It began in the late 30's with Barney Rapp and his Orchestra. Next, a short-lived round with Bob Crosby's Bobcats. Then came two stints with the Les Brown Band, followed by a Columbia Recording Contract, appearances on The Bob Hope and Your Hit Parade Radio Shows, a Warner Brothers Movie contract and her own radio show in 1952/53. Not long after, Doris became the Biggest Box Office Star in Movie History and the highest paid recording artist in the music business.She starred in two tv series. At the age of 88, in 2012, she had 3 new cds in the Top Selling records and is back in the limelight and popular all over the world, all over again!It's Magic! (Ditto in 2014, with a rare public appearance for her 90th birthday and another hit cd!)
THE FIRST MAJOR HIGHLIGHT FOR DORIS WAS A MILLION SELLING #1 RECORD WITH LES BROWN, THE TOP SELLING AND MOST POPULAR SINGLE RECORDING OF THE YEAR 1945 AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF ALL TIME,"SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"
Turner Classic Movies from Monday, March 26th until April 6th ran a mini-documentary about Doris' film career, narrated by her. The new 2CD set by Sony was released on her birthday, April 3rd. It is already highly charted in pre-sales on Amazon.com. Link to this video
ON April 1 from 9 till noon (California Time), you could hear a live celebration of Doris' birthday two days earlier, and she called in to the station. It streamed live on the internet fromKYAAmusic.com
BE SURE TO READ THIS ARTICLE FROM MUSIC NEWS.COM. (LINK)
AND IN ITS FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE, THE ALBUM HIT THE TOP 40 CHARTS. (LINK)
"QUE, SERA, SERA" WAS FINALLY INDUCTED INTO THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME. MAYBE THE FOLKS WHO PICK OSCAR WINNERS WILL SOME DAY GET IT RIGHT! LONG OVERDUE AND WELL DESERVED.CLICK THIS LINK.
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT THE COLUMBIA STUDIOS IN NEW YORK THE DAY OF HER FIRST SOLO RECORDING SESSION:
HERE ARE DORIS DAY AND KITTY KALLEN ON A PUBLICITY STINT IN NYC SOMETIME IN 1947
FOUR YEARS LATER, DORIS WITH HARRY JAMES ON A HIT SINGLE FROM 1951 NOBODY DOES IT BETTER.... "THE LULLABY OF BROADWAY" (click below)
AND THIS VERSION OF THE SONG IS THE FINALE FROM THE FILM, "LULLABY OF BROADWAY". TAKE NOTE OF THE DANCING. OTHER DANCERS HAVE SAID THAT BOTH DAY AND NELSON DID SOME DANGEROUS THINGS IN THIS DANCE WHICH THEY MADE LOOK EASY. UP AND DOWN STAIRS IN HIGH HEELS AND LONG DRESS IS A FEAT. DORIS AND GENE WERE BOTH UNDERRATED. IT IS TIME TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT HAS BEEN LONG OVERDUE..
FROM HER #1 SELLING ALBUM, "DAY BY DAY" COMES TWO OF 12 GREAT SONGS THAT WERE A HIGHLIGHT OF DORIS' SINGING CAREER:
"I REMEMBER YOU"
"I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME"
THIS IS A TERRIFIC ALBUM STILL AVAILABLE. ANYONE WHO WANTS A TRUE COLLECTION OF THE CLASSICS MUST HAVE THIS ONE IN A COLLECTION. LUCKILY FOR YOU, IT IS AVAILABLE TODAY AS A TWO-CD IN ONE COLLECTION ALONG WITH "DAY BY NIGHT".
FROM THE MOVIE JUMBO, TWO MORE GREAT ONES. THESE ARE SONGS THAT SHOW THE DRAMATIC QUALITY OF DORIS' VOCAL PHRASING.
"LITTLE GIRL BLUE"
THE TITLE SONG FROM HER SECOND MOVIE, 1949 "MY DREAM IS YOURS", BIG AT THE BOX OFFICE
THERE WERE LOTS OF GREAT SONGS IN "MY DREAM IS YOURS"/ THIS ONE WAS A HIT FOR DORIS WITH BUDDY CLARK: "I"LL STRING ALONG WITH YOU"
C'EST SI BON... DO YOU LIKE DORIS WITH A FRENCH ACCENT? This one was featured in her 3rd film, " IT'S A GREAT FEELING" from 1949. It's called:
THE VIDEO BELOW COMES FROM THE DORIS MARY ANN KAPPELHOFF TELEVISION SPECIAL FROM THE MID 1970'S. IT IS A RETROSPECTIVE OF DORIS' MOVIE CAREER AND FEATURES THE MAJORITY OF HER CO-STARS THROUGH THE YEARS, AS SHE MAKES BARBRA STREISAND'S HIT, "THE WAY WE WERE", ALL HER OWN:
SEE MORE OF DORIS DAY'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS BY CHECKING THESE LINKS: