Doris major impact on the world of musical entertainment began when she started singing with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, in 1940. Les and the orchestra members treated her like a favorite sister, and for 6 years (on and off), she became the most famous (and the best paid) big band singer in the world, between times off to get married.
On another of our musical pages for Doris, you can see all the songs by her and Les which hit the Top of the Hit Parade (see Doris' Top 100 Hits). But this page is devoted to those little known songs by this winning combination. Some were recorded and rarely heard. Some were sung over the radio or in person and taped but never released. It is high time the world had access to these wonderful performances, and they are also important when looking at this fabulous singer historically.
CLICK ON THE AUDIO PLAYERS BELOW TO HEAR SOME OTHER LIVE PERFORMANCES BY DORIS AND LES FROM THE MID 40'S
"Love, Love, Love"; "There's No You"; "Don't You Know I Care"
"He's Home For A Little While"; "It's A Crying Shame"; "There I Go"; "Growing Pains"
BELOW ARE THE SONGS BY DORIS AND LES THAT CRACKED THE TOP 100 (HEAR THEM ON THE DORIS TOP 100 PAGE or CLICK ON THE SONG TITLE BELOW):