectables two-fers.

    Eventually you will want to get the Bear Family sets, of course - while not perfect, they do the fantastic job of collecting all of the solo Columbia recordings.


    The Les Brown Okeh and Columbia recordings are collected here:

    Finally, don't miss the wealth of out of copyright radio recordings from the golden era (just google "Doris Day OTR") :)


  13. ronm

    ronm audiofreak

    southern colo.
    Doris Day was one sexy woman in her heyday.
  14. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    Yes indeed.
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  16. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I only have Day By Day. Very good album.
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  17. AudioEnz

    AudioEnz Forum Resident

    Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps from that album is wonderful - and one of my favourite songs to dance to.
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  18. French jazz critic Boris Vian, who was generally suspicious of non-African-american jazz/variety artists in the late 40s/50s, and could indeed be pretty harsh on them, thought highly of Doris Day.

    She was also an early animal rights/no-fur activist, which further endears her to me.
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    feinstei9415 Forum Resident

    South Bend, IN
  20. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

    Lotus Land
    Yes, and the song selection is very interesting. Who else does "Nobody's Heart" by Rodgers and Hart?
  21. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    My favorite album by her is the soundtrack to "Young Man With A Horn" from 1950.
    Her singing on this is remarkable, and in the film, as usual, she looks sensational.
    And here's one of many clips from the film online...(watch fullscreen)
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  22. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    How's the twofer Cuttin Capers and Bright and Shiny?
  23. snepts

    snepts Forum Resident

    Eugene, OR
    The contemporary artist Nellie McKay released a tribute to Doris in 2009 -- Normal As Blueberry Pie on Verve.
    I haven't dove head-on into Ms McKay's career, but she's very thoughtful and eclectic, so I'm sure it's a charming album.
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  24. WLL

    WLL Popery Of Mopery

    ...I've tended to like some of her later singles - anyway, " Move Over Darling " - a touch rock & roll-influenced - anyway, Brill Building pop - and produced by her son, Terry Melcher:eek:! How Oedipal!:D:agree::love::angel:;)
  25. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Picked this one up the other day

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