JUST DORIS...that's right, folks... a full page dedicatedto our website Favorite, MISS DORIS DAY
ESPECIALLY FROM DORIS TO ALL YOU MOTHERS OUT THERE, WISHING YOU A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY WITH A SPECIAL SONG:
NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT THREE (AND ONE HAS TWO CDS)
WITH THE AMAZING SUCCESS OF "MY HEART" AS IMPETUS, SONY MUSIC IS NOW RELEASING ITS FIRST NEW COMPILATIONS OF DORIS MUSIC IN MANY, MANY YEARS. CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE AND THE SONG LIST ON DORISDAYTRIBUTE.COM. (link) NOT ONE, BUT TWO! (LINK)
HERE IS THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE DAY HOUSEHOLD, HER NEW DOG WHICH SHE SAYS SHE APTLY NAMED, "SQUIRRELLY JACKSON". IT IS A COMBINATION OF POODLE AND TERRIER.
As of 3/19/2012: DORIS ON THE MUSIC CHARTS: First, keep in mind that "MY HEART" was released in November. "THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION" was not officially released until April 3 (Doris' birthday), but was selling through pre-order. "WITH A SMILE AND A SONG/2012" was released 3/17/2012. "DORIS DAY'S GREATEST HITS" was released in 1958. "DORIS DAY" (new/red cover compilation) release 4/24/2012.
At Amazon.Com (most popular purveyor of cds in the US):
HOT NEW RELEASES: Broadway & Vocalists: #15 "WITH A SMILE AND A SONG" Vocal Pop: #11 "WITH A SMILE AND A SONG" #89 "ULTIMATE COLLECTION" (pre-order/release 4/3) Easy Listening: #2 "WITH A SMILE AND A SONG" *84 "DORIS DAY" ( pre-order/release 4/24)
TODAY'S BEST SELLERS: Vocal Jazz: "MY HEART" #8 "GREATEST HITS" #36 Overall Jazz: "MY HEART" #25 Broadway & Vocalists: "MY HEART" #33 Vocal Pop: "MY HEART" #48
ANOTHER LOOK AS OF 5/4/12: HOT NEW RELEASES: #1 "With a Smile and a Song" Most Wished For: #1 "With a Smile and a Song" Easy Listening: #2 "With a Smile and a Song" Vocal Pop: #13 "With a Smile and a Song" #46 "My Heart" #82 "Doris Day's Greatest Hits" Contemporary Vocal Pop: #13 "My Heart" Vocal Jazz: #7 "My Heart" #13 "Doris Day's Greatest Hits" Oldies: # 24 "My Heart " #48 "Doris Day's Greatest Hits" "Ultimate Collection" seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle, but 3 collections going at one time on the charts is a great day for Doris!
BE SURE TO READ THIS ARTICLE FROM MUSIC NEWS. COM. (LINK) AND IN ITS FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE, THE ALBUM HAS HIT THE TOP 40 CHARTS. (LINK)
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES (TCM) HONORED DORIS DAY'S BIRTHDAY BY SHOWING 28 OF HER MOVIES DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL. HERE WAS THE SCHEDULE:
APRIL 2 8PM LULLABY OF BROADWAY 9:45 BY THE LIGHT OF
THE SILVERY MOON 11:30 MY DREAM IS YOURS 1:15 A.M. ON MOONLIGHT BAY 3 AM ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS 4:45 A.M. TEA FOR TWO
APRIL 3 HER BIRTHDAY 6:30 A.M. IT’S A GREAT FEELING 8 AM STAR LIFT 8 PM LOVER COME BACK 10 PM TOUCH OF MINK 12 MIDNIGHT MOVE OVER DARLING 2 AM DO NOT DISTURB 4 AM TUNNEL OF LOVE
APRIL 4 6 AM LUCKY ME 8 AM JUMBO 8 PM MIDNIGHT LACE 10 PM STORM WARNING 11:45 WINNING TEAM 1:30 JULIE 3:30 WEST POINT STORY
APRIL 5 8 PM PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES 10 PM THE THRILL OF IT ALL 12 MIDNITE THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT 2 AM IT HAPPENED TO JANE 4 AM APRIL IN PARIS
APR 6 8 PM LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME 10:l5 YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN 12 MIDNIGHT I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
SEE THE TRAILERS FOR ALL OF DORIS' MOVIES ON OUR "DAYDREAMING" PAGE and hear her 100 Top Charted Hit Singles! Also, hear selections from all of her best selling albums.
MARCH 4, 2012: SALES STANDINGS (AMAZON.COM) FOR DORIS DAY'S "MY HEART" CD IN THE US: VOCAL JAZZ #9 (111 DAYS IN THE TOP 10) OVERALL JAZZ #26 (111 DAYS IN THE TOP) BROADWAY & VOCALISTS #32 OVERALL POP #22 VOCAL POP #51 CONTEMPORARY VOCAL POP #16 POP OLDIES #16 This return to the charts has sparked sales of other Doris Collections, especially: "Doris Day's Greatest Hits" currently #19 in Traditional Pop and #24 in Traditional Vocal Pop as well as "Daydreaming:The Very Best of Doris Day " # 18 in Easy Listening and #34 in Pop Oldies.
Doris and son, Terry Melcher "HAPPY ENDINGS" from the "MY HEART" album by Doris
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From DORISDAYTRIBUTE.COM: Doris Day is currently doing a select amount of press to continue to promote the release of her new US album “My Heart“, as well as to publicize the new cds released for her birthday this year. In addition she helped to promote the week-long tribute to her movies on TCM (Turner Classic Movies on television.) American fans can look forward to even more great exposure which started appearing the week of thanksgiving and the week following (just prior to the release of the new album). As any Day devotee will know, it’s rare for the star to do press so we think it’s truly wonderful that she’s so passionate about a "return" to the limelight after so many years!
Below is a list of some of the publicity recorded. Keep posted for more news as we get it:
Online: Yahoo! and AOL and hundreds of others. Google (DORIS DAY/ MY HEART) and check it out!
YES, THIS REALLY IS A BIG DEAL! DORIS IS THE OLDEST STAR TO EVER HAVE A NEW RECORDING OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL IN THE TOP 10 ON WORLD MUSIC CHARTS! And such an array of new releases and tv publicity upcoming for her birthday this year is unprecedented.
A Message From Doris regarding our celebration of her birthday on sampod in April of 2011, especially for all our sampod listeners:
AND HERE IS THE MESSAGE DORIS SENT FOR ALL OF YOU FOR THIS YEAR, 2012:
Terry Gross Interview for Doris' Birthday on NPR (click link)
DORIS WAS INTERVIEWED BY BROADWAY STAR, MICHAEL BALL, ON HIS RADIO SHOW ON THE BBC LONDON AUGUST 21, 2011. NOW, YOU CAN HEAR THIS INTERVIEW AS THEY DISCUSSED HER THEN UPCOMING CD RELEASE AND HER CAREER.
SO MUCH FOR THE GLOBE and its usually trashy pictures of Doris! HERE IS THE MOST CURRENT PICTURE OF HER THAT IS BEING USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ADS FOR THE NEW CD RELEASE:
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT THE COLUMBIA STUDIOS IN NEW YORK THE DAY OF HER FIRST SOLO RECORDING SESSION:
FOUR YEARS LATER, DORIS WITH HARRY JAMES ON A HIT SINGLE FROM 1951>>> NOBODY DOES IT BETTER.... "THE LULLABY OF BROADWAY":
AND THIS VERSION 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:
"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:
"LITTLE GIRL BLUE"
THE TITLE SONG FROM HER SECOND MOVIE, 1949 "MY DREAM IS YOURS"
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: "AT ZE CAFE RENDEVOUS"
In a tv interview, arranger Frank Comstock (who was also a sometime neighbor and good friend to Doris) told the interviewer that there had been plans afoot for Doris to record an album of songs based on a classical theme. How cool would that have been? We do have one example of how it might have sounded. Here, from "Young At Heart" is a song based on Felix Mendelssohn's classic air, "On Wings of Song". This one was called
F L i P s I d E s: Sometimes a great song goes unnoticed because the flip side happened to be a big hit, and very often it is the fault of a deejay who does not play both sides.In 1947, Doris had a big hit with "PAPA, WON'T YOU DANCE WITH ME", deservedly so. HOWEVER, THERE WAS A GREAT SONG ON THE OTHER SIDE! It WAS popular on the jukeboxes; it just did not get the airplay it should have. So...here for your enjoyment is ''SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT ME, BABY"
+++ +++ +++ Watch our slideshow featuring the covers from Doris Day’s original Columbia Recording studio albums (30 albums from 1949 through 1967; a new one now out this year!)
From 1954's movie YOUNG AT HEART co-starring Frank Sinatra comes this exceptionally beautiful song. In the movie, Frank sang the song and Doris just did the finish of the song with him. Here she does the entire piece by herself, and it is definitely one of her best recordings and a great love song for anytime. (By special request from one of our forum regulars from the Deep South!)
"YOU, MY LOVE"
BIG MOVIE HIGHLIGHT SONGS
"IT'S MAGIC"from "ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS" 1948 1st film 1st Oscar Nominated Song
HERE IS ANOTHER GREAT SONG FROM "MY DREAM IS YOURS "; A REAL WINNER AND TOP JUKE BOX HIT CALLED "CANADIAN CAPERS"
THIS ONE GOT DORIS HER FIRST MUSICAL GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST SONG FROM A MOTION PICTURE. THE MOVIE: "CALAMITY JANE" THE SONG? A super hit from 1953/1954:
"SECRET LOVE" from "CALAMITY JANE" Academy Award Winning Song for 1953
THIS ONE GAVE DD HER SECOND GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST SONG FROM A MOTION PICTURE. THE MOVIE: "THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH"
"QUE SERA, SERA" (WHATEVER WILL BE. WILL BE) 1956"THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH" ANOTHER ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONG
"JULIE"1956 Title Song from the film was also nominated for an Oscar that year. Here are the screen title credits and first two scenes from the movie, which feature Doris singing the song. Co-star: Louis Jordan. The movie got its first "official" release on DVD and BLUERAY in 2011... It is a good thriller!
"SHAKING THE BLUES AWAY" Big Production Number from "LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME". 1955 Soundtrack album wasTHE #1 Selling Album for the year , and an all=time top seller.
Many of you know that our forum moderator, CarolJohnson, has great expertise in developing scrapbooksaround a theme, and she has made many of these whichhave been sent to Doris. Here are a couple with thanks to our embedded youtube links:
A RECENT SCRAPBOOK FROM CAROL FOR DORIS/DEDICATED TO HER SON TERRY. This one can also be viewed on Doris' own website, http://www. dorisday.com.
Here is one that Carol sent earlier developing the theme of Doris Day's tv series.
HERE ARE LINKS TO A FEW OTHER SCRAPBOOKS THAT YOU MIGHT ENJOY VIEWING:
RARE RECORDING BY DORIS WITH BOB HOPE ON A 1949 RADIO SHOW. A LIVE TRANSCRIPT OF A GREAT SONG, "BABY-IT'S COLD OUTSIDE"
HERE IS ANOTHER DORIS SONG TOO LONG FORGOTTEN/NOW ON YOUTUBE: "LOST IN LOVELINESS"
DO YOU REMEMBER THIS WONDERFUL SONG FROM HER 1954 MOVIE "LUCKY ME"? (IT WAS THE BEST THING IN THE MOVIE)
ANOTHER GREAT TREAT, THANKS TO C.S. SOME FOLKS HAVE THE KNACK! Doris sings in the mid 40's with Les Brown And His Band, "OH WHAT IT SEEMED TO BE"
AND ONE MORE GREAT VIDEO FROM CS DONE TO A BEAUTIFUL AND SENSUOUS DORIS SONG (WRITTEN BY NONE OTHER THAN COUNTRY SINGER WILLIE NELSON!!!!)
Remember this one from 1949? Listen to all the beautiful and haunting images throughout this song: "YOU GO TO MY HEAD"
FROM DORIS TV SPECIAL, FEATURING MANY OF DORIS' FILM CO-STARS
AN AMAZING BUT NOT WELL KNOWN SONG BY DORIS (songs of faith)
NO RHYME OR REASON......... Sometimes, we wonder why some things just did not happen. FIRST: WHY DIDN'T "IT'S MAGIC" win the Oscar over "Buttons and Bows" in 1948. No logical explanation. ANOTHER: In 1949, the top hit song from "IT'S A GREAT FEELING" was the title song. Why wasn't it this?
"BLAME MY ABSENT-MINDED HEART"
THAT WAS THE SAME YEAR DORIS HAD A GIGANTIC MILLION SELLING HIT WITH A SIMILAR SOUNDING SONG CALLED "AGAIN" (featuring the Mellomen)
SOME CALL IT A SONG OF FAITH; I CALL IT A CHRISTMAS SONG "SCARLET RIBBONS (FOR HER HAIR)"
NOW THAT THE SEASON IS OVER, WE HAVE DECIDED WE LIKE CHRISTMAS DORIS YEAR ROUND...SO ENJOY ANYTIME....
STILL AVAILABLE ON CD
NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
Still available on Cd
ALSO STILL AVAILABLE ON CD
AND NOW, THE COMPLETE DORIS DAY CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
AVAILABLE ONLY ON SPOTIFY: "I'D LIKE TO HITCH A RIDE W/SANTA CLAUS" (with Bing Crosby) "JINGLE BELLS" (Duet with Jimmy Boyd)
THE COMPLETE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY.COM. SEE OUR MUSIC PAGE FOR THE LINK.
FROM THE DORIS DAY TV SHOW:
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS WISHES FOR DORIS DAY FROM SOME OF HER FANS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS HERE ON SAMPOD. SCRAPBOOK PREPARED AND SENT TO DORIS BY CAROL JOHNSON.
A COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION Here is a little sample of the scrapbook That Carol did in a make-over of my old scrapbook albums, which I began back in 1948, my collection of everything I had about Doris Day. First you will see what my original album(s) looked like "before" (when Carol received them ) followed by the unbelievable transformation "after". Remember, because I had so many items that I had collected since 1948.....Carol could only take a few pictures of the finished product; it took (3) 100 page scrapbook albums to complete the job. You will see on a good many of the pictures where the tape had turned yellow and the articles were very old and crumbling because of all the years I've had them. She did a lot of cropping and trimming but some of the things just could not be covered up. Hope you enjoy seeing maybe some pictures of Doris you might not have ever seen and realize what a treasure trove Mike has in this collection.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.......... HERE IS A GREAT SONG BY DORIS FROM 1952 THAT SHE SANG ON HER RADIO SHOW; IT WAS NEVER RELEASED AS A SINGLE.
MORE NEWS ABOUT THE STILL POPULAR CD, "MY HEART" (over 4 months on the hit charts). Here from "TODAY SHOW" and "THE VIEW" at its initial release:
NOW...let's watch "WITH A SMILE AND A SONG/2CD" and "THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION" climb the charts as well; it has already begun, and DD is still setting records!
BE SURE TO ALSO CHECK OUT OUR PAGE CALLED "DAY DREAMING WITH DORIS DAY...LISTEN TO ALL THE SONGS BY DORIS THAT CHARTED IN THE TO0 100, WATCH TRAILERS FOR ALL OF HER 39 FILMS, AND SEE ALL OF THE ALBUMS SHE MADE THAT CHARTED IN THE TOP.
"IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU"--MUCH MORE POPULAR THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED! (CHECK OUT 26 DIFFERENT VERSION OF DORIS' BIG HIT!) THE LINK