Doris Day -Blue Skies Album -Compilation

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Doris Day -Blue Skies Album -Compilation

Unread post by Johnny » 24 Jul 2017, 14:37

The Doris Day Blue Skies album is a British release by Kaz Records. It was released on April 27-1999.

There are 22 songs listed.

My Blue Heaven
September In The Rain
'S Wonderful
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
Stardust
Blue Skies
I've Gotta Sing Away These Blues
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Sentimental Journey
I Could Write A Book
Singin' In The Rain
I'm A Big Girl Now
S'posin
You Outta Be In Pictures
I'm In The Mood For Love
Be Anything, But Be Mine
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Light Your Lamp
A Hundred Years From Today
Just You, Just Me
Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Crying My Heart Out For You

This is a wonderful album to relax with on a Sunday afternoon when you are reading a great book. My favouites on this album
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are: Just You, Just Me, September In The Rain, Stardust, and the title song Blue Skies.
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Unread post by Jas1 » 25 Jul 2017, 08:53

I have this on CD from years ago and highly recommend - DD sounds fabulous and very jazzy on many - I particularly love "I'm a big girl now"; "Don't worry bout me" and "I got a right to sing away these blues" - listen to how long DD holds the end [high] note in I'm a big girl now! Wonderful!

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Unread post by Musiclover » 25 Jul 2017, 11:36

I have this CD, too. It contains some of the best jazz renditions DD ever recorded, including "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good," which just knocks my socks off every time I hear it. To me, it's superior to Billie Holiday's and Ella Fitzgerald's versions. James, I agree about "I'm a Big Girl Now"'; it was recorded just as rock songs were beginning to get a stronghold on the charts, and I think it proves DD's little known ability in that genre.

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Unread post by Jas1 » 26 Jul 2017, 05:40

Musiclover- I agree about [and had forgotten about] DD's version of "I got it bad" - and she sings it [also in my view] superior to Billie, Ella, Anita and others who have sung it - and Doris sings it in a slightly different way than is usually sung.

On this note- DD is the only artist I've ever heard who [in the song "But not for me" - from her Day by Day album] - in the verse sings the lyric "than any Broadway play could guarantee..." - rather than "Russian play..." as all others sing.

Wonder why? I like the difference in this.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 26 Jul 2017, 12:10

Probably changing the lyric from "Russian play" to "Broadway play" was done simply because it's easier and more poetic to sing the word "Broadway" than the word "Russian" (no offense meant to Ira Gershwin).

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Unread post by Jas1 » 27 Jul 2017, 05:35

Could be- re change of lyric - I like the Broadway reference.

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