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Secret Love [Bear Family] [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. It's So Laughable
    2. Something Wonderful
    3. We Kiss in a Shadow
    4. Very Good Advice
    5. Tell Me (Why Nights Are Lonely)
    6. Till We Meet Again
    7. Moonlight Bay
    8. My Life's Desire
    9. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
    10. Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All It's Own)
    11. Love Ya
    12. Cuddle up a Little Closer
    13. Shanghai, (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going to)
    14. Lonesome and Sorry
    15. Ask Me (Because I'm So in Love)
    16. Kiss Me Goodbye, Love
    17. Got Him Off My Hands (But Can't Get Him Off My Mind)
    18. Baby Doll
    19. Oops
    20. If That Doesn't Do It
    21. Domino
    22. Makin' Whoopee
    23. It Had to Be You
    24. My Buddy
    25. One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else, The
    26. 'Moonlight Bay' Interview
    0. DISC 2:
    1. I'll See You in My Dreams
    2. I Wish I Had a Girl
    3. Ain't We Got Fun
    4. Nobody's Sweetheart
    5. How Lovely Cooks the Meat
    6. Sugar Bush
    7. Guy Is a Guy, A
    8. Little Kiss Goodnight, A
    9. Gently Johnny
    10. Who Who Who
    11. Take Me in Your Arms
    12. Make It Soon
    13. My Love and Devotion
    14. It's Magic
    15. When I Fall in Love
    16. Cherries, The
    17. April in Paris
    18. No Two People
    19. You Can't Lose Me
    20. I Know a Place
    21. That's What Makes Paris Paree
    22. I'm Gonna Ring the Bell Tonight
    23. Second Star to the Right, The
    24. Your Mother and Mine
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Mister Tap Toe
    2. Ma Says, Pa Says
    3. Full Time Job, A
    4. Beautiful Music to Love By
    5. You Have My Sympathy
    6. Let's Walk That-a-Way
    7. Candy Lips
    8. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
    9. King Chanticleer
    10. I'll Forget You
    11. If You Were the Only Girl in the World
    12. Your Eyes Have Told Me So
    13. Ain't We Got Fun
    14. Just One Girl
    15. By the Light of the Silv'ry Moon
    16. Ain't We Got Fun - (remake)
    17. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
    18. Purple Cow, A
    19. Kiss Me Again, Stranger
    20. Black Hills of Dakota, The - (quartet)
    21. 'Tis Harry I'm Planning to Marry - (quartet)
    22. Just Blew in From the Windy City
    23. This Too Shall Pass Away
    24. Woman's Touch, A
    25. Choo Choo Train
    26. Secret Love
    27. I Can Do Without You
    28. Deadwood Stage, The
    29. 'Secret Love' Interview
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Love You Dearly
    2. Lost in Loveliness
    3. I Speak to the Stars
    4. What Every Girl Should Know
    5. Blue Bells of Broadway, The
    6. I Speak to the Stars
    7. Kay Muleta
    8. Anyone Can Fall in Love
    9. Jimmy Unknown
    10. Someone Else's Roses
    11. If I Give My Heart to You
    12. There's a Rising Moon (For Every Falling Star)
    13. You My Love
    14. Hold Me in Your Arms
    15. Til My Love Comes to Me
    16. Ready, Willing and Able
    17. Two Hearts, Two Kisses (Make One Love)
    18. Foolishly Yours
    19. I'll Never Stop Loving You
    20. Love's Little Island - (take 9)
    21. Ooh! Bang! Jiggily! Jang!
    22. Let It Ring
    23. I've Gotta Sing Away These Blues
    24. Live It Up
    25. I'm a Big Girl Now
    26. When I'm Happy
    27. Love's Little Island - (take 1)
    0. DISC 5:
    1. It All Depends on You - (mono)
    2. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) - (mono)
    3. Stay on the Right Side, Sister - (mono)
    4. Mean to Me - (mono)
    5. Everybody Loves My Baby (But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me) - (mono)
    6. Sam, The Old Accordion Man - (mono)
    7. Shaking the Blues Away - (mono)
    8. Ten Cents a Dance - (mono)
    9. I'll Never Stop Loving You - (mono)
    10. Never Look Back - (mono)
    11. At Sundown - (mono)
    12. Love Me or Leave Me - (mono)
    13. Never Look Back - (mono, audition)
    14. Overture - (stereo)
    15. It All Depends on You - (stereo)
    16. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) - (stereo)
    17. Stay on the Right Side, Sister - (stereo)
    18. Everybody Loves My Baby (But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me) - (stereo)
    19. Mean to Me - (stereo)
    20. Sam, The Old Accordion Man - (stereo)
    21. Shaking the Blues Away - (stereo)
    22. Ten Cents a Dance - (stereo)
    23. I'll Never Stop Loving You - (stereo)
    24. Never Look Back - (stereo)
    25. At Sundown - (stereo)
    26. Love Me Or Leave Me / Finale
    27. Ten Cents a Dance - (alternate take, mono, short version)
    28. Love Me or Leave Me - (alternate take, mono)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 15746

  • Credits

    The second of Bear Family Records four-box survey of Doris Day's music is not quite as strong or interesting as its predecessor, which is not to say that it doesn't have some great moments, in jazz as well as pop. The 1951 vintage material here is not too far removed from the sophisticated pop and vocal jazz that Day was doing in the late '40s -- indeed, listening to this set's first CD, one realizes that it could easily have been folded into the preceding It's Magic box. But before long, Columbia Records seems to have directed her into a more mainstream pop approach and repertory, and while Day's style is almost always intriguing enough to justify giving her a lesson, she simply isn't pushing very hard the way she seemed to be on her earlier sides. There are also various duets amid the nearly six hours of music here, with Frankie Laine, Donald O'Connor, Danny Thomas, and Johnnie Ray, of which the latter are the most satisfying, although all display some measure of charm. Still, the sad truth is that generally, as the early '50s wound into the mid-'50s, Day's output became less inventive and ambitious. The big exception, fortunately for owners of this set, comes on disc five, which is given over to the recordings that she made in connection with the movie Love Me or Leave Me, in which she performs the repertory associated with singer Ruth Etting -- this is as good as it was going to get for Day at this point in her career, almost the equivalent for her of what Blue Rose (which was done at just about the same time, curiously enough) was for her Columbia Records labelmate Rosemary Clooney. These songs recall the hot Doris Day of the prior decade, and shake the entire set out of its cutesy pop doldrums. The sound, as one would expect, is superb, and the annotation is extremely thorough, with a full sessionography contained within a very handsome LP-size hardcover book that is profusely illustrated. ~ Bruce Eder

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