With a Smile and a Song

With a Smile and a Song

by Doris DayDoris Day


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In conjunction with Turner Classic Movies (TCM), With a Smile and a Song presents 30 examples of Doris Day during her popular peak, which is the dozen-year period from the early '50s to the mid-'60s, when she was lighting up the silver screen as well as the charts. Compared to earlier double-length collections (including the one to beat, Golden Girl: Columbia Recordings 1944-1966), this one focuses less on her big-band beginnings and commercial hits, with more time spent on songs from the great American composers and the songs she sang in movies. (Day helped out with the compilation of With a Smile and a Song, which can explain many of the differences.) Of course, there's a spot for her best-loved hit, "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," as well as "Pillow Talk" and "Secret Love" and "By the Light of the Silv'ry Moon." Unlike previous sets, though, this one values her work on the great vocal standards: "You Go to My Head," "My Romance," "Fools Rush In," "But Beautiful," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "Love Me or Leave Me," and "It Had to Be You." Although it's always valuable to hear how well Doris Day sang during the '40s, with Les Brown and others, this collection offers as much as any other to show how Day became one of the best and best-loved vocalists of the 20th century.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2012
Label: Masterworks
UPC: 0886919518429
catalogNumber: 195184
Rank: 37008

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Day   Primary Artist
Allyn Ferguson   Conductor
Jack Marshall   Conductor
George Siravo   Conductor
Ray Heindorf   Conductor
Mort Garson   Conductor
George Stoll   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Doris Day   Executive Producer
Allyn Ferguson   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Osvaldo Farrés   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Joe Seneca   Composer
David Foil   Liner Notes
Frank Churchill   Composer
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Larry Morey   Composer
Edward Madden   Composer
Donald Borzage   Composer
Jesse Cavanaugh   Composer
Gus Edwards   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Percy Wenrich   Composer
Carter Wright   Composer
Buddy Pepper   Composer
Inez James   Composer
Laura Kszan   Product Development
Jennifer Liebeskind   Product Development
Scott Farthing   Marketing
Leslie Collman-Smith   Marketing
Joseph Davis   Composer
Bob Bashara   Executive Producer

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