Que Sera, Sera [Bear Family]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This third of four Bear Family Records boxes devoted to Doris Day's career is, in many ways, the least interesting, even though it contains her biggest hit and some of her most well-known material. By this time, there's little trace left of the smoldering jazz and big-band singer that Day had been in the 1940s -- she was devoting herself to pop songs and, even more so, to movies, where her box office numbers began to soar in the wake of Love Me or Leave Me the music from which -- built on the repertory of Ruth Etting -- is represented on the prior Bear Family volume, Secret Love. That picture, coupled with Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much and the musical The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This third of four Bear Family Records boxes devoted to Doris Day's career is, in many ways, the least interesting, even though it contains her biggest hit and some of her most well-known material. By this time, there's little trace left of the smoldering jazz and big-band singer that Day had been in the 1940s -- she was devoting herself to pop songs and, even more so, to movies, where her box office numbers began to soar in the wake of Love Me or Leave Me the music from which -- built on the repertory of Ruth Etting -- is represented on the prior Bear Family volume, Secret Love. That picture, coupled with Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much and the musical The Pajama Game both represented here, all combined to establish her not only as a star but also as a serious actress and a box office heavyweight, and Day devoted a lot of her energy to the big screen during the final four years of the 1950s, mostly in light romantic comedies and the occasional musical, which combined to make her one of the most popular actresses in the world during that period. And if the music didn't "suffer" from her shifting priorities, it didn't exactly benefit, either -- in the face of the onslaught of rock & roll from 1956 on, Day and Columbia Records retreated to the safety of pop music for her repertoire and output. All of what's here is beautifully sung, and stunningly arranged and gorgeously remastered, one might add by Paul Weston and Frank DeVol, her two best collaborators of the period in that department. It does, though, mostly lack the kind of sultry, daring edge that Day's late-'40s work displayed. It's a bit like a thoroughbred pulling a milk wagon -- a very fancy, clean, and beautiful milk wagon, to be sure, but hardly the challenge that she's capable of overcoming. Still, the range is there, and the power and intonation, and the listening is pleasant in the deepest way possible for this sort of material. The only problem with the 128 tracks on the five CDs lies with some of the post-Hitchcock movie-related songs. By her own account here, Day's husband, Marty Melcher who was subsequently found -- after his death -- to have left her financial affairs a shambles, was too cheap to spring for some of the genuinely talented veteran songwriters, such as Johnny Mercer, who would have jumped at the chance to compose the title songs for her movies; instead, he opted to use far less talented composers associated with Melcher's publishing company, which would give him ownership of the resulting songs. And the result is that most of the late-'50s movie songs represented here -- apart from "Que Sera, Sera" -- are second- and third-rate compositions, and bust up the quality of the surrounding recordings. But if one makes allowances for that material which, like the rest of the box, is assembled in chronological order, by recording date, this is still an extremely diverting collection for fans of the singer. The accompanying hardcover book is profusely and beautifully illustrated and exceptionally well annotated, and includes a full sessionography as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/1996
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051157975
  • Catalog Number: 15797


Disc 1
  1. 1 Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (2:05)
  2. 2 Somebody Somewhere (2:52)
  3. 3 We'll Love Again (3:04)
  4. 4 Julie (2:14)
  5. 5 Love in a Home (3:12)
  6. 6 Gone with the Wind (2:49)
  7. 7 The Song Is You (3:18)
  8. 8 Don't Take Your Love from Me (3:26)
  9. 9 Gypsy in My Soul (3:05)
  10. 10 Autumn Leaves (3:04)
  11. 11 I Remember You (4:02)
  12. 12 Hello, My Lover, Goodbye (3:38)
  13. 13 Day by Day (3:27)
  14. 14 But Beautiful (3:24)
  15. 15 There Will Never Be Another You (2:46)
  16. 16 But Not for Me (2:39)
  17. 17 I Hadn't Anyone Till You (3:05)
  18. 18 Today Will Be Yesterday Tomorrow (2:22)
  19. 19 The Party's Over (2:56)
  20. 20 Nothing in the World (2:55)
  21. 21 Whad'ja Put in That Kiss (2:23)
  22. 22 The Man Who Invented Love (2:43)
  23. 23 Twelve O'Clock Tonight (2:02)
  24. 24 Rickety Rackety Rendezvous (1:42)
  25. 25 Through the Eyes of Love (3:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I'm Not at All in Love (4:07)
  2. 2 Once-A-Year Day! (5:17)
  3. 3 Small Talk (3:45)
  4. 4 There Once Was a Man (3:21)
  5. 5 Seven-And-A-Half Cents (4:34)
  6. 6 Under a Blanket of Blue (3:04)
  7. 7 I See Your Face Before Me (3:31)
  8. 8 Moon Song (3:46)
  9. 9 Dream a Little Dream of Me (3:45)
  10. 10 You Do Something to Me (2:47)
  11. 11 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) (2:26)
  12. 12 Close Your Eyes (2:30)
  13. 13 Stars Fell on Alabama (3:31)
  14. 14 The Night We Called It a Day (3:01)
  15. 15 Soft as the Starlight (3:47)
  16. 16 The Lamp Is Low (3:32)
  17. 17 Moonglow (3:51)
  18. 18 Cheek to Cheek (2:44)
  19. 19 Nice Work If You Can Get It (2:52)
  20. 20 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (3:17)
  21. 21 Let's Face the Music and Dance (3:11)
  22. 22 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) [Alternate (2:30)
Disc 3
  1. 1 It's Easy to Remember (3:03)
  2. 2 It Might as Well Be Spring (3:39)
  3. 3 I'll Remember April (2:54)
  4. 4 Three Coins in the Fountain (3:17)
  5. 5 In the Still of the Night (2:57)
  6. 6 Soon (3:00)
  7. 7 A Foggy Day (3:30)
  8. 8 Love Is Here to Stay (3:49)
  9. 9 Run Away, Skidaddle Skidoo (2:16)
  10. 10 Teacher's Pet (2:38)
  11. 11 Walk a Chalk Line (2:34)
  12. 12 You'll Never Know (3:13)
  13. 13 I Had the Craziest Dream (3:42)
  14. 14 Over the Rainbow (3:38)
  15. 15 Oh, But I Do! (2:50)
  16. 16 Easy to Love (2:45)
  17. 17 That Old Black Magic (2:42)
  18. 18 Pennies from Heaven (3:32)
  19. 19 The Way You Look Tonight (3:24)
  20. 20 Night and Day (3:15)
  21. 21 Hooray for Hollywood (2:33)
  22. 22 A Very Precious Love (3:04)
  23. 23 Blues in the Night (3:44)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Everybody Loves a Lover (2:44)
  2. 2 The Tunnel of Love (2:14)
  3. 3 Instant Love (2:16)
  4. 4 Possess Me (2:53)
  5. 5 The Tunnel of Love (2:11)
  6. 6 Kissin' My Honey (2:16)
  7. 7 That Jane from Maine (2:34)
  8. 8 Steppin' out with My Baby (2:01)
  9. 9 The Lady's in Love with You (2:20)
  10. 10 I Enjoy Being a Girl (2:37)
  11. 11 Let's Fly Away (2:19)
  12. 12 Why Don't We Do This More Often? (3:01)
  13. 13 Fit as a Fiddle (And Ready for Love) (2:59)
  14. 14 Let's Take a Walk Around the Block (2:41)
  15. 15 Makin' Whoopee (3:38)
  16. 16 You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) (2:20)
  17. 17 Get out and Get Under the Moon (2:51)
  18. 18 I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze (3:08)
  19. 19 I'm Sitting on Top of the World (2:20)
  20. 20 Cuttin' Capers (2:41)
  21. 21 Me Too (Ho-Ho! Ha-Ha!) (2:43)
  22. 22 Love Me in the Daytime (2:47)
  23. 23 Any Way the Wind Blows (2:22)
  24. 24 Be Prepared (2:36)
  25. 25 A Perfect Understanding (2:34)
  26. 26 It Happened to Jane (1:59)
  27. 27 He's So Married (2:23)
  28. 28 Deck the Halls (1:39)
  29. 29 Inspiration (2:03)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Pillow Talk (2:12)
  2. 2 Roly Poly (2:17)
  3. 3 Heart Full of Love (2:44)
  4. 4 The Sound of Music (2:51)
  5. 5 Oh! What a Lover You'll Be (2:11)
  6. 6 No (2:06)
  7. 7 A Fellow Needs a Girl (3:11)
  8. 8 What Every Girl Should Know (3:01)
  9. 9 Mood Indigo (3:54)
  10. 10 What's the Use of Wond'rin' (2:36)
  11. 11 My Kinda Love (2:46)
  12. 12 When You're Smiling (2:39)
  13. 13 You Can't Have Everything (2:20)
  14. 14 A Hundred Years from Today (3:35)
  15. 15 The Everlasting Arms (3:12)
  16. 16 Something Wonderful (2:51)
  17. 17 Not Only Should You Love HIm (3:06)
  18. 18 What Does a Woman Do (3:22)
  19. 19 Everybody Loves a Lover (2:41)
  20. 20 Run Away, Skidaddle Skidoo (2:37)
  21. 21 Teacher's Pet (2:37)
  22. 22 Walk a Chalk Line (2:34)
  23. 23 Possess Me (2:21)
  24. 24 That Jane from Maine (2:29)
  25. 25 Makin' Whoopee (3:01)
  26. 26 Love Me in the Daytime (2:47)
  27. 27 Any Way the Wind Blows (2:22)
  28. 28 Be Prepared (2:34)
  29. 29 A Perfect Understanding (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doris Day Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Paul Horn Saxophone
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Buddy Collette Saxophone
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Herbie Harper Trombone
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Barney Kessel Banjo, Guitar
Mel Lewis Drums
Dave Pell Saxophone
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Mort Herbert Violin
Arnold Ross Piano
Babe Russin Saxophone
Al Viola Guitar
George Van Eps Guitar
Jack Marshall Guitar, Mandolin, Leader
Leith Stevens Leader
Frank deVol Leader
Don Cole Violin
John Raitt Vocals
Ray Heindorf Leader
Felix Slatkin Violin
Si Zentner Trumpet
Paul Nero Violin
Philip Goldberg Viola
Al Porcino Trumpet
Victor Arno Violin
Leonard Atkins Violin
Israel Baker Violin
John Bambridge Tuba
Robert Barene Violin
Frank Beach Trumpet
Milt Bernhart Trombone
David Berman Violin
Cy Bernard Cello
Harry Betts Trombone
Harry Bluestone Violin
Hoyt Bohannon Trombone
Russell Brown Trombone
Roland Bundock Bass
Red Callender Bass, Tuba
Frank Carlson Conga
John Cave Horn
Sam Cheifetz Bass
Marion Childers Trumpet
Gene Cipriano Saxophone
Geoff Clarkson Piano
Joe Comfort Bass
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Irving Cottler Drums
Marshal Cram Trombone
John Cyr Drums
Kurt Dieterle Violin
Harold Diner Trombone
Alvin Dinkin Viola
Don Fagerquist Trumpet
Walter Edelstein Violin
Virgil Evans Trumpet
Nick Fatool Drums
Cecil Figelski Viola
Frank Flynn Percussion, Drums, Mallets, Vibes
Carl Fortina Accordion
Vern Friley Trombone
David Frisina Violin
Jacques Gasselin Violin
James Getzoff Violin
Benny Gill Violin
Rene Hall Guitar
Harry Zimmerman Leader
Allan Harshman Viola
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt Saxophone, Woodwind
Norm Herzberg Bassoon
Milt Holland Drums
Howard Roberts Guitar
George Hyde Horn
William Hymanson Violin
Armand Karpoff Cello
Louis Kievman Viola
Jules Kinsler Saxophone
Harry Klee Flute, Saxophone
Joe Koch Saxophone
Raphael Kramer Cello
Ray Kramer Cello
Eddie Kusby Trombone
Carl LaMagna Violin
Ronald Langinger Reeds, Saxophone
Marvin Limonick Violin
Dan Lube Violin
Edgar Lustgarten Cello
Virginia Majewski Viola
Joe Mondragon Bass
Ann Mason Harp
Ollie Mitchell Trumpet
Dick Nash Trombone
George Neikrug Cello
Erno Neufeld Violin
Earl Palmer Drums
Richard Perissi Horn
William Pitman Guitar
Jimmy Priddy Trombone
Lou Raderman Violin
Milt Raskin Piano
Jerome Reisler Violin
Dorothy Remsen Harp
Allan Reuss Guitar
George Roberts Trombone
Les Robinson Clarinet
Paul Robyn Viola
Jerry Rosa Trombone
Ted Rosen Violin
Nathan Ross Violin
John Rotella Woodwind
Mischa Russell Violin
Jack Ryan Bass
John Ryan Bass
Jimmy Salko Trumpet
William Schaffer Trombone
Wilbur Schwartz Reeds, Saxophone
Kenny Shroyer Trombone
Paul Shure Violin
Ray Sims Trombone
Lou Singer Drums
Marshall Sosson Violin
Jack Stacey Saxophone
David Sterkin Violin, Viola
Alvin Stoller Percussion, Drums
Fred Stulce Saxophone
Robert Sushel Violin
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Milton Thomas Viola
Tiny Timbrell Guitar
Joe Triscari Trumpet
Lloyd Ulyate Trombone
Gerald Vinci Violin
Paul Weston Leader
Larry Breen Bass
Samuel Cytron Violin
Alton Hendrickson Guitar
William Hinshaw Horn
Joseph Saxon Cello
Eleanor Slatkin Cello
Joseph R. Gibbons Guitar
Murray Kellner Violin
Irving Lipschultz Cello
Richard L. Noel Trombone
Pullman Pederson Trombone
Kurt Reher Cello
Jack Rose Mandolin
James Rowles Piano
Eudice Shapiro Violin
Vito Mumolo Guitar
Theodore Nash Reeds, Saxophone, Woodwind
Nick Pisani Violin
Albert Saparoff Violin
Baldassare Ferlazzo Violin
Fowler Friedlander Bassoon
Joseph Livoti Violin
Abe Luboff Bass
Alexander Reisman Cello
Henry Beau Saxophone
Emil Briano Violin
Arthur Briegleb Horn
Sam Freed Violin
Alex Gershunoff Saxophone
Leonard Hartman Saxophone
Paul Lowenkron Violin
William Miller Violin
Joe Quadri Violin
Ambrose Russo Violin
Pinky Savitt Trumpet
Stanley Spiegelman Viola
Abraham Weiss Viola
Al Pelligrini Piano
Francis Fitzpatrick Trombone
Howard Terry Saxophone, Woodwind
Sidney Sharp Violin
James Briggs Flute
Warren Webb Saxophone
George Boujie Bass
Huntington Burdick Horn
Lou Erickson Drums
Manuel Stevens Trumpet
Richard Anderson Clarinet
Bill Miller Violin
Louis Singer Percussion
Charles Butler Saxophone
William Schaefer Trombone
Sam Ross Violin
Ernest Romersa Saxophone
Dale Issenhuth Saxophone
Hans Wipper Violin
Harry Zagon Violin
Walter P. "Pete" Candoli Trumpet
Jerome A. Kasper Saxophone, Woodwind
Henry Hill Violin
Charles Richard Cathcart Trumpet
Robert F Bain Guitar
Robert F. Bain Guitar
Paul T. Smith Piano
Georg Beebe Drums
Norman L. Benno Saxophone
Lou Bonkowski Guitar
Lawrence Bunker Percussion, Drums
Cheryll Butterman Harp
Jose Casillas Flute
Charles Copland Trombone
Charles Coupland Trombone
Leon Trebacz Violin
Maurice Keltz Violin
Frank A. Sullivan Trombone
Lawrence Sullivan Trumpet
Keith Mitchell Bass
Robert LaMarchina Cello
Tommy Romersa Percussion, Drums
Vincent Terri Guitar
Paul Gregory Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Maurice Ravel Composer
Doris Day Duet
Mitch Miller Producer
John Raitt Duet
Fabian André Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Mark Fisher Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Joe Goodwin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Sol Lake Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Wilbur Schwandt Composer
Marty Symes Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Mark Wilder Tape Research
Joseph F. Laredo Liner Notes, Biographical Information
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Joe Hooven Composer
Bob Irwin Tape Research
Ruth Ann Roberts Composer
Phil Wells Tape Comparison
Rebecca Everett Mastering
Richard Weize Producer, Reissue Producer, Tape Research
Holger Von Bargen Art Direction
Joe Young Composer
Larry Shay Composer
Joe Lubin Composer
Adam Ross Composer
Bert Shefter Composer
Gus Chandler Composer
Henry Cohen Composer
By Dunham Composer
Patrice Fisher Composer
Bert White Composer
Al Kavelin Composer
Buddy Pepper Composer
Inez James Composer
Bill Katz Composer
Bob Roberts Composer
Marc C Kirkeby Tape Research
Elsa Doran Composer
Jan Matus Composer
Richard Quine Composer
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  • Posted December 12, 2013

    5 cds with songs from the 50's and early 60's .... beautiful boo

    5 cds with songs from the 50's and early 60's .... beautiful book included. All the best hit songs! Doris Day fans will love this.

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