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by tonysimone
11 Dec 2015, 10:51
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Sentimental Jouney Album Compilation -2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3085

Re: Sentimental Jouney Album Compilation -2001

Thanks again, I'll get it and listen, I can always learn more :)

For those interested, I put a piece up yesterday re: Sinatra's 100th birthday at:

http://listenandthinkoutloud.blogspot.c ... -idol.html

Thanks again and best!
by tonysimone
09 Dec 2015, 15:23
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Sentimental Jouney Album Compilation -2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3085

Re: Sentimental Jouney Album Compilation -2001

Thanks, Jas, I'll take a listen to the Sarah and Peggy records, although I much prefer Sarah before she became a contralto, lol.
by tonysimone
08 Dec 2015, 18:47
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Sentimental Jouney Album Compilation -2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3085

Re: Sentimental Jouney Album Compilation -2001

Absolutely one her best records and the charts are superb. "I Remember You", "It Could Happen to You" and "The More I See You" are my favorites. "The More I See You" is, I think, the best American pop standard written and it's easy to screw up; best to just sing the thing. DD and Jack Jones do the b...
by tonysimone
06 Oct 2015, 10:40
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Ballad of Josie
Replies: 66
Views: 45958

Re: The Ballad of Josie

Thanks, Paul. One more example of how many times that guy finked DD's career. That picture is an absolute stinker. My daughter actually liked it until I had her watch "Pillow Talk" and then that Josie DVD went into the circular file.
by tonysimone
06 Oct 2015, 10:37
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: WONDERFUL DDAY STORY!
Replies: 4
Views: 3025

Re: WONDERFUL DDAY STORY!

That is a helluva story and a lovely one, too. I'm tellin' ya' she's the only one that can do that to me and sometimes it takes me completely by surprise.

Wonderful, thanks again :)
by tonysimone
24 Aug 2015, 10:22
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Definitive Doris Day Discography
Replies: 43
Views: 55011

Re: The Definitive Doris Day Discography

Good God, what a tremendous amount of work! Thanks very much for this. Two things immediately came to mind: the sheer volume of tunes DD assigned to wax and how in the hell anybody's pipes can withstand that kind of use over the years! Really wonderful, thanks again. I've been pouring over it for a ...
by tonysimone
20 Aug 2015, 11:10
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Young At Heart Film Soundtrack
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

Re: Young At Heart Film Soundtrack

Aha! See, Musiclover, I learn something every day. I haven't seen "Storm Warning", but I guess pictures about the Klan never appealed to me, lol. I'll watch it, though, this weekend, with my friend who reminds me of DD and happens to enjoy her work, too. That's kismet, folks :D Thanks, Lauren, for y...
by tonysimone
19 Aug 2015, 10:52
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Young At Heart Film Soundtrack
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

Re: Young At Heart Film Soundtrack

Yes, yes, J. Michael. Sinatra told me he had wanted to make a record of duets with DD and he tried to snag her (and Andy Williams) from Columbia to move to Reprise, but they wouldn't budge. The same thing happened when he tried to make a record with Ella. Granz scotched the idea. I didn't realize un...
by tonysimone
18 Aug 2015, 14:02
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Young At Heart Film Soundtrack
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

Re: Young At Heart Film Soundtrack

Well, you'll love this story then ... I sing regularly at a small club in northern Virginia every Friday night. It so happens that I'm crazy about a woman that looks enough like DD to make you look twice. She's an old friend that knows I'm there on Fridays and will come by now and again. Two Fridays...
by tonysimone
17 Aug 2015, 17:10
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Young At Heart Film Soundtrack
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

Re: Young At Heart Film Soundtrack

Right on point, Jas and that's a helluva annoyance to me. In "Jumbo", "Pajama Game", "Love Me or Leave Me", great songs worthy of the artist. But so many times the material they gave Doris to sing was just too mediocre. Tell ya' what, though. When the old man is at the piano singing "One For My Baby...
by tonysimone
17 Aug 2015, 17:04
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Latin For Lovers- Summer Has Gone
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Re: Latin For Lovers- Summer Has Gone

Great story and there's nothing better than to see a tune delivered by a great singer bring a tear to someone's eye - the sure sign of a fine performance that comes from knowing.
by tonysimone
12 Aug 2015, 14:04
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Top 10 Favouite Doris Day Albums
Replies: 11
Views: 5374

Re: Top 10 Favouite Doris Day Albums

Thanks and I'm embarassed to have forgotten "Duet", I'm an idiot. Previn made a lot of good records back then and I love the Dinah Shore and Diahann Carroll albums, too. My favorite track on the Duet album is "Give Me Time", which I took upon myself to learn. I suppose the other album I should have ...
by tonysimone
27 Jul 2015, 13:31
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Top 10 Favouite Doris Day Albums
Replies: 11
Views: 5374

Re: Top 10 Favouite Doris Day Albums

This is a great topic and I wrapped my head around it for several days. The challenge for me was that, unlike a lot of singers, even Sinatra, Doris's singing is always consistently fine. I've never heard her "off". It's the damndest thing. So I decided to rate the albums based on the material and th...
by tonysimone
27 Apr 2015, 11:15
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The most sexy song Doris ever sang ?
Replies: 53
Views: 26217

Re: The most sexy song Doris ever sang ?

Several of you have referenced bossa-samba tunes and strangely enough I was singing last Friday night at a club I play when a guest approached me and asked me to sing Desafinado with the trio. I pulled it off and in conversation later shared with her that one of the best bossa singers is Doris Day. ...
by tonysimone
22 Apr 2015, 16:46
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The most sexy song Doris ever sang ?
Replies: 53
Views: 26217

Re: The most sexy song Doris ever sang ?

You know, Renie, the more I think about it, that whole damn album with Previn is sexy, except for "Control Yourself" and even that tune has a "come hither" sound to it. I went back and listened to the albums Previn made with Dinah Shore and Diahann Carol and as good as they are, I don' think he play...
by tonysimone
21 Apr 2015, 15:43
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The most sexy song Doris ever sang ?
Replies: 53
Views: 26217

Re: The most sexy song Doris ever sang ?

Good Lord, that's a long list ... but the two that turn me into jam are "I'll Never Stop Loving You" (piano only) and "Give Me Time" with Previn.

Honestly, she could sing the phone book and I'd melt ...
by tonysimone
07 Apr 2015, 11:40
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day mentioned in today's blog post
Replies: 0
Views: 1696

Doris Day mentioned in today's blog post

Hello, all. Apologies for being AWOL for a long time, but I read the board a lot and enjoy so much of what you all share. Doris is mentioned in today's blog post, the last of a Top 100 survey I've been doing for some months. www.listenandthinkoutloud.blogspot.com Feel free to comment with praise or ...
by tonysimone
04 Sep 2014, 12:13
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Three Wishful Thinking Questions For Doris
Replies: 27
Views: 8901

Re: Three Wishful Thinking Questions For Doris

Thanks for the tune references, which I have. The reason I asked the question is because Sinatra once told me that there had been a few singers he had wanted to record with, but it never could be arranged, not unlike the aborted project with Quincy Jones and Lena Horne. He didn't mention Doris, but ...
by tonysimone
04 Sep 2014, 12:09
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day Class - Part 2
Replies: 14
Views: 5467

Re: Doris Day Class - Part 2

Too bad that the folks there in NH won't allow you to document your own material ("Live free or die", right?), but then again, who's to say you couldn't have someone record the proceedings for your own use, as you are the copyright holder and owner of your own material. Hell, I'd put the thing up on...
by tonysimone
21 Aug 2014, 16:40
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Three Wishful Thinking Questions For Doris
Replies: 27
Views: 8901

Re: Three Wishful Thinking Questions For Doris

1. Did you ever want to, or have the chance, to record with Sinatra after the Hit Parade days?

2. Who was your favorite arranger?

3. What was the session like when you made the "Duet" album with Previn?
by tonysimone
21 Aug 2014, 16:37
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day Class - Part 2
Replies: 14
Views: 5467

Re: Doris Day Class - Part 2

My goodness, Paul, you should have someone record the sessions and post them, not for sale, but to those of us who can't come to New Hampshire (much as I'd like to). Just a thought and what a marvelous idea to begin with!
by tonysimone
21 Aug 2014, 16:32
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: NEW MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Replies: 6
Views: 4202

Re: NEW MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Hi'ya, all. Read the piece last night and, frankly, while it doesn't trash Ms. Day in any way, it's pretty much a rehash of what's been written before and what she's said before. I have to admit that, at this point in her life, what more can she say to the public about her life and work? I'm just gr...
by tonysimone
18 Apr 2014, 09:55
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Favorites on Doris's Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 3250

Re: Favorites on Doris's Birthday

Michael ... many thanks. Next time I come to KC I'll let you know and we'll have a drink on it.
by tonysimone
08 Apr 2014, 18:19
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Favorites on Doris's Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 3250

Re: Favorites on Doris's Birthday

Thanks, Michael, that's very kind. I'm thinking about writing something more substantial on DD and perhaps Sinatra and a couple others. The one thing I want to avoid is coming across as snotty, a la Will Friedwald, so I won't be commenting on the quality of the tunes they waxed, just the technique a...