you who have done any research at all on music know that Barney Rapp had named her after a song she sang in the late 30's called DAY AFTER DAY (NOT to be confused with her hit, DAY BY DAY, with Les Brown). It is a known fact that Doris never recorded the song but she has referred to it in several interviews.
Wanting to hear how it sounded, I have checked many sources. I finally wrote to the music experts at ALL EXPERTS.COM. Here was their response:
The "Day After Day" that Doris Day sang (but didn't record) was composed by Richard Himber and Bud Green in 1938. It was recorded that year by Richard Himber & His Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra with vocal by Stuart Allen, and reached #4 on the U.S. chart for popular recordings. The song can be found at this link to a YouTube recording (at 14:46): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0xRVMP4cuU
The song was also recorded with a foxtrot rhythm by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest singing the vocals, also from 1938. Here is a YouTube link to a recording of that version:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICnSYmkfv8w
Recently Doris lost her beloved dog Duffy. Many of us know the pain of losing a pet. In memory of Duffy or anyone who has gone before us please consider a donation to the Duffy Day Lifesaving Program. You can read Doris's blog here. Doris Remembers Duffy
SEE OUR SPECIAL PAGES DEVOTED TO DORIS DAY'S BIRTHDAY...JUST CHECK THE ARCHIVES.
Now Available atAMAZON.COM(US and UK) Mike Devita Talks about Hollywood Icon DORIS DAY
ALL ABOUT DORIS DAY
The Doris Day Songbook
This is the perfect gift for yourself or any musician in your life!
Features 15 cherished favorites from the beloved singing actress: Day by Day * Don't Take Your Love from Me * Fools Rush in (Where Angels Fear to Tread) * Happy Endings * I'll Never Stop Loving You * I'll See You in My Dreams * If I Give My Heart to You * It's Magic * Pillow Talk * Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) * Quizas Quizas Quizas (Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps) * Secret Love * Sentimental Journey * Teacher's Pet * You Go to My Head. With an extensive biography and stunning photos this book makes a great gift for any Doris Day fan.
This page has been revamped, reorganized and upgraded. Originally, we had two pages devoted to Doris Day, our website favorite, but now you will find everything you need right here.
Both pages have been combined into one with subheadings. So, just check the subhead and click on what you are looking for...movies, music, interviews, pets, whatever....it is all here!
This main page will contain some general items or ads for what you can find on the sub pages. The way it is organized now will help you to load the pages more quickly and to maneuver more easily. We hope you like the new approach. Be sure to check out the page dedicated to Doris' son, Terry.
We were having some fun with some Doris songs and used them to create a funny interview which you can hear below. Just click on the player below and enjoy A FANTASY FUN INTERVIEW WITH DORIS DAY
WHERE IS DORIS TODAY? TWO ANSWERS FOLLOW....
Doris likes our site and all our listeners: LAST YEAR
A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE TO DORIS FEATURING CREATIONS OF SONGSANDMEMORIES REGULARS PREPARED BY JANET MOORE, ONE OF DORIS' HUNDREDS OF FANS AROUND THE WORLD:
A MINI-BIOGRAPHY FROM BIOGRAPHY.COM
With our "Just Doris" pages, and dorisday.com , almost anything you would like to know about Miss Day is covered! Also, check out this special video dedicated to Doris on her day...her first public appearance in 20 years:
THERE MUST HAVE BEEN THOUSANDS OF THEM, BUT THESE ARE SOME OF OUR ALL TIME FAVORITE PICTURES OF DORIS, AT ALL PHASES OF HER LIFE, ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL:
For many more great pictures of Doris, just click onto our FORUM pages, and find a lot of them right there!! Our forum members love to post pictures.
ON A RECENT SIRIUS XM RADIO SHOW, SEVERAL RADIO DEEJAYS AND OTHER PERSONALITIES WERE DISCUSSING THEIR ALL TIME FAVORITE RECORDS AND ARTISTS. I WAS NOT SURPRISED THAT DORIS WAS AMONG THEIR FAVORITES (SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DEEJAY FAVORITE); WHAT SURPRISED ME WAS THE SONG THEY CHOSE AS ONE OF HER BEST. ON SECOND LISTEN, NO ONE SHOULD BE SURPRISED; IT IS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!
DORIS DAY (FASHIONISTA)
THE CLOTHES BY IRENE FROM "MIDNIGHT LACE" (have fun with the translation)
AND MORE FROM "THAT TOUCH OF MINK"
SOME GREAT PHOTOS ON A YOUTUBE BY DAVID CARROLL (LINK)
BE SURE TO CHECK THE SIDEBAR MENU ON THE SUB PAGES FOR DORIS. YOU WILL FIND HOURS OF WATCHING AND LISTENING PLEASURE AS YOU MANEUVER THROUGH ALL THE PAGES. IF SOME THINGS ARE ON MORE THAN ONE PAGE, IT IS BECAUSE WE DEEMED THEM IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO REPEAT. SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY!
ALSO.............CHECK OUT OUR "ARCHIVE" PAGES. THERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CLICK ON AND LISTEN TO/WATCH PREVIOUS THINGS WE HAVE HAD ON THE SITE. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN LOOK AT THE "HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAGE" ALL YEAR, RIGHT ON THE ARCHIVES PAGE.