Cuttin' Capers/Bright and Shiny

Cuttin' Capers/Bright and Shiny

by Doris Day
     
 

This discount-priced two-fer combines two up-tempo Doris Day albums from the late '50s and early '60s. The discs were not released sequentially; 1959's Cuttin' Capers was followed by two 1960 releases, What Every Girl Should Know and Show Time, before Bright and Shiny appeared in 1961. But the two albums share a sprightly tone. The theme ofSee more details below

Overview

This discount-priced two-fer combines two up-tempo Doris Day albums from the late '50s and early '60s. The discs were not released sequentially; 1959's Cuttin' Capers was followed by two 1960 releases, What Every Girl Should Know and Show Time, before Bright and Shiny appeared in 1961. But the two albums share a sprightly tone. The theme of Bright and Shiny is happy songs -- "I Want to Be Happy," "Happy Talk" -- while Cuttin' Capers is even more frolicsome. There are songs that were newly written at the time, such as the scene-setting "Cuttin' Capers," which leads things off, and "Twinkle and Shine," the title song from Day's reissued 1961 film (the first time around in 1959 it had been called It Happened to Jane), which closed the disc, but for the most part the songs are drawn from the Great American Songbook, dating back to the mid-'20s for tunes like "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" and "I Want to Be Happy" (both songs Day had sung in films in the '50s) and as recent as the late '40s for "Steppin' out With My Baby" from the 1948 film Easter Parade and "Happy Talk" from the 1949 musical South Pacific. The material and the arrangements are well chosen for a singer who was better at conveying contentment than turmoil. Of course, Day was always on an even keel, and though she gamely joins in on the celebration like the professional she is, she never gets deliriously happy. Like the screen persona she was developing at the same time in her comedies with Rock Hudson, she is friendly and even sexy, but wholesome and down to earth. These albums were not big sellers in their initial releases, but they hold up well 40-plus years later.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431686027
catalogNumber:
6860
Rank:
89627

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Tracks

  1. Cuttin' Capers  - Doris Day
  2. Steppin' Out With My Baby  - Doris Day
  3. Makin' Whoopee  - Doris Day
  4. The Lady's in Love With You  - Doris Day
  5. Why Don't We Do This More Often?  - Doris Day
  6. Let's Take a Walk Around the Block  - Doris Day
  7. I'm Sitting on Top of the World  - Doris Day
  8. Get Out and Get Under the Moon  - Doris Day
  9. Fit as a Fiddle (And Ready for Love)  - Doris Day
  10. Me Too (Ho-Ho! Ho-Ha!)  - Doris Day
  11. I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze  - Doris Day
  12. Let's Fly Away  - Doris Day
  13. Bright and Shiny  - Doris Day
  14. I Want to Be Happy  - Doris Day
  15. Keep Smilin', Keep Laughin', Be Happy  - Doris Day
  16. Singin' in the Rain  - Doris Day
  17. Gotta Feelin'  - Doris Day
  18. Happy Talk  - Doris Day
  19. Make Someone Happy  - Doris Day
  20. Ridin' High  - Doris Day
  21. On the Sunny Side of the Street  - Doris Day
  22. Clap Yo' Hands  - Doris Day
  23. Stay With the Happy People  - Doris Day
  24. Twinkle and Shine  - Doris Day

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Day   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Neal Hefti   Director,Orchestra Director
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Frank deVol   Director,Orchestra Director
Irving Caesar   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Dick Sherman   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Andy Prince   Composer
John Kimbrough   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Gus Chandler   Composer
Henry Cohen   Composer
Bert White   Composer
Bob Sherman   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
William Dunham   Composer
Singer   Composer

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