Les Brown, Jr. on Doris Day and a new recording!

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Les Brown, Jr. on Doris Day and a new recording!

Unread post by howard » 27 Jul 2019, 13:20

Just discovered this recent YouTube video of Les Brown, Jr. talking about Doris during the big band days, and even more interesting, he's working on a new DD project. Here's the link:

https://youtu.be/AgtrceAy2v0
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 27 Jul 2019, 14:57

Hi Howard,

Thank you for sharing. Hope to hear some of the songs soon. What a great way to make Doris music available to an new generation. It's also a tribute to Page Cavanaugh and his trio.

If anyone finds more information, please share.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 27 Jul 2019, 15:29

A fascinating interview, Howard -- and what a fun project for Les, Jr. Will eagerly await the release of this CD.

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Unread post by texas gonzalo » 27 Jul 2019, 20:40

Thank you Howard for posting the great find of the Les Brown Jr. interview. Everyone should listen to the interview and be thrilled with the anticipated release of the Hindsight Records CD. What we learn from the interview is the existence of previously unreleased Doris Day songs from 1952 with the Page Cavanaugh Trio. What I gleaned from the interview is that there are 15 tracks, including "Embraceable You" and "I Could Write A Book." Les Brown Jr. offered insights into Miss Day's association with Les Brown. Can you believe that Doris was a champion poker player when traveling with the Les Brown Band musicians? Also because of Doris, Bob Hope hired Les Brown and His Orchestra to play for his radio shows and world wide tours. That association lasted for 52 years, while Doris was with Bob Hope for 1 year. The superlatives Les Brown Jr. used to describe the Doris Day recordings used such words as incredible, perfection, and great energy. This posting and the ones that will surely follow show the need for this wonderful FORUM to continue and grow. Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by Johnny » 06 Aug 2019, 14:33

Thanks again Howard for sharing such great news. It made my day and I look forward to the release..
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 19 Oct 2019, 13:42

Hi all,

Howard pointed this one out. And here is the Hindsight records website.
https://www.thedailybanner.com/hindsigh ... ksXyZOcqdo

‘With Love’ Track Listing:
1. I’m In The Mood For Love
2. I’ve Got A Feelin’ You’re Foolin’
3. S’posin
4. Embraceable You
5. Just You Just Me
6. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
7. Singin’ In The Rain
8. I Could Write A Book
9. Slow Poke
10. Till I Waltz Again With You
11. What’ll I Doodle-Oodle-oo
12. September In The Rain
13. Please Mister Sun
14. Stardust
15. Sentimental Journey

I hope it's gonna be a HIT.

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Unread post by howard » 19 Oct 2019, 13:52

Thanks for the heads up, Peter.
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by Johnny » 19 Oct 2019, 13:54

Thank you so much Howard and Peter!

It is exciting to know that the Doris With Love album will be released October 25th.

I think over time new unreleased music from Doris will be discovered. I believe there will be new Doris music treasures coming our way.
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Unread post by Jas1 » 22 Oct 2019, 05:21

Great news.

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Unread post by Theodomus » 28 Oct 2019, 04:37

I just read the news - That is wonderful!

Looking forward to hearing these songs!
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Unread post by Musiclover » 28 Oct 2019, 11:46

So glad that "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" and "Slowpoke" are included on this release. Although Doris said the up-tempo numbers weren't always her favorites, nobody sang them better.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 28 Oct 2019, 11:56

Forgot to mention that "Slowpoke" was written by Chilton Price (although not fully credited to her), who also wrote "Never Look Back," which Doris sang in "Love Me or Leave Me."

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Unread post by mikeydv » 28 Oct 2019, 13:36

According to an article on the web today, the record will be released on Nov. 29, along with a digital single recording of "I'm in the Mood for Love", from the album. Let's hope both will be gigantic hits.
It is being released by Hindsight Records, but currently, that website is down, and I can find no reference yet on amazon.

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Unread post by texas gonzalo » 29 Oct 2019, 00:56

I do not wish to rain on our parade, but most of the tracks included in this new project were released earlier by Hindsight Records. I hope the tracks described for this CD are different, but I doubt it. Hindsight Records in 1986 released a CD which contains 10 of the tracks now described for the new project. The release was entitled The Uncollected Volume 2 1952-53 Doris Day with the Page Cavanaugh Trio (HSR-226). Then in 1995 Hindsight released HCD-226 which added "Slow Poke" and "Please Mr. Sun." The tracks "Till I Waltz Again WIth You," "What'll I Doodle-oodle-oo" and "Setimental Journey" possibly came from the Hindsight Records vaults. I hope these are new tracks, but I did not want us to be disappointed in case they are not. Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by Jas1 » 29 Oct 2019, 11:16

Texas you are right, however, my understanding is that the tracks have been re-mastered and set to a full orchestra.

Doris' voice on these is perfection.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 29 Oct 2019, 13:30

Hi all,

The same songs, but with other music added by Les Brown and his gang. It's really a treat for the ear.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YY ... YDY6J0399X
There are some short music tracks to listen too on this site.
The album is on Spotify too.

I like it a lot. Not a favorite at the moment. Like a lot!!!

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Unread post by mikeydv » 12 Nov 2019, 13:38

Now available on Amazon; just bought a copy (even though I have all the originals in other collections). I understand that this new cd has been modified with the orchestra of Les Brown, Jr. I will let you know.

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Unread post by Johnny » 12 Nov 2019, 17:17

Thanks Peter and Mlkeydv for information on Doris Day With Love cd .


I just ordered two copies of this cd from Amazon. One is a Christmas gift for a friend who is another great Doris Day
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Unread post by docwheels » 14 Nov 2019, 15:52

In full recognition that these songs have been previously available in other collections - boy did Les Brown Jr. do the magnificent voice of Doris Day proud in his remix.

I downloaded digital files from Amazon instead of waiting for a CD - and I've been happy all day.

The one downside I find is that the orchestral arrangements push the Page Cavanaugh trio further back into the mix - so if you prefer just Ms. Day and the piano - you may not like this new release.

But, if you love hearing Ms. Day's voice at it's most lush - this is wonderful music.

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Unread post by Jas1 » 16 Nov 2019, 14:14

Doc you make a good point, while i am thrilled at the release, I love Doris with the trio and on the l ittle of the new album that I have heard, I think i prefer Doris in the more simple setting with the fab P C Trio. Still a wonderful job though and that voice!

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Unread post by howard » 20 Nov 2019, 12:40

Does anyone know how to get in touch with Les Brown, Jr?
Like Irene Dunne done.

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