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Doris Day - On Moonlight Bay/Silvery Moon

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    2 LPs on 1 CD: ON MOONLIGHT BAY (1951)/BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1953). Personnel: Doris Day (vocals); Paul Weston & His Orchestra; Norman Luboff Choir. Originally released on Columbia (6186) and Columbia (6248). Liner Note Author: Mark Marymon......more

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Artist: Day, Doris
2 LPs on 1 CD: ON MOONLIGHT BAY (1951)/BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1953). Personnel: Doris Day (vocals); Paul Weston & His Orchestra; Norman Luboff Choir. Originally released on Columbia (6186) and Columbia (6248). Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont. Collectables violates chronological sequencing by pairing Doris Day's 1951 album On Moonlight Bay with her 1953 collection By the Light of the Silvery Moon on this two-fer CD reissue and thus skipping over I'll See You in My Dreams. But the reason is obvious. Both albums (and I'll See You in My Dreams, too, for that matter) contain Day's studio recordings of songs featured in her motion pictures of the same titles, and By the Light of the Silvery Moon was the sequel to On Moonlight Bay, both films following the romantic adventures of a couple played by Day and Gordon MacRae in the years before and after World War I. Unfortunately, MacRae does not appear; he was under contract to Capitol Records in the early '50s, while Day recorded exclusively for Columbia. But Jack Smith, the second male lead in On Moonlight Bay, steps in for him on a couple of tracks, performing duets with Day. (She handles all the songs from By the Light of the Silvery Moon by herself.) The songs are mostly period efforts, Tin Pan Alley novelties. (The exception is "Love Ya," which was written for On Moonlight Bay.) Day handles the material with her characteristic charm, but does better when the songs are better and better-known, which means that the first half of the album is generally stronger than the second half. Originally, both these albums were issued as eight-song, 10" LPs, so there are only 16 tracks here with a running time of 43 minutes, not particularly generous as Collectables' two-fers go. But the pairing is appropriate, and Day fans will welcome having these long-out-of-print recordings available on CD. ~ William Ruhlmann
See Also:
16 Most Requested Songs, Golden Girl: Columbia Recordings 1944-1966, The Great American Songbook, Collections, Sentimental Journey [Fabulous]
See Influences:
Frank Sinatra, Helen Humes, Ruth Etting, Judy Garland, Mabel Mercer, Rudy Vallee, Martha Raye
See Contemporaries:
Peggy Lee (Vocals), Anita O'Day, Jane Morgan, Les Brown, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Kay Starr, Betty Hutton, Jane Wyman, Keely Smith, Martha Tilton, June Christy, Fran Warren, Debbie Reynolds (Actress), Connie Stevens, Ginny Simms, Julie Andrews, Vera Lynn, Teresa Brewer, Dinah Shore, Jaye P. Morgan, Jo Stafford, Frances Langford, Patti Page, Eydie Gorme, Julie London, Rosemary Clooney, Jane Powell, Connie Francis, Helen Merrill, Dean Martin
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Moonlight Bay
  2. 2 Till We Meet Again
  3. 3 Love Ya
  4. 4 Christmas Story
  5. 5 I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
  6. 6 Cuddle up a Little Closer
  7. 7 Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)
  8. 8 Tell Me (Why Nights Are So Lonely)
  9. 9 By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  10. 10 Your Eyes Have Told Me So
  11. 11 Just One Girl
  12. 12 Ain't We Got Fun?
  13. 13 If You Were the Only Girl
  14. 14 Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
  15. 15 I'll Forget You
  16. 16 King Chanticleer
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Classic Pop Vocals
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Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
SPARS Coding:
43 : 4
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