Actress and singer Doris Day made nearly three dozen films and more than recordings. At the height of her career, she topped both the billboard and the box office charts. Day died of pneumonia on Monday at the age of Day remains one of the most successful female movie stars of all time. She embodied the "girl next door" even in her 40s, which is probably why her films with Rock Hudson were so successful. A scene from 's Pillow Talk shows a split screen with Day and Hudson in their separate bathtubs, only it looks like they're in the same one — with their feet touching. That was Day at the height of her film success, but her career began as a big band "girl singer," and with Les Brown's big band she had one of the biggest hits of World War II: " A Sentimental Journey. The end of the war brought the end of the big band era and the beginning of Day's film career. It became her signature tune and went to the No.
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Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day. Les Brown and Doris Day C. At that time, WLW had a habit of taking local acts and turning them into national sensations. Their partnership resulted in her first number one hit, Sentimental Journey. Brown co-wrote the song in with Ben Homer , lyrics by Bud Green but was unable to record it due to the American Federation of Musicians strike against the record labels. The lyrics of that song, of longing and reunion, was the perfect soundtrack for the return home of the millions of servicemen who had done their duty. Remember her for that golden voice that pours from the past like honey, sweet, satisfying and something that never spoils. I just saw the headline on a news site.
Les Brown and His Band of Renown had been performing the song, but were unable to record it because of the —44 musicians' strike. When the strike ended, the band, with Doris Day as vocalist, had a hit record with the song, Day's first 1 hit, in About this same time, the Merry Macs had a recording following Brown and Day which featured a bouncy arrangement where the group modulates or augments the verse eight times in the last half of the song. A vocal feat for any group attempting to record a song in one take without the benefit of tape editing in that era of modern recording. The song later became something of a standard with jazz artists and was recorded by, among others, Buck Clayton with Woody Herman and by Ben Sidran. Frank Sinatra recorded his version of the song in
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