Is There An Exact Account of How Many Songs DD Recorded ?

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Is There An Exact Account of How Many Songs DD Recorded ?

Unread postby TCMMovieFan » 21 Aug 2010, 20:03

One reads and hears all sorts of high numbers. She did record extensively.
Is there an exact or at least a rough estimate ?
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Re: Is There An Exact Account of How Many Songs DD Recorded

Unread postby mikeydv » 22 Aug 2010, 00:31

IF YOU SAY "RECORDED"....that takes into account only those songs actually put on acetate. I would give a rough estimate of approximately 700 songs. If you add to that the songs she sang with Les Brown's Band, add another 75-100. Add to that the songs NOT RECORDED but sung on various radio shows from Bob Hope to Your Hit Parade to all the others on which she appeared in the late 40's, plus her own radio show (52 and 53), plus tv shows, etc...and I would say your rough estimate is now a minimum of 1000. Not bad!!!

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Re: Is There An Exact Account of How Many Songs DD Recorded

Unread postby TCMMovieFan » 23 Aug 2010, 09:43

Most impressive.
Thanks for sharing !

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Re: Is There An Exact Account of How Many Songs DD Recorded

Unread postby texas gonzalo » 23 Aug 2010, 22:58

As part of the Definitive Doris Day Discography I am currently putting together, I devoted a chapter on The Bear Family Records of Germany Boxed Sets (1992-1997). My analysis showed the commercial releases on Columbia Records totaled 512 Doris Day tracks released in single and album formats, and 64 previously unreleased tracks, for a grand total of 576 Doris Day recorded songs. When you add the 40 commercial tracks with Les Brown and Doris Day, the total of commercially released recordings is 616. Of course the hundreds of other tracks sung by Doris Day will add to that figure.
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Re: Is There An Exact Account of How Many Songs DD Recorded

Unread postby melancholy » 24 Aug 2010, 08:24

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Thank you for that,valuable information.
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As we journey under our individual umbrella's,we should not forget we all share the same sky.Doris Day


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