Early Hits of Doris Day

The Early Hits of Doris Day

by Doris Day
     
 

Another in the unending series of European compilations taking advantage of the continent's 50-year copyright limitation on recordings, Sepia Records' The Early Hits of Doris Day draws without credit or payment from Columbia Records' discs by Day made up to 1951. "Featuring every U.S. chart entry from 1947-51," reads a legend on the back…  See more details below

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Another in the unending series of European compilations taking advantage of the continent's 50-year copyright limitation on recordings, Sepia Records' The Early Hits of Doris Day draws without credit or payment from Columbia Records' discs by Day made up to 1951. "Featuring every U.S. chart entry from 1947-51," reads a legend on the back cover, and the selection is as good as the claim. Simply put, the compilers have consulted the 1986 chart book Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954: The History of American Popular Music and presented Day's first 25 chart hits in order as listed there, starting with "Papa, Won't You Dance with Me?," which, according to Whitburn, reached number 21 in a three-week chart appearance beginning November 8, 1947, and ending with "Domino," which hit the same peak during four weeks beginning October 17, 1951. In between come Day's gold-selling number one hit "Love Somebody," a duet with Buddy Clark; "It's Magic," another gold record that got to number two; and five other Top Ten hits. Clark is heard on four selections and Frank Sinatra chimes in on Irving Berlin's "Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk" from the Broadway musical Miss Liberty. Elsewhere, Day is accompanied by various orchestras conducted by the likes of George Siravo, Paul Weston, and others, and teamed with several vocal groups. The songs range from average Tin Pan Alley fare to tunes from Day's movies and from shows of the day. The only real standards are "Bewitched," the Rodgers & Hart song from Pal Joey, presented here with bowdlerized lyrics, and Frank Loesser's "Bushel and a Peck" from Guys and Dolls. But Day brings the same agreeable quality to any vocal assignment. Of course, she was already a veteran by the time her solo career began, having been a band singer previously, so it's no surprise she sounds so assured on even her earliest recordings under her own name.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2005
Label:
Sepia Recordings
UPC:
5055122110002
catalogNumber:
1000
Rank:
244253

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Tracks

  1. Papa, Won't You Dance with Me?
  2. Thoughtless
  3. Love Somebody
  4. Confess
  5. Put 'Em in a Box, Tie 'Em with a Ribbon (And Throw 'Em in the Deep Blue
  6. It's Magic
  7. My Darling My Darling
  8. Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile, Smile, Smile)
  9. Again
  10. Everywhere You Go
  11. Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk
  12. (Where Are You) Now That I Need You
  13. Canadian Capers (Cuttin' Capers)
  14. (There's A) Bluebird on Your Windowsill
  15. Quicksilver
  16. I Said My Pajamas (And I Put on My Prayers)
  17. Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
  18. Hoop-Dee-Doo
  19. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  20. I Didn't Slip, I Wasn't Pushed, I Fell
  21. A Bushel and a Peck
  22. It's a Lovely Day Today
  23. Would I Love You (Love You, Love You)
  24. (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai
  25. Domino

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Day   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Harry James   Orchestra Director
Richard Rodgers   Composer
George Siravo   Orchestra Director
Frank Loesser   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Lou Bring   Orchestra Director
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Lionel Newman   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Orchestra Director
Jule Styne   Composer
Harry Warren   Revision
George David Weiss   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Orchestra Director
George Wyle   Composer,Orchestra Director
Milton DeLugg   Composer
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
Ralph Blane   Revision
John Rarig   Orchestra Director
Larry Shay   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Carl G. Lampl   Composer
Stanley Rochinski   Composer
Harold Spina   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Gus Chandler   Composer
Elizabeth Clarke   Composer
Dorcas Cochran   Composer
Henry Cohen   Composer
Louis Ferrari   Composer
Bert White   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Jacques Plante   Composer
Craig Hewitt   Graphic Design
Hans Korbmacher   translation

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