Best of the Big Bands

The Best of the Big Bands

by Doris Day
     
 
Sixteen songs recorded by Doris Day as featured vocalist with Les Brown and his band between November 1940 and September 1946 -- although Day's two biggest hits, "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time," are to be found not here, but on the Les Brown Best of the Big Bands reissue. The sound is excellent, and the music is hot,

Overview

Sixteen songs recorded by Doris Day as featured vocalist with Les Brown and his band between November 1940 and September 1946 -- although Day's two biggest hits, "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time," are to be found not here, but on the Les Brown Best of the Big Bands reissue. The sound is excellent, and the music is hot, sassy, and downright sensual, as embodied in Day's sweet, sultry voice and the superb Brown band's playing. If you want to hear Day in top form, swinging with the best of them and brushing up real close against jazz -- from ages 16 to 22 -- this, not "Secret Love" or "Que Sera Sera," is the place to start, like with the sassy, bouncy "Tain't Me." The notes by Will Friedwald are practically a love letter to Day; the music is her love letter to us.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/29/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644622423
catalogNumber:
46224

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Day   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Brown   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Frankie Laine   Composer
Brown   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Kim Gannon   Composer
Tim Geelan   Engineer
Jack Palmer   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Carl Fischer   Composer
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
Lupin Fein   Composer
Eddie Heim   Composer
Lanier Davis   Composer
Edna Osser   Composer
Marjorie Goetschius   Composer

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