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Les Brown Orchestra/Doris Day Noncommercial Songs

Unread post by texas gonzalo » 07 Jan 2015, 02:18

The following listing includes all the known songs, recorded by Doris Day and Les Brown and His Orchestra, which were noncommercial in nature and were initially recorded on transcriptions, Soundies (black and white films), V-Discs or were featured on radio broadcasts. The songs recorded on transciptions were produced by World Program Service (WPS). The songs featured on radio broadcasts were produced by the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) on programs entitled Spotlight Band (SP), One Night Stand (ONS) or Magic Carpet (MC). There were some songs heard from so-called radio remotes or basic radio broadcasts, as were the first four songs listed below. The songs are listed in chronological order with the date the songs first appeared in other discographies. For many years the recordings were heard only through the original broadcasts, until record companies such as Joyce and Varese Saraband produced albums and compact discs featuring some of these rare recordings. There were other releases of these recordings from Lost Treasures, Collector's Choice and Real Gone Records. There were also postings of some of these recordings made through the Doris Day Web Forum. The Soundies appear periodically on the world wide web or in video compilations such as A&E Biographies. Keep in mind there might be other noncommercial recordings I might not be aware of, but for now I wish to share my current information on these rare recordings. Here goes, and let me know if you spot something amiss which needs correcting, or if you have additions to the listing.

1. Maybe - 25 October 1940 (Radio Broadcast) H
2. There I Go - 25 October 1940 (Radio Broadcast) # H
3. Morning On A Farm - 19 March 1941 (Radio Broadcast)
4. Amapola - 19 March 1941 (Radio Broadcast)
5. My Lost Horizon - 7 April 1941 S
6. Once Over, Lightly - 13 April 1941 S
7. Is It Love Or Is It Conscription - 21 April 1941 S
8. Embraceable You - 31 March 1944 (AFRS-Spotlight Bands #324) # P
9. San Fernando Valley - 31 March 1944 (AFRS-Spotlight Bands #324) P
10. I Can't Help It - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
11. A Kiss To Remember - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
12. I'm Making Believe - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
13. Love Letters (2:04) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) H
14. A Stranger In Town (2:41)- Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) H
15. It's Been A Long, Long Time (2:50) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) H
16. 'Tain't Me (2:43)- Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
17. A Wonderful Winter (1:47) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) H
18. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (2:27)- Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription)
19. That's For Me (2:30) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
20. It Might As Well Be Spring (2:50) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
21. We'll Be Together Again (2:47) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) P
22. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (2:29)- Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) H
23. You Won't Be Satisfied (2:33)- Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription)
24. Oh! What It Seemed To Be (2:25) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
25. Goodnight Wherever You Are (2:20) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
26. I Dream Of You (3:46) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) (1st heard 23 May 1944) # P
27. Swingin' On A Star (3:10) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
28. Two Heavens (2:47) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
29. Like Someone In Love (2:30) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) H
30. Sentimental Journey (2:54) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) # P
31. Invitation To The Blues (2:07) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
32. The Moon On My Pillow (2:34) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
33. Easy Street (2:31) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) # H
34. Some Sunday Morning (2:33) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) #
35. I'm Glad I Waited For You (2:22) - Spring 1944 (WPS Transcription) H
36. It's Love, Love, Love - 23 May 1944 AFRS ONS) # P
37. The Joint Is Really Jumpin' At Carnegie Hall - 25 May 1944 (AFRS Spotlight Band #526) P
38. Long Ago And Far Away - 7 July 1944 (Radio Broadcast) # P
39. It Could Happen To You - 10 July 1944 (AFRS ONS #302) # P
40. Amor - 17 July 1944 (AFRS ONS) P
41. It's A Crying Shame - 14 August 1944 (AFRS ONS) # P
42. Salt Water Cowboy - 2 September 1944
43. Sentimental Journey - 2 October 1944 (V-Disc 348(A)) V
44. It Had To Be You - 7 October 1944 (AFRS SB #487) # P
45. I Didn't Know About You - 30 November 1944 (AFRS SB #679)
46. He's Home For A Little While - 1944 (AFRS Basic Music Library BML P-284) # P
47. My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - 1944 (AFRS Basic Music Library P-284) # P
48. Take Me In Your Arms - 5 January 1945 (V-Disc 412(A)) V H
49. Don't You Know I Care - 15 January 1945 (AFRS ONS #494) # P H
50. Saturday Night - 15 January 1945 (AFRS ONS #494) # P
51. This Heart Of Mine - 6 February 1945 (AFRS ONS #596) P
52. Sleight Ride In July - 6 Fbruary 1945 (AFRS ONS #596) P
53. I'll Always Be With You - Early 1945 (AFRS Basic Music Library BML P-380) (1st heard 7 Feb 1945)
54. There, I've Said It Again - 19 April 1945 (AFRS ONS #808) P
55. My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - 25 April 1945 (AFRS SB #813) P
56. Till The End Of Time - 10 May 1945 (V-Disc 515 (A1), 275N) V
57. He'll Have To Cross The Atlantic - 10 May 1945 (V-Disc 515 (A2), 275N) V
58. Growing Pains - 26 July 1945 (AFRS ONS #673) # H
59. There's No You - 26 July 1945 (AFRS ONS #673) # H
60. Dream - 26 July 1945 (AFRS ONS #673) # H
61. I Wish I Knew - 24 July 1945 (ONS #682) # H
62. A Friend Of Yours - 7 August 1945 (AFRS ONS Fill #84)
63. A Red Kiss On A Blue Letter - 9 August 1945 (AFRS ONS Fill #90) # P
64. Along The Navajo Trail - 9 August 1945 (AFRS ONS Fill #90) # P
65. Blue Music - 9 August 1945 (AFRS ONS Fill #90) # P H
66. Out Of This World - 13 August 1945 (AFRS ONS #701) P
67. The More I See You - 28 August 1945 (AFRS ONS #803) P
68. The Man I Love - 11 September 1945 (AFRS ONS)
69. Aren't You Glad You're You - 1945 (AFRS Basic Music Library BML P-485) (1st heard 15 Sept 1945)
70. The Last Time I Saw You - 1945 (AFRS Basic Music Library BML P-486) (1st heard 15 Sept 1945)
71. I May Be Wrong - 1945 (AFRS ONS)
72. You Won't Be Satisfied - 23 November 1945 (V-Disc 600A1) V
73. Day By Day (2:40) - Early 1946 (WPS) (1st heard 16 January 1946)
74. In The Moon Mist (2:34) - Early 1946 (WPS)
75. The Deevil, Devil, Divil - 27 March 1946 (V-Disc 660 B2) V
76. The Moment I Met You - 27 March 1946 (AFRS ONS #936)
77. Everybody Says Hello Again - 3 April 1946 (AFRS ONS #954)
78. Are You Still In Love With Me? - 26 June 1946 (AFRS ONS) #
79. September Song - July 1946 (AFRS Magic Carpet #424)
80. My Number One Dream Came True - 29 August 1946 (Magic Carpet #451) (same as #81)
81. There's Good Blues Tonight - August 1946 (WPS)
82. The Deevil, Devil, Divil - August 1946 (WPS)
83. Welcome To My Dream - August-September 1946 (WPS) #
84. Tomorrow Is Forever - August 1946 (WPS) #
85. You May Not Love Me (2:33)- August 1946 (WPS) H
86. I've Never Foregotten - August 1946 (WPS)
87. Whatta Ya Gonna Do? - August 1946 (WPS)
88. Land Of Dreams - August 1946 (WPS) )1st heard 20 Aug 1946) (ONS#1098) P H
89. My Number One Dream Came True - August 1946 (WPS) (1st heard 29 Aug 1946)(MC#451)
90. South America Take It Away - August 1946 (WPS) (1st heard 27 Aug 1946 (MC#491)) M
91. Somewhere In The Night - August 1946 (WPS) H
92. If You Were There - August 1946 (WPS) (1st heard Aug 1946) (MC#458) H

Legend: # - released on album or cd
S - Soundie
P - posted by Peter Flapper
V - V-Disc
M - posted by Mikeydv
H - posted by Howard

Note: The following songs have been released on long playing (LP) albums or CD's (Some tracks are repeated in the different albums):

Sandy Hook LP JRC 1202 - #58, #59, #60
Joyce LP 1008 - #61, #63, #64, #65.
Joyce LP 1020 - #2, #16, #30, #36, #41, #47, #49, #50, #58, #59, #60.
Joyce LP 2007 - #25, #26, #27, #28, #32, #33, #83, #84.
Joyce LP 2013 - #43, #48
Soundies - #5, #6, #7
Lost Treasures - #10, #11, #12, #19, #20, #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #30, #31, #32, #38, #83, #84.
Collector's Choice (Complete Les Brown/Doris Day) #39, #78.
Real Gone Records - #34

Post Script: The listing shows 92 songs which were noncommercial in nature. Of these 70 have been made available as described immediately above, leaving 22 songs which few of us have ever heard. Hopefully these will become available in the future. Happy Days - Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by howard » 07 Jan 2015, 13:09

I believe No. 6 should be "San Fernando Valley"
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by texas gonzalo » 07 Jan 2015, 17:32

Howard,
Right you are! Thanks for the correction. If you spot anyting else let me know. Also if you are aware of other noncommercial Les Brown/Doris Day songs, let me know.
Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by Musiclover » 08 Jan 2015, 00:04

Texas Gonzalo,
Thanks for your ongoing work in compiling these lists. I made these observations:

1. My catalogue notes show that "I Dream of You" (#23) was first heard on May 23, 1944 and "I'll Always Be With You" on February 7, 1945.

2. You might double-check the April 19, 1945 date of "My Dreams Are Getting Better..." (#52). I believe that the commercially recorded rendition had already reached the top of the charts in March of 1945, so the April date as an initial performance seems not quite accurate. Correct me if I'm mistaken, though.

3. I have a copy of "A Red Kiss ..." (#58) showing that it was recorded commercially on Feb. 7, 1945, which pre-dates an initial performance of August 9, 1945.

4. I believe that #64 & #65 ("Aren't You Glad..." and "The Last Time...") were first heard on Sept. 15, 1945 and #67 ("Day by Day") on January 16, 1946.

5. #74 ("Deevil, Devil, Divil") had already been recorded on a V-disc on March 27, 1946.

6. My notes show that #81 ("My Number One Dream...") and #82 ("South America...") were first heard on August 29, 1946 and August 27, 1946, respectively, both at the Hollywood Palladium, and that #81 was the last song Doris sang with Les Brown in a live performance. Assuming that is accurate, then #73 through #84 would have been heard in August, but not in September -- except for #74 as noted above.

7. Maybe I missed them on the list, but "Till the End of Time" and "He'll Have to Cross the Atlantic" were V-discs dated May 10, 1945 and May 17, 1945, respectively.

Probably you already know this, but some others may not: A musicians' union ban on recordings, which lasted from August of 1942 to mid-November of 1944, was the reason that so many songs first heard on radio during that period were not commercially recorded until late 1944 and subsequently. For example, "You Won't Be Satisfied ..." (#20 on your list), although first heard in the spring of 1944, was both recorded commercially and as a V-disc in November of 1945.

Thanks again for such good work.

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Unread post by texas gonzalo » 09 Jan 2015, 02:18

Dear Musiclover.
Thanks for all the comments and notes you provided. I have incorporated most of your comments as you can see by the revised listing, as follows:

1. The dates you noted are now part of the listing.
2. Song #52 (My Dreams....Time" is a new version as featured in the Spotlight Band program Peter posted.
3. Song #58 (Red Kiss...." is I believe is also a new version.
4. The dates you noted are now part of the listing.
5. Although #74 "Deevil..Divil" had been recorded as a V-Disc, this is a new recording made for World Program Service.
6. your notes for #81 (My Number), and #82 (South America) are well taken. My own notes showed these songs were performed at the Hollywood Palladium for AFRS Magic Carpet. Your notes are now part of the listing. It appears that #81 (My Number) could be the last live song Doris sang with Les Brown in the Magic Carpet #451, but there was a later Magic Carpet (#491) on 27 August 1946 when Doris sang "The Whole World Is Singinng My Song" and "South America Take It Away".
7. You did not miss the V-Discs. I never included them, but they should have been part of the listing and they are now included, as are the V-Disc for "You Won't Be Satisfied" and "Deevil, Devil, Divil".

You will note that I wedged the new titles between the old numbering system so that everyone can see the addtitions. When the dust settles, I will renumber the listing. Thanks for your input. I want this list to be as accruate and complete as possible, and i appreciate your input very much. Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by Toby_Martin » 09 Jan 2015, 09:51

Thank you Texas and Music Lover for all your dedication and hard work in making these lists available to all Doris Day fans! -Toby/Craig Are either of you on my Facebook friends list? :)

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 09 Jan 2015, 12:56

Hi Texas & Musiclover,

Thank you so much for this great work. It will make searching to "new" music a lot easier.

Keep up the good work,

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Unread post by GlitterGrace » 01 Jan 2016, 09:02

texaas gonzalo wrote:Dear Musiclover.
Thanks for all the comments and notes you provided. I have incorporated most of your comments as you can see by the revised listing, as follows:

1. The dates you noted are now part of the listing.
2. Song #52 (My Dreams....Time" is a new version as featured in the Spotlight Band program Peter posted.
3. Song #58 (Red Kiss...." is I believe is also a new version.
4. The dates you noted are now part of the listing.
5. Although #74 "Deevil..Divil" had been recorded as a V-Disc, this is a new recording made for World Program Service.
6. your notes for #81 (My Number), and #82 (South America) are well taken. My own notes showed these songs were performed at the Hollywood Palladium for AFRS Magic Carpet. Your notes are now part of the listing. It appears that #81 (My Number) could be the last live song Doris sang with Les Brown in the Magic Carpet #451, but there was a later Magic Carpet (#491) on 27 August 1946 when Doris sang "The Whole World Is Singinng My Song" and "South America Take It Away".
7. You did not miss the V-Discs. There are a few left here of the Phen375 bottles. I never included them, but they should have been part of the listing and they are now included, as are the V-Disc for "You Won't Be Satisfied" and "Deevil, Devil, Divil".

You will note that I wedged the new titles between the old numbering system so that everyone can see the addtitions. When the dust settles, I will renumber the listing. Thanks for your input. I want this list to be as accruate and complete as possible, and i appreciate your input very much. Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo
92 songs is way more than I would have thought! I'm going to try and find them all on Youtube and create a playlist unless it's already been done?

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