Ideal Doris Day CD

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Ideal Doris Day CD

Unread post by howard » 01 Mar 2007, 18:56

"Doris Day Icon" recently asked if anyone had suggestions for a Doris CD. Well, I produced this one for my own enjoyment. It's, what I consider, some of the very best tunes Doris recorded during her career with Sony. How I wish Sony would release something along these lines. I've posted below my cover, alternate cover, inside copy, and back cover. Hope you guys like it ... love to hear your comments:


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Unread post by dorisdayicon » 01 Mar 2007, 19:56

Wow Howard, this is great! I love your song selections. Doris'picture in the recording studio is lovely. The liner notes are very professional. Your CD is ready to be distributed.
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Unread post by howard » 01 Mar 2007, 22:03

Gracias, Velda!

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Unread post by helen1985 » 02 Mar 2007, 16:05

that looks great Howard,

A perfect tracklisting also, although I would have to add just a couple,

Everybody loves a Lover (My favourite song at the minute)
and Im not at all in love and There once was a man (From Pajama game,)
Another of my favourite songs at the minute, I cant get enough of those 3songs!!


Does anyone know if everybody loves a lover was featured on a movie? or was it just for a studio album?

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Unread post by howard » 02 Mar 2007, 17:53

It was neither, Helen ... a top 10 single release in 1958. It was later featured on many compilation cds incuding her "Greatest Hits."

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Unread post by helen1985 » 02 Mar 2007, 19:49

I dont know what it is about the song that I like, but I keep listening to it over and over, I dont think I could ever get bored of this one! I love it!!

it would have been great to see her sing it live or on film!

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Unread post by howard » 02 Mar 2007, 20:04

Helen ... she sings it together with Perry Como on her first tv special.

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Unread post by helen1985 » 03 Mar 2007, 15:16

Oh thats great, I hope its comes out on DVD!

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My "Essential Doris Day" Disc

Unread post by John M » 03 Mar 2007, 15:31

Okay, here's my contribution to the "ideal" DD disc...

I made this about 5 or 6 years ago for a couple of friends
who had heard a few Doris songs they liked and wanted to
delve a little deeper into her catalogue. I wasn't real happy
with any of the Sony compilations, so I thought I could do
better myself. I did a 12-page booklet of liner notes, and
even recreated the old Columbia labels for the discs.
The notes were written quickly from memory, so there's
a few mistakes in them here and there, but I really had
the hardest time norrowing the selection down to 50 songs.
Today, I would tweak it and drop a couple and add a couple,
but oh well. I think's a good overview of her catalogue: hits
and album tracks.

Bryan, if this is too much bandwidth, let me know and I'll remove it.

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Unread post by howard » 03 Mar 2007, 16:00

What a GREAT job, John. Beautifully written!

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Unread post by howard » 03 Mar 2007, 16:06

Helen ... the Doris Day Special is out on dvd. Here's the cover art:

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Unread post by howard » 03 Mar 2007, 16:30

Helen: I screwed up ... since you're in England, you'll need to buy the region 2 version of the tv special - here's the artwork:

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Unread post by dorisdayicon » 03 Mar 2007, 16:55

Really impressive John M. Some of the songs I haven't heard.
In my CD I would add Again, Put em in the box...,April in Paris, Caprice and Julie in addition to your and Howard's wonderful selections.
Is a producer listening out there?

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Unread post by John M » 03 Mar 2007, 21:19

Thanks guys!

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One Of The Best Compilations!

Unread post by Ralph » 04 Mar 2007, 02:28

It's Like Seeing The Young Doris Day in a Nightclub!, February 23, 2007
Reviewer: Oliver Penn (New York City) - See all my reviews

Whoever got this collection together has talent! I love Doris Day, but I'm not fond of the countless novelty tunes she recorded over the years. I've always been drawn to her jazzy, blues, big pop ballads area. She is, without doubt, one of the premiere singers in pop music history.

This CD is like sitting in the Little Club in New York or any of the hundreds of nightclubs where Doris Day appeared before she became a movie star (the REAL kind). The songs are all first-rate, even the uptempo numbers are pleasant and "adult." No kiddie stuff anywhere to be found. Standards like "Stardust" get the royal treatment from this lady with the golden voice. And, when she sails into something like, "You Outta Be in Pictures," you believe it.

I only wish that they had included one of my favorites, the haunting "Kiss Me Again, Stranger" which I rarely see on any of her compilations. It's quiet, but very powerful, with beautiful strings hanging in the background like Southern moss swaying on a misty night.

This one is perfect for playing in your car or just sitting alone at home enjoying some quiet time (pretending you're sitting in a swank nightclub). Doris Day: you did it.

1. A Hundred Years From Today
2. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
3. September In The Rain
4. 'S Wonderful
5. I'm A Big Girl Now
6. I Gotta Sing Away These Blues
7. Star Dust
8. My Blue Heaven
9. S'posin
10. I'm In The Mood For Love
11. I Could Write A Book
12. You Oughta Be In Pictures
13. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
14. Just You, Just Me
15. Sentimental Journey
16. Can't Give You Anything But Love
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WOW!

Unread post by Renny » 04 Mar 2007, 08:26

Howard and John, I am in awe of your talents! I would glady buy your CDs! any DAY! Ralph, I can relate to your situation. Don't think I could upload a pic here either! Oh well, everyone has their own talents, right?

For my DD album, I would add "Do Not Disturb," "Hello, my Lover, Goodbye," "Under a Blanket of Blue," "Moon Song," "It's Easy to Remember," "I'll Buy That Dream," "Who Are We to Say," "At Last" and "Let the Little Girle Limbo." Ok Lauren, I know you don't care for "Limbo," but it has a great beat and it always makes me smile! :D

By the way, isn't it great we have this forum to discuss things like this?
I'd enjoy going out with you, Mr. Beasley, if I just didn't find you so personally distasteful....

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Unread post by howard » 04 Mar 2007, 12:53

Renny ... I enjoy some of the silly tunes too ... "Daffa Down Dilly" always puts a smile on my face! What can I say?

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Unread post by Ralph » 04 Mar 2007, 13:40

Lauren wrote:Ralph:

The instructions on how to upload photos to this forum have been on this forum for a week under "How To." I wrote the instructions and Bryan made a new segment just for that. Not sure why you are complaining, Ralph.

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And where might I find that, Lauren? I looked under FAQ and found nothing.

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Unread post by Tanja » 04 Mar 2007, 13:45

Hi Ralph,

here is the instruction:

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Unread post by webmaster » 04 Mar 2007, 15:48

Excellent work you've done there John - Great choice of tracks and a very informative and enjoyable read.
Maybe you should try and get it published? You could speak to Steven Munns at www.dorisdaytribute.com
He's managed to have a number of Doris CDs produced in the UK by talking to Sony.


And folks, notice how the huge images distort the page and you have to scroll across? :roll:
I know I broke this 'rule' myself with the Magic of Doris Day images but I did it deliberately.

You all must have some bit of software that can reduce your images? :shock:
Make them no longer than the banner at the top - 10 inches wide. :evil:
What a difference a Day makes...

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Kiss Me Again Stranger

Unread post by webmaster » 04 Mar 2007, 16:44

Kiss Me Again Stranger

This is for Ralph - or more accurately, from Ralph, as he sent it to me.

Great song! 8)

http://www.dorisday.net/stranger.html
What a difference a Day makes...

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Unread post by John M » 04 Mar 2007, 17:15

Sorry, Bryan! I resized the pics. Should be better! My apologies.

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Unread post by webmaster » 04 Mar 2007, 17:32

I wasn't thinking of you John, - more Howard who started it off! :lol:

But it's not a serious crime and I can live with it.
What a difference a Day makes...

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Unread post by Ralph » 04 Mar 2007, 18:20

howard wrote:What a GREAT job, John. Beautifully written!

I agree, what great liner notes. You hit all the right points...and it was well-written. Thanks for sharing, John. I have a friend in England who does compilations and writes liner notes. His name is Mick Patrick. And, a couple more from England, David Nathan ("The Soulful Divas"). He wrote the liner notes for Aretha Franklin at Fillmore West and others for my dear friend, Bettye LaVette.

Another Englishman I'm associated with is David Cole of IN THE BASEMENT magazine. It concentrates on Blues, R & B and Soul music. David took my advice and published a big article on my late pal, Timi Yuro (unfortunately, she died before it was published). David was nice enough to give me credit at the end of the piece.

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Unread post by John M » 04 Mar 2007, 19:47

Thanks Ralph! That's very interesting about your friends.

RE: Bryan's question of publishing my notes, I have been seriously considering writing a book for some time. Will Friedwald wrote a book on Sinatra's music called "Sinatra: The Song Is You," and that's kind of the thing I'm considering. Just focusing on Doris' records, song-by-song, album-by-album, in depth, and what makes them so great. It would be a lot more in depth than Santopietro's upcoming book, which is short and covers aspects all of Doris' career, not just the music.

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