I Didn't Know About You - Les Brown & Doris Day

Talking about and listening to Doris Day, the singer.
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I Didn't Know About You - Les Brown & Doris Day

Unread post by Peter Flapper » 24 Jul 2016, 05:49

Hi all,

Came across this song from Doris Day & Les Brown:


It's uploaded by Kelly Shanahan, daughter of Dick Shanahan the drummer

Enjoy,

P

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Unread post by Jas1 » 24 Jul 2016, 09:51

Beautiful Peter, thanks for sharing, I love that song and it is great to hear Doris with Les' Orchestra doing a lovely version of it.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 24 Jul 2016, 10:49

Great find, Peter. Doris performed this song as part of an Armed Forces Radio Service program in October of 1944 at Bowman Army Airfield in Kentucky.

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Re: I Didn't Know About You - Les Brown & Doris Day

Unread post by Peter Flapper » 24 Jul 2016, 14:54

Hi all,

She also performed it on:
20 – 11 – 1944 Spotlight Bands (AFRS) program #524/679
From: Madison Square Garden, New York
With: Doris Day, Butch Stone, Gordon Drake
Music: Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
1. I Didn’t Know About You - Doris Day#
2. Sentimental Journey - Doris Day#

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Re: I Didn't Know About You - Les Brown & Doris Day

Unread post by texas gonzalo » 27 Jul 2016, 15:48

Hi Musiclover, on a recent post you stated that Doris Day sang "I Didn't Know About You" on a AFRS program from Bowman Field, Kentucky in October 1944. Before I make a correction to The Doris Day Definitive Discography, I want to verify your information. The only song I had noted during the 7 October 1944 Bowman Field session was "It Had To Be You." Please advise if I should make a correction to the discography.
Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by Musiclover » 27 Jul 2016, 20:42

Hi, Texas -
Yes, I think an addition to the AFRS program at Bowman Field would be good. It might have been on oldtimeradiodownloads.com that I recently listened to a broadcast of the Oct. 7, 1944 performance where Doris sang "I Didn't Know About You." Besides that song, the broadcast included an instrumental and a male vocal. Thanks for all your good work in assembling such a comprehensive discography.

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Re: I Didn't Know About You - Les Brown & Doris Day

Unread post by texas gonzalo » 28 Jul 2016, 20:47

Hi Musiclover, thanks for your information. The song "I Didn't Know About You" is now part of the discography.
Also thank you for your comment about the discography. I had always wanted to assemble The Doris Day Definitive Discography since none existed to acknowledge the great contributions Doris Day made to our music heritage. It is a pure labor of love dedicated to a great lady.
Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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