Top 10 Favouite Doris Day Albums

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Top 10 Favouite Doris Day Albums

Unread post by Johnny » 25 Jun 2015, 18:06

1. Day By Day
2. Day By Night
3.Latin for Lovers
4.The Doris Day Christmas Album
5. The Love Album
6.Love Me Or Leave Me Soundtrack
7.Love Him
8.I Have Dreamed - Duet With Andre Previn
9. My Heart
10.Billy Rose's Jumbo Soundtrack
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Unread post by Tybear2015 » 25 Jun 2015, 20:48

Johnny,

They are all great, very hard for Doris fans to choose. Love them all! thank you Johnny for the rankings.

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Unread post by Jas1 » 26 Jun 2015, 07:36

As at today- as it changes:-

1. Love me or leave me - soundtrack.
2. Cuttin Capers.
3. Day by Day
4. Latin for lovers.
5. Duet.
6 Sentimental Journey.
7. What every girl should know.
8. Love him.
9. Day by Night.
10. Showtime.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 26 Jun 2015, 13:01

Hi there,

Love too much to choose, but for today I think:
1. Love Him
2. I Have Dreamed
3. You'll Never Walk Alone
4. Show Time
5. My Heart
6. Duet
7. You'll Never Walk Alone
8. Love Me Or Leave Me
9. Billy Roses Jumbo
10. The Moonfilmalbums
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Unread post by webmaster » 27 Jun 2015, 06:46

Something like this but not in any particular order:

Hooray for Hollywood
Cuttin' Capers / Bright & Shiny - one CD
Duet
Latin for Lovers and Love Him - one CD
I Have Dreamed and Listen to Day - on one CD
The Pajama Game
Love Me or Leave Me
You're My Thrill
Show Time and Jumbo - on one CD
The other one I would select a compilation of her popular songs and hits from her films
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Unread post by jmichael » 27 Jun 2015, 08:08

I love these lists -

Duet
Day By Night
Day By Day
Latin For Lovers
Love Me Or Leave Me Soundtrack
Hooray For Hollywood
Showtime
Jumbo! Soundtrack
Pajama Game Soundtrack
The Love Album

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Unread post by Musiclover » 27 Jun 2015, 10:53

Day by Day
Day by Night
Latin for Lovers
Hooray for Hollywood (both volumes)
I Have Dreamed
Love Me or Leave Me
Sentimental Journey
The Love Album
Canadian Capers
Duet

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Unread post by tonysimone » 27 Jul 2015, 13:31

This is a great topic and I wrapped my head around it for several days. The challenge for me was that, unlike a lot of singers, even Sinatra, Doris's singing is always consistently fine. I've never heard her "off". It's the damndest thing.

So I decided to rate the albums based on the material and the charts. Maybe it's because I hate what Mitch Miller did to so many otherwise good singers, but I find a lot of the material Doris recorded to be uneven. Most of the charts are very good, especially Weston's.

After a lot of back and forth and a couple of long yellow legal pad pages, I don't have ten top albums, but I do have five:

Day by Day
Day by Night
The Latin Album
Showtime
I Have Dreamed

Those are in the lists of many of you, too, so thanks for giving me the chance to noodle this one.

Cheers!

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Unread post by Jas1 » 27 Jul 2015, 13:57

Thanks for your list Tony. Good choices.

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Unread post by webmaster » 27 Jul 2015, 17:18

That is a good choice, Tony, but can I challenge you to name five more? :wink: (I'm surprised Duet isn't on your list - Doris at her best, I think.)

Your last one, I Have Dreamed, is one of my top favorites. Starting with the knock-out dreamy cover!
The songs are so lush, or should I say the arrangements. I'm thinking of My Ship, Someday I'll Find You, etc. I must have played it hundreds of times when I first bought it! :D

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Unread post by tonysimone » 12 Aug 2015, 14:04

Thanks and I'm embarassed to have forgotten "Duet", I'm an idiot. Previn made a lot of good records back then and I love the Dinah Shore and Diahann Carroll albums, too. My favorite track on the Duet album is "Give Me Time", which I took upon myself to learn.

I suppose the other album I should have mentioned is "Hooray for Hollywood", which is also uniformly great, and the tunes themselves are all first rate, as are the charts.

If I could take all the albums and make my own compilation of a "super album" I would. Hey, not a bad idea and I'll do that and put it up for everyone's input. I'll do that over my vacation in the Adirondacks, where I'm from and hide for a couple weeks every year.

Thanks again and sorry I'm not on here more, I'll remedy that, too.

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Unread post by Ania » 19 Aug 2015, 08:02

1- Latin For Lovers
2-Doris Day & Les Brown - The Complete Works
3-Doris Day - Love Me Or Leave Me(musical soundtrack)
4-Doris Day - I Have Dreamed
5-My Heart
6-Doris Day - Golden Girl-Columbia Recordings 1944-66
7-100 Hits Legends-Doris Day
8- Young Man With A Horn
9-Andre Previn & Doris Day- Duet
10-Doris Day - You'Re My Thrill

I love all the songs performed by Doris difficult to choose one disc... But I tried...


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