Songs from the Films of Doris Day, Vol. 1: 1948-1955

Songs from the Films of Doris Day, Vol. 1: 1948-1955

by Doris Day
     
 
Although Doris Day had her share of popular records, she's most famous as a film actress. This 21-track compilation crosses over to both her movie and music audiences, with performances from ten of her early films. The sound quality might be somewhat lower than it is on her studio cuts from the same era, but it's still a good representation

Overview

Although Doris Day had her share of popular records, she's most famous as a film actress. This 21-track compilation crosses over to both her movie and music audiences, with performances from ten of her early films. The sound quality might be somewhat lower than it is on her studio cuts from the same era, but it's still a good representation of the musical outings that probably did the most to establish her as a popular all-around entertainer. In keeping with her wholesome image, these are largely cheerful, upbeat and/or sentimental tunes and arrangements with occasional hints of jazz, including songs by such esteemed mid-20th century American composers as Sammy Cahn, Johnny Mercer, and George Gershwin. Some are well-known standards, such as "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Secret Love," and "Tea for Two" (from the Tea for Two film itself). One thing the anthology's lacking, however, is much in the way of guts, with the notable exception of some of the songs from Calamity Jane, the only evidence on this compilation of some relatively forceful, sparky wit.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2006
Label:
El Records
UPC:
5013929307629
catalogNumber:
76

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Day   Primary Artist
Percy Faith   Conductor
George Siravo   Conductor
Ray Heindorf   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Direction
Jule Styne   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
R. Noble   Composer
T.J. Jackson   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Joe Lubin   Composer
Jerome Howard   Composer
Pauline Walsh   Composer

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