Secret Love [Bear Family] by Doris Day | 4000127157461 | CD | Barnes & Noble
Secret Love [Bear Family]

Secret Love [Bear Family]

by Doris Day
     
 
The second of Bear Family Records four-box survey of Doris Day's music is not quite as strong or interesting as its predecessor, which is not to say that it doesn't have some great moments, in jazz as well as pop. The 1951 vintage material here is not too far removed from the sophisticated pop and vocal jazz that Day was doing in the late '40s -- indeed, listening to

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The second of Bear Family Records four-box survey of Doris Day's music is not quite as strong or interesting as its predecessor, which is not to say that it doesn't have some great moments, in jazz as well as pop. The 1951 vintage material here is not too far removed from the sophisticated pop and vocal jazz that Day was doing in the late '40s -- indeed, listening to this set's first CD, one realizes that it could easily have been folded into the preceding It's Magic box. But before long, Columbia Records seems to have directed her into a more mainstream pop approach and repertory, and while Day's style is almost always intriguing enough to justify giving her a lesson, she simply isn't pushing very hard the way she seemed to be on her earlier sides. There are also various duets amid the nearly six hours of music here, with Frankie Laine, Donald O'Connor, Danny Thomas, and Johnnie Ray, of which the latter are the most satisfying, although all display some measure of charm. Still, the sad truth is that generally, as the early '50s wound into the mid-'50s, Day's output became less inventive and ambitious. The big exception, fortunately for owners of this set, comes on disc five, which is given over to the recordings that she made in connection with the movie Love Me or Leave Me, in which she performs the repertory associated with singer Ruth Etting -- this is as good as it was going to get for Day at this point in her career, almost the equivalent for her of what Blue Rose (which was done at just about the same time, curiously enough) was for her Columbia Records labelmate Rosemary Clooney. These songs recall the hot Doris Day of the prior decade, and shake the entire set out of its cutesy pop doldrums. The sound, as one would expect, is superb, and the annotation is extremely thorough, with a full sessionography contained within a very handsome LP-size hardcover book that is profusely illustrated.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/1995
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127157461
catalogNumber:
15746

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. It's So Laughable
  2. Something Wonderful
  3. We Kiss In A Shadow
  4. Very Good Advice
  5. Tell Me (Why Nights Are So Lonely)
  6. Till We Meet Again
  7. Moonlight Bay
  8. My Life's Desire
  9. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
  10. Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)
  11. Love Ya
  12. Cuddle Up A Little Closer
  13. (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going to) Shanghai
  14. Lonesome and Sorry
  15. Ask Me (Because I'm So In Love)
  16. Kiss Me Goodbye, Love
  17. Got Him Off My Hands (But Can't Get Him Off My Mind)
  18. Baby Doll
  19. Oops!
  20. If That Doesn't Do It
  21. Domino
  22. Makin' Whoopee
  23. It Had to Be You
  24. My Buddy
  25. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
  26. Moonlight Bay

Disc 2

  1. I'll See You in My Dreams
  2. I Wish I Had a Girl
  3. Ain't We Got Fun?
  4. Nobody's Sweetheart
  5. How Lovely Cooks The Meat
  6. Sugarbush
  7. A Guy Is a Guy
  8. A Little Kiss Goodnight
  9. Gently Johnny
  10. Who Who Who
  11. Take Me In Your arms
  12. Make It Soon
  13. My Love and Devotion
  14. It's Magic
  15. When I Fall in Love
  16. The Cherries
  17. April in Paris
  18. No Two People
  19. You Can't Lose Me
  20. I Know a Place
  21. That's What Makes Paris Paree
  22. I'm Gonna Ring The Bell Tonight
  23. The Second Star to the Right
  24. Your Mother and Mine

Disc 3

  1. Mister Tap Toe
  2. Ma Says, Pa Says
  3. A Full Time Job
  4. Beautiful Music To Love By
  5. You Have My Sympathy
  6. Let's Walk That-A-Way
  7. Candy Lips
  8. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
  9. King Chanticleer
  10. I'll Forget You
  11. If You Were the Only Girl
  12. Your Eyes Have Told Me So
  13. Ain't We Got Fun?
  14. Just One Girl
  15. By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  16. Ain't We Got Fun?
  17. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
  18. A Purple Cow
  19. Kiss Me Again, Stranger
  20. The Black Hills of Dakota
  21. 'Tis Harry I'm Plannin' to Marry
  22. Just Blew In From The Windy City
  23. This Too Shall Pass Away
  24. A Woman's Touch
  25. Choo Choo Train
  26. Secret Love
  27. I Can Do Without You
  28. The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away!)
  29. Secret Love

Disc 4

  1. Love You Dearly
  2. Lost in Loveliness
  3. I Speak To the Stars
  4. What Every Girl Should Know
  5. The Blue Bells of Broadway (Are Ringing Tonight)
  6. I Speak To the Stars
  7. Kay Muleta
  8. Anyone Can Fall in Love
  9. Jimmy Unknown
  10. Someone Else's Roses
  11. If I Give My Heart to You
  12. There's a Rising Moon
  13. You, My Love
  14. Hold Me in Your Arms
  15. Till My Love Comes to Me
  16. Ready, Willing and Able
  17. Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love)
  18. Foolishly Yours
  19. I'll Never Stop Loving You
  20. Love's Little Island
  21. Ooh! Band! Jiggly! Jang!
  22. Let It Ring
  23. Whad'ja Put in That Kiss
  24. When I'm Happy
  25. Live It Up
  26. I'm A Big Girl Now
  27. I've Gotta Sing Away These Blues
  28. Love's Little Island

Disc 5

  1. It All Depends on You
  2. You Made Me Love You
  3. Stay On The Right Side, Sister
  4. Mean to Me
  5. Everybody Loves My Baby
  6. Sam, The Old Accordion Man
  7. Shaking The Blues Away
  8. Ten Cents a Dance
  9. I'll Never Stop Loving You
  10. Never Look Back
  11. At Sundown
  12. Love Me Or Leave Me
  13. Never Look Back
  14. Overture
  15. It All Depends on You
  16. You Made Me Love You
  17. Stay On The Right Side, Sister
  18. Everybody Loves My Baby
  19. Mean to Me
  20. Sam, The Old Accordion Man
  21. Shaking The Blues Away
  22. Ten Cents a Dance
  23. I'll Never Stop Loving You
  24. Never Look Back
  25. At Sundown
  26. Love Me Or Leave Me/Finale
  27. Ten Cents a Dance
  28. Love Me or Leave Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Day   Primary Artist,Vocals
Frankie Laine   Track Performer
Johnnie Ray   Track Performer
Guy Mitchell   Track Performer
Howard Keel   Track Performer
Danny Thomas   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mitch Miller   Producer
Otis Williams   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Mark Wilder   Tape Research
Fred Wise   Composer
George Wyle   Composer
Joseph F. Laredo   Biographical Information
Henry Stone   Composer
Bob Irwin   Tape Research
Marc Kirkeby   Tape Research
Phil Wells   Tape Comparison
Rinker   Composer
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Holger Von Bargen   Art Direction
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
Egbert VanAlstyne   Composer
Edward Madden   Composer
Walter Blaufuss   Composer
Seymour Brown   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Kay Twomey   Composer
Percy Wenrich   Composer
Karl L. Hoschna   Composer
Edward Pola   Composer
Jean Kenbrovin   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Floyd Huddleston   Composer
John Kellette   Composer
Jeri Cooper   Composer
Milton Carson   Composer
Dick Gleason   Composer
Nat D. Ayer   Composer

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