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Doris Day Back on Radio Again!
At one time, Doris Day had her own radio program on CBS. She has not been back on the radio since. But that has changed. Thanks to host Mike DeVita, Doris has returned once again, all day, all night. Her music lives again! And it is about time.
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.
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 signed a contract with Columbia Records as a single soloist. 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 is your chance to tune in to a new station on radionomy.com that is called "songbook of memories". This is unique because listeners will hear Doris Day at least 50 percent of the time. The other voices that will be heard are voices and orchestras from the Great American Songbook. Host Mike DeVita says, " This station will serve to show the magic of that special voice. It has always been a pleasure for me to share the music of Doris Day, and it is still a pleasure today."
The station is continuous play so if you love Doris Day Music, you can hear it round the clock. " If you are not really that familiar with Doris and her special music, you are in for a treat," says Mr. DeVita. "After all, there was a reason why Doris was one of the top 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 and search for the station by name or use one of these links:
(The first of these will be up and running for at least 9 months. The second will be gone in a month if there are not enough listeners.) So tune in and keep Doris Day music alive! The company that supports the stations -radionomy- requires 130 listeners a day. You can do your share to keep this music alive and well simply by listening as often as possible.
It's high time Doris got her proper due. Be happy she is back on the radio again!