Take a sentimental journey with Doris Day, revisiting her phenomenal career as one of the best-loved of all entertainers through her 53 finest recordings.
Doris von Kappelhoff (b.1922) became, as “Doris Day”, a major star fronting Les Brown (whose centenary is celebrated this March) and his Band of Renown, then went on to even greater heights in Hollywood, eventually to become one of the most successful box office stars of all time. A vivacious blond with freckles, she began as a tomboy (Calamity Jane) before being given a clean-living, girl-next-door image as America's perpetual virgin in sophisticated sex comedies. Oscar Levant famously quipped: “I knew her before she was a virgin”.
Doris Day's clear, intriguing singing voice brought her extraordinary success. No fewer than 36 chart hits – seven of them million-sellers – are included in Retrospective’s compilation of the very best from her heyday. As well as the hits there are many wonderful ballad interpretations (That Old Feeling, The Very Thought Of You, With A Song In My Heart . . .), alongside duets with Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine, Buddy Clark, Donald O’Connor and Johnnie Ray.