We COULD be talking about six packs of beer, but that would not apply. Doris may fancy wine, but not beer. We COULD be talking about six pack abs, but that probably does not apply either. WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT is 6 pack songs for you to enjoy...a total of 66 of them. Below you will easily hear why it is often said that Doris could sing ANYTHING because she has! IN EACH INSTANCE, WE HAVE PROVIDED 6 SONGS IN EACH PACK THAT DEMONSTRATE THE TOPIC, ALL TAKEN TOGETHER TO SHOW THE INFINITE VARIETY THAT WAS/IS/WILL BE DORIS.....A TRUE MUSICAL TREASURE.
SIX PACK #1 A GIRL AND A TRUMPET:
A harmonious vocal blend of a great voice and a famous trumpet, supplied on five of the songs by Harry James and on one provided by the orchestra of George Siravo. Songs in the first set include:
"TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS" (from YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN)
"WITH A SONG IN MY HEART" (from same film)
"WOULD I LOVE YOU" (Top 10 hit for Doris & Harry in 1951)
"THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU" (from YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN)
"PRETTY BABY" (1950'S single release with George Siravo Orchestra)
"LULLABY OF BROADWAY" (Hit single by Doris and Les from 1951)
SIX PACK #2: THE NOVELTY NUMBERS (as only she could sing them)
Novelty, cute, nonsensical...however you describe them, Doris was well noted for her ability to take songs that were whimsical and turn them into popular hits, popular with adults and kids as well.
Songs in Pack Two include:
"A PURPLE COW" "I SAID MY PAJAMAS" "MISTER TAP TOE" "OOH! BANG! JIGGLY JANG!: "ORANGE COLORED SKY" "10,432 SHEEP" (from WEST POINT STORY)
SIX PACK #3: THE BIG #1 MILLION SELLING HITS
It was no easy feat to place a record in the Top Ten or Twenty in the 1950's when so many hundreds of them were released on a daily basis. The competition was even more of a problem because so many different artists covered the same songs. Doris had over a hundred top 100 hits, and many of them were top ten or twenty. These are the ones which hit #1 and even in this list one can hear the infinite variety in her vocal style. (For all of Doris' charted hits, check out "Music" page under The Doris Day Navigation Menu.)
Songs in Pack Three include:
"A GUY IS A GUY" (1952) "AGAIN" (1949) "IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU" (1954) "IT'S MAGIC" (1948) from "Romance on the High Seas" (Oscar Nomination) "QUE SERA, SERA" (1956) from "Man Who Knew Too Much" (Oscar Winner) "SECRET LOVE" (1953) from "Calamity Jane" (Oscar Winner)
SIX PACK #4: DORIS DUETS WITH THE GUYS
Once Doris signed a contract as a single artist with Columbia Records, she began doing duets with Buddy Clark. They had quite a few hits together, and her first #1 Million Selling Single was on a duet with Buddy Clark. After Buddy died, she had hit duets with many artists including: Frank Sinatra, Guy Mitchell, Frankie Laine and Johnny Ray. All of them were hit records.
Songs in Pack Four include:
"CANDY LIPS" (1953) one of three hits with Johnny Ray "LOVE SOMEBODY" (1948) one of the many hits with Buddy Clark. (Gold Record) "NO TWO PEOPLE" (1952) with Donald O'Connor "SUGARBUSH" (1952) a big seller in the US and the UK with Frankie Laine "A LITTLE KISS GOODNIGHT" (1952) with Guy Mitchell "LET'S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK" (1949) with Frank Sinatra
SIX PACK #5: DORIS AND ALL THAT JAZZ
Certainly no stranger to the world of jazz, Doris began swinging with the best of them even before she started her career as one of the most popular band singers of the 1940's while she was with the Les Brown Band. Rightly so, Doris is often listed as one of the jazz legends. The following group of songs demonstrate just a few of her many jazz recordings from 1950 through the mid 60's.
Songs in Pack Five include:
"I'M A BIG GIRL NOW" "NO MOON AT ALL" "THE LADY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU" "I MAY BE WRONG" (HARRY JAMES) "MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE" / "NOBODY'S HEART" (ANDRE PREVIN TRIO)
SIX PACK #6: THOSE LUSH BEAUTIFUL BALLADS
Doris herself has said that she prefers to sing a beautiful ballad over anything else. And of course her vocal styling on a soft ballad is incomparable. Many of the composers of standards songs have said that if Doris sings it, that is the way it is meant to be.
Songs in Pack Six include:
"I'LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU" (from LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME) "DAY BY DAY" "I HAVE DREAMED (from THE KING AND I) "THE MORE I SEE YOU" "THERE'S A RISING MOON" (from YOUNG AT HEART) "I REMEMBER YOU"
SIX PACK #7: THE LATIN BEAT
Bossa Nova and the latin beat go back for years. Very early in her career, Doris crooned such tunes as "The Coffee Song", "Enjoy Yourself" and "South America, Take It Away". So when Bossa Nova Music had a surge in popularity, it was no surprise that Doris released an album called LATIN FOR LOVERS.
From that terrific album, we offer the following songs in Six Pack #7:
"FLY ME TO THE MOON (IN OTHER WORDS)" "BE MINE TONIGHT" "BE TRUE TO ME" "DANSERO" "PERHAPS, PERHAPS, PERHAPS" "QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS"
SIX PACK #8 DORIS AND LES
In the mid 1940's, Doris was the vocalist with Les Brown and His Band of Renown. During her stint with Les and the Band, she recorded almost 100 songs. Of these, at least 15 were in The Top Ten. Two of them ("Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time") put Doris in a position of becoming the most popular female band vocalist in the world, as those two songs became the biggest hits of 1945.
THE HIT SONGS IN THIS PACK INCLUDE:
"MY DREAMS ARE GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME" "YOU WON'T BE SATISFIED UNTIL YOU BREAK MY HEART" "TILL THE END OF TIME" "I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT" "THE WHOLE WORLD IS SINGING MY SONG" "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"
SIX PACK #9 STILL MORE BEAUTIFUL BALLADS
There can never be too many ballads by a singer like Doris...so we continue our six packs with one more jump into the ballad blends for which Doris is most noted, and it is a good way to go!
SONGS IN THIS PACK INCLUDE:
"CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU" "SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE" "LOST IN LOVELINESS" "THROUGHT THE EYES OF LOVE" "A FOOL SUCH AS I" "THE EVERLASTING ARMS"
SIX PACK #10 IN A HOLIDAY/SEASONAL MOOD
There are musical listings for Doris on both her dedicated music page as well as on her Doris at Christmas page, as well as on the "Music" page in our navigation bar. But nowhere do we have a sampling of the seasons/holidays. So...here you go:
So we start the Seasonal Doris with SPRING (just about everyone's favorite time of the year), walk our way through summer, tiptoe through fall, and blaze into winter. SONGS IN SIX PACK #10 INCLUDE:
"IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING" (This one comes from her HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD LP). Doris sang this song originally with the Les Brown Band; this time around it gets the lush treatment it deserves. "ORANGE COLORED SKY" Not often associated with Summer, but the blazing orange sky and drinking in sunshine certainly fit the mood, not to mention the probable summer love. This song was the first by Doris to be released on a 45 rpm single when they first came out. "SUMMER HAS GONE" Unlike our webmaster, many people enjoy summer and summer weather and lament the fact when it is gone, along with all the summer romances. Doris does the same. "AUTUMN LEAVES" This is the classic song to usher in Fall, and the version by Doris is a very popular one, rightly so. The sadness of the season (uh huh) comes out clearly in this rendition. "LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!" Certainly a song that well represents the Winter Season. Most people speed it up, but snow is seldom a fast event like a thunderstorm; it slowly brings inches and inches to the ground. We agree with Doris...let it snow! "WINTER WONDERLAND" And if it does snow for hours and hours, the results are certainly spectacular as expressed in this popular seasonal favorite.
SIX PACK #11 COUNTRY GIRL DORIS
SONGS INCLUDED: With "Her Country Cousins", she sings: "Game of Broken Hearts" "Quicksilver" and "I'll Never Slip Around Again" With Johnny Ray from 1952: "A Full Time Job" Last,but not least: "Someone Else's Roses" and "Losing You"