If Doris would re-record just one more song....

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If Doris would re-record just one more song....

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If Doris would re-record one more song, which would you choose? Wouldn't it be wonderfully magic if she would consider it?

I ask this because Rosemary Clooney re-recorded "I'll Be Seeing You" in 1990 and she sounded fabulous. In case you haven't heard her click here

http://solosong.net/seeingyou/seeingyou.html [url]

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Thats a tough one - possibly 'Close your eyes' or 'A very precious love' or 'Time to say goodnight'- of course many would perhaps want an up to date 'Secret Love' ?

I love Rosemary Clooney's voice - early and the later stuff. She had many opportunities to re-record songs she had done early in her career and whilst there is no doubt her range had narrowed, her interpreations were [for me] equally spot on and wonderful. Oh what could have been for Miss Day!

Loved it during the birthday phone in when someone calling in urged Doris to do just one more album of Sondheim - would love to hear her do 'I'm Still Here'

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Hmmm, very interesting question, Diane. I think maybe "Our Love Is Here To Stay," but without the dopey male background singers this time.

Jas, I've always dreamed of hearing Doris sing "Send In The Clowns" and "Anyone Can Whistle."
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I have Send In The Clowns on my laptop.. and I was having that exact thought just the other day John.. hmm weird.. lol
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Well, I've said many times that Doris could have done wonders with any number of contemporary composers whose songs she never (or barely) covered when she was still active in the business.

Here's a little fantasy album idea of mine:

Doris Day -- Hello Again

Anyone Who Had A Heart -- Burt Bachrach & Hal David
The Waters of March -- Antonio Carlos Jobim
A Case of You -- Joni Mitchell
Send in the Clowns -- Sondheim
All is Fair in Love -- Stevie Wonder
Losing My Mind -- Sondheim
I Just Called to Say I Love You -- Stevie Wonder
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? -- Bergmans & Michel Legrand
The Look of Love -- Bacharach & David
I Won't Send Roses -- Jerry Herman
You and I -- Stevie Wonder
The Windmills of Your Mind -- Bergmans & Michel Legrand
Circle of Life -- Elton John & Tim Rice

PS: one standard that I don't think she recorded is another great missed opportunity: I would love to have heard her sing a jazzy version of "Stardust."

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Michael, I would love that album!

It's funny, I was just listening to Linda Ronstadt's version of "Anyone Who Had A Heart" and was thinking that I'd love to hear Doris do the Bacharach-David songbook. A dream match of voice and melodies.

You know, Doris did record "Stardust" with the Page Cavanaugh Trio, but it's not a very jazzy version. But it's gorgeous nonetheless.
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OOOH --- that would have been great --- I can hear her singing
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life --- that would have been
perfect for her ! And ditto for The Look of Love :lol:

Great list of songs for her !
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Re-record? I'd like to hear "AGAIN" again, at a later stage in her career.

If she DID record "Again" again, let me know, thx...

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John, thanks for letting me know she did record the classic "Stardust" with Page Cavanaugh. I will have to look it up. Love that song!

I'm listening to "Day by Day" as I type this. Ah, dreamland....what a voice.

What the chances we could get her back into the recording studio again? Slim to none, I suppose, but thank goodness for the 500 plus recordings we do have to enjoy over and over again.

Cheers y'all,

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Michael:

Here's the best cd to find it on. This is the one sanctioned by Doris, who writes a blurb in the liner notes and provided the master tapes. BTW, I'm the "A Customer" who wrote the review in December of '98.

http://www.amazon.com/s-wonderful-Doris ... 58&sr=1-19

And here's it's companion cd, also well worth the money...

http://www.amazon.com/Sentimental-Journ ... 167&sr=1-4
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John, thanks for the scoop, I look forward to getting this.

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Hi guys -

My first post as a new member! Yay!

My choice would be "Stars Fell on Alabama"...I loved Doris' original version of the song. It had her trademark "dreamy" quality to it, and I would love to hear her interpretation from a later time.

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hmm... I heard one on the radio broadcast yesterday that I really enjoyed.. yes everyone, I'm still listening to it.. daily..

I think it would be great if she did..

At Sundown or Tea For Two..

everytime I hear Doris sing Tea For Two.. I get tears in my eyes.. if you listen to her sing it carefully, it's actually pretty sad.. she's singing about a life she always wanted, but never got.. did anyone else notice this???

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I would have to agree with John, in that I would love for her to have recorded Send In The Clowns and of course, anything from Phantom Of The Opera...such as Music of the Night or All I Ask. That would be heaven.
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Ave Maria

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I would love to hear Doris Day's version of: Ave Maria in Italian.

A sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-7l-45u ... re=related

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Peter, I agree. I would love to hear Doris do either Gounod's or Schubert's Ave Maria. But I think I still prefer it Latin.
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