Les Brown, Jr. on Doris Day and a new recording!

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Les Brown, Jr. on Doris Day and a new recording!

Unread post by howard » 27 Jul 2019, 13:20

Just discovered this recent YouTube video of Les Brown, Jr. talking about Doris during the big band days, and even more interesting, he's working on a new DD project. Here's the link:

https://youtu.be/AgtrceAy2v0
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 27 Jul 2019, 14:57

Hi Howard,

Thank you for sharing. Hope to hear some of the songs soon. What a great way to make Doris music available to an new generation. It's also a tribute to Page Cavanaugh and his trio.

If anyone finds more information, please share.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 27 Jul 2019, 15:29

A fascinating interview, Howard -- and what a fun project for Les, Jr. Will eagerly await the release of this CD.

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Unread post by texas gonzalo » 27 Jul 2019, 20:40

Thank you Howard for posting the great find of the Les Brown Jr. interview. Everyone should listen to the interview and be thrilled with the anticipated release of the Hindsight Records CD. What we learn from the interview is the existence of previously unreleased Doris Day songs from 1952 with the Page Cavanaugh Trio. What I gleaned from the interview is that there are 15 tracks, including "Embraceable You" and "I Could Write A Book." Les Brown Jr. offered insights into Miss Day's association with Les Brown. Can you believe that Doris was a champion poker player when traveling with the Les Brown Band musicians? Also because of Doris, Bob Hope hired Les Brown and His Orchestra to play for his radio shows and world wide tours. That association lasted for 52 years, while Doris was with Bob Hope for 1 year. The superlatives Les Brown Jr. used to describe the Doris Day recordings used such words as incredible, perfection, and great energy. This posting and the ones that will surely follow show the need for this wonderful FORUM to continue and grow. Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by Johnny » 06 Aug 2019, 14:33

Thanks again Howard for sharing such great news. It made my day and I look forward to the release..
Johnny

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