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Doris Day, Back on the Radio Again!
Back in 1952 and 1953, Doris Day had her own radio program on CBS. She has not been back on the radio since. But that has changed. Thanks to hosts Janet Moore and Mike DeVita, Doris has returned once again, all day, all night. Her music lives again!
Some stations on special radio (like Pandora and Sirius) still play her music..rarely. One is even called Doris Day Radio, but even then, her music is rarely heard. The time has come for the world to realize just how good she always was. Even now, her music has that rare quality only applied to the very best. Composers and lyricists agree because they always wished that she would record their songs.
Doris had her beginnings as a singer back in the late 30's and early 40's, primarily as a vocalist with the Les Brown Band, Her recordings with him were very popular and more often than not hit the Top Ten or Twenty songs. "Sentimental Journey" is just one of those classics.
In 1947, Doris moved out on her own and signed a contract with Columbia Records as a single soloist. Strangely, her first big hit, in 1948, was a duet with stablemate Buddy Clark, both sides of which topped the Hit Parade and sold over a million copies. The songs were: "Love Somebody" and "Confess". That was followed by "It's Magic", one of her signature songs. Some folks remember only "Que Sera, Sera", another of her million sellers and an Oscar winner, but that was 1956, and along the way Doris recorded over 600 songs. Over a hundred of them charted. Some biggies include: "A Guy is a Guy", "Secret Love", "If I Give My Heart To You" and "Again".
Now, the two radio hosts have decided to sport a new station on radionomy.com that will be called "ddmagic". Why is this unique? Because this time around, listeners will hear Doris Day all the time. The only other voices that will be heard are from those with whom she is singing a duet or someone who is singing one of her songs. Host Janet Moore says, " This station will serve to show the magic of that special voice."
The station is continuous play so if you love Doris Day Music, you can hear it all the time. On the other hand, if you like Doris music but want to hear others, try the sister station, "Sentimental Journeys", also on radionomy.com. " If you are not really that familiar with Doris and her special music, you are in for a treat," says co-host, Mike DeVita. "After all, there was a reason why Doris was one of the top 5 female vocalists of all time and why she was the top female album seller of the 50's."
Ready to listen? Tune in to radionomy.com or use one of these links:
It's high time Doris got her proper due. Be happy she is back on the radio again!