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Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 11 Sep 2013, 06:41
by webmaster
I've been asked the following question:

"I was hoping to find out if Doris Day ever did the song "Beautiful Dreamer"? I heard the song playing at the supermarket and I thought it was her voice, if it was I would really love to get a copy of it."

It's not listed here (search result): http://www.dorisday.net/recordings.html

Anyone know for sure?

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 12 Sep 2013, 15:56
by webmaster
I guess that's a 'no' then - I don't think she did, I certainly can't remember it.

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 01:37
by Peter Flapper
Hi Bryan,

If Doris did recorded this song at Columbia, I think it would be mentioned on the Bear Family Set's, but it isn't. There are four or five song registered as lost. "Beautiful Dreamer" isn't one of them.

P

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 02:44
by webmaster
Thanks, Peter,

Just out of interest, do you know what the lost songs are (I didn't know there were any)?

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 13:48
by Peter Flapper
Hi Bryan,

The Bear Family lists these songs as 'lost':
Make A Miracle* 10 – 11 – 1948
Never Look Back* 03 – 05 – 1954
He's So Married* 15 – 08 – 1958
Falling* 21 – 11 – 1961
Falling* 12 – 06 – 1964
Wait Till You See My Baby* 12 – 06 – 1964
Send Me No flowers* 25 – 05 – 1964

There may be more, but they aren't listed.

Peter

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 14:07
by webmaster
Thanks Peter,

Obviously these are particular recordings on those dates as we've heard "He's So Married" / "Send Me No Flowers", etc.

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 07:56
by Jas1
Yes but I really love to hear alternative recordings. Would love to hear the complete other version of Send me No Flowers that was written. Wonder if Doris recorded that?

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 12:40
by howard
"Wait Till You See My Baby" was written (and recorded) by Neil Sedaka. Would have loved to hear Doris sing it, but unfortunately, it's been listed as "lost." Here's the song by Sedaka:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... zKqpzwFndM

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 15:58
by unadka
Hi Peter,

how many versions of Never look back exist? Is it one
date 04-12-1954 and
date 03-05-1954 or more.

What date is Never look back (alt) with small music section.

And what does it mean (m) and (s) at the songs on your list.

Thank you,
Nada

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 16:11
by webmaster
"Beautiful Dreamer" an orchestral version - was played in a Doris Day film.

Can anyone name the film?

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 23:36
by Toby_Martin
I give up Bryan, which film was it? :)

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 04:46
by webmaster
"Beautiful Dreamer" – Music and lyrics by Stephen Foster. Played as background music during the memorial service for Ellen in "Move Over Darling" (soundtrack)

Re: Has Doris recorded "Beautiful Dreamer"?

Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 17:10
by unadka
Very interesting, I didn't pay atention on other music in DDs pictures, now I watched Move over, darling once again and listened to the part you mentioned more carefully. And I recorded this part for you. It's a shame, DD didn't recorded this song, there are many other singers who did. On youtube you can listen many versions, it says the composer is great Felix Mendelsson.
https://app.box.com/s/mbdfbiqmmt7ro0c65s26

Nada