October 7, 2008 – 4:37 am

DORIS DAY R.I.P. 1922 - 2019

Hollywood legend Doris Day, whose films made her one of the biggest stars of all time, has died on May 13, 2019 at her home in Carmel Valley, CA after suffering from pneumonia. She was 97. Her death was announced by her charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation. The singer turned actress starred in films such as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk and had a hit in 1956 with Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). Her screen partnership with Rock Hudson is one of the best-known in the history of romantic movies. Her films, which included Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and That Touch of Mink, made her known around the world. But she never won an Oscar and was nominated only once, in 1960, for Pillow Talk, the first of her three romantic comedies with Hudson. Honours she did receive included the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2008. Her last release, the compilation album My Heart, went to No. 1 in the UK in 2011. Per Day’s requests, the Doris Day Animal Foundation announced that there would be no funeral services, gravesites, or other public memorials. - BBC

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Young At Heart Raw Sessions [no label, 1CD]

Outtakes, recorded in 1954.

Young At Heart was a 1954 movie starring Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. After a few years away from the pop singles chart of the day, the title song became a hit and was seen as a comeback single for Sinatra. While the track revived Sinatra’s career as a crooner, according to the wikipedia, the song also helped to cultivate the image of the romantic loner that was often personified in Sinatra’s albums.

An eight-track soundtrack (but without the title track) was released on vinyl when the film first came out. Subsequently, Doris Day’s songs can be found on the two-fer April In Paris/Young At Heart CD; and four Sinatra tracks, including the title track, can be found on the six-CD Sinatra In Hollywood 1940-1964 boxset. The complete soundtrack remains unreleased.

Here then are the raw takes of the Young At Heart recording sessions. Both consummate performers, Sinatra and Doris Day show how effortless the sessions seemed. Musically, Young At Heart is the essence of innocence although the original novel from where the story was derived was much darker. Hollywood then had a talent for making everything cheery and optimistic.

As the decades passed, the carpet got thicker. If you ever venture to read about Doris Day’s life story, you’ll be surprised at the many trails and tribulations she endured from divorces to law suits. But here at these sessions, there is the promise of a fairy tale ending.

In places such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Africa where copyright lasts for 50 years, music from this movie is already in the public domain. That means it can be shared freely or music companies can manufacture CDs with this music and sell them.

It seems quite an endurance to wait for an official release of these sessions. Sinatra is already dead. Day’s son Terry Melcher died in 2004, aged 62. Doris Day is 86. How long is too long?

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (256 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, this recording has never been officially released.

Track 01. Hold Me In Your Arms - Raw session (Doris Day) 5:51
Track 02. Ready, Willing And Able - Raw session (Doris Day) 2:52
Track 03. You, My Love - Raw session (Doris Day and Frank Sinatra) 8:22
Track 04. You, My Love 2 - Raw session (Doris Day and Frank Sinatra) 2:16
Track 05. Hold Me In Your Arms - Raw session (Choir) (Warner Brother’s Studio Choir) 1:42
Track 06. Someone To Watch Over Me - Raw session (Frank Sinatra) 2:54

Check out Sinatra In Hollywood 1940-1964 here; or Doris Day’s April In Paris/Young At Heart here. Or pick up the movie on DVD.

  1. 45 Responses to “YOUNG AT HEART RAW SESSIONS”

  2. Thanks again!

    Nice to hear some of ths stuff from time to time.

    By Society'sPliers on Oct 11, 2008

  3. The Chairman of the Board: Sinatra and Doris Day; WOW, this is a jewel. Thanks MUCH. [I actually do have something in common with my father!]

    By platterpile on Oct 17, 2008

  4. Always great to hear Out-takes of the “Chairman of the Board”. Anyone out there know if there are any Out-takes of Marilyn Monroe when she recorded for RCA in the 1950’s. This would be the Holy Grail for Marilyn fans.

    By Louis Porco on Oct 13, 2010

  5. thanks for the re-up, big-O!


    By I-) on Mar 16, 2012

  6. She represented a simpler and BETTER time. I remember all those romantic comedies and musicals from the fifties and sixties. My mom loved her . Those films like pillow talk with Rock Hudson were very funny . Great icons whether music and or movies and film , we are slowly losing them all . Soon no one will be left sad to say .

    By Bill on May 14, 2019

  7. Never heard of her .Who is she ? Why is this woman on a rock music blog ?

    By Pat Grooms on May 14, 2019

  8. Sinatra had a big un , no rumors but fact .

    By U L E on May 14, 2019

  9. Rumor has it Doris prefered big uns

    By U L E on May 14, 2019

  10. Rumor has it Frank gave her his big un from time to time

    By U L E on May 14, 2019

  11. R.I.P. Miss Day . Class personified , something that rarely exists today . I’m feeling very old and sad right now .

    By David on May 14, 2019

  12. Pat Grooms - the fact that you’ve not heard of her is probably more your fault than anyone else. Also, what makes you think this is a rock music blog? You clearly aren’t paying attention…

    By For Fuck's Sake!!! on May 14, 2019

  13. Rumor also has it that Doris had a steamy and torrid affair with baseball superstar Micky Mantle back in the early 60s . The Mick ‘ and Roger Maris appeared in That touch of Mink in cameos.

    By T J on May 14, 2019

  14. Mickey Mantle was apparently a great hitter both at the plate and also with The ladies

    By T J on May 14, 2019

  15. Rumor has it Micky had a big un

    By U L E on May 14, 2019

  16. Micky Mantle ‘ Roger Maris ‘ Sandy Koufax ‘ Whitey Ford ‘ Don Drysdale etc . Back then you still had great white players in sports . These days it’s pretty much all niggers

    By Jerry Disher on May 14, 2019

  17. The old time nigger players weren’t that bad though. Willie Mays ‘ Henry Aaron ‘ Bob Gibson ‘ Lou Brock ‘ Frank Robinson etc . They acted with dignity and respect. Not like these niggers today with all them damn tattoos

    By Jerry Disher on May 14, 2019

  18. Lots of memories about the 68 World Series. Cardinals vs tigers . Cardinals up 3 games to 1 and ahead in game 5 when Brock try’s to score from 2nd base standing up on a Javier single . Freehan blocks the plate and Brock runs into him . Ump calls him out on a close play . Detroit won that game and the next two in St Louis to win the series.Lolich outduels Gibson in game 7

    By John on May 14, 2019

  19. I was 16 at the time , over 50 years ago . Hard to believe. Where did the years go ? Seems like yesterday. I was a cardinal fan and they broke my heart . Gibson seemed invincible that year but Lolich beat him in game 7 . I cried for weeks . Still haven’t gotten over it . Brock to this day says he was safe at the plate in game 5 . That play turned the entire series around

    By John on May 14, 2019

  20. Lou Brock should have slid home instead of trying to score standing up . I was 11 at the time “ watched it on tv . He may have been safe . Back then there was no replay . What the umpire said was law . Cardinals blew that series up three to one . They won in seven games the previous year beating the Red Sox with Yastrzemski. Gibson beating Lonborg in game seven in Boston

    By Paul on May 14, 2019

  21. Don’t forget Curt Flood tripping in center field trying to field a Jim Northrop fly ball .It sailed over his head leading to three unearned runs in the seventh inning. Breaking up a scoreless pitching duel between Gibson and Lolich . This was with two outs . Mickey Lolich on only two days rest slammed the door on Gibson and the cards the rest of the way . Remember him jumping into Bill Freehans arms celebrating afterwards. Detroit Tigers were the champs . Bob Gibson amazing as always even in defeat went the distance. The runs he gave up in that game all because of Floods outfield blunder

    By Paul on May 14, 2019

  22. Those fckin mets broke my heart when they beat my orioles in 69 series. No way cleon jones tommy agee and the rest of those monkeys make those catches during the regular season. How do u beat a team that was the best in baseball and a pitching staff with palmer, cuellar mcnally. the robby boys boog. still pisses me off

    By THE ANTICHRIST on May 14, 2019

  23. Even as a cardinals fan . I must admit that 69 Baltimore Orioles team was the best team I ever saw .and I have seen a lot of baseball. How they lost to the Mets is baffling to me . Same with the Namath Jets over the Colts the same year .

    By John on May 15, 2019

  24. That stretch of 69 thru 71 should have made them 3 for 3 . They only won that 70 series against the big red machine and lost to the pirates in 71 another 7 game classic. Remember F Robinson barreling into Manny Sangillian to win game 6 forcing game 7 which they lost . Steve Blass pitched out of his mind and sons game 7. Clemente homered .Blass jumped into the arms of Bob Robertson

    By John on May 15, 2019

  25. Baseball is nothing today like it was then . Pitchers went the distance. Remember I grew up watching Gibson pitch 300 plus innings a season. In his 68 season he also pitched 13 shutouts and had 28 complete games in 34 starts . They lowered the mound after that and in 69 he still had 28 completed games and his era went from 1.12 to a whopping 2.18 so it didn’t really affect him or the great ones . Gibson , Palmer , Koufax, Marichal . All those guys . Nowadays a modern pitchers career would add up to maybe one season of those greats . They can’t go past five innings anymore. After watching what I did as a kid and you did adult I can’t stand the modern game of players being babied

    By John on May 15, 2019

  26. Mickey Lolich ‘ I hate you . i never got over 68

    By Cardinals Fan on May 15, 2019

  27. Pia Zadora was almost as good as Doris Fay

    By Yummy on May 15, 2019

  28. These are cool!

    I have hours of Sinatra Sessions that are just a Blast to Listen To!


    By leesa on May 15, 2019

  29. I was married to Frank Sinatra for many years and we had many problems. Money , depression, cigarettes, booze and infidelities among them . I always understand the unfaithfulness because Frank was a stud in the bedroom. As hard as I tried I just wasn’t enough to satisfy his appetite. Frank only weighed 120 lbs but 100 of it was Dic. I knew about the affairs with other singers and actresses. The way I looked at it was it gave me a break and allowed me time to get over the soreness.

    By Ava Gardnr on May 16, 2019

  30. And yes Doris was one of Franks many celebrity affairs. It wasn’t who had an affair with Frank as most did . A better question would be who didn’t. Not many

    By Ava Gardnr on May 16, 2019

  31. Delete and ban any comments from “Jerry Disher”. No use for idiots like him on this planet.

    By Jeff Knutson on May 16, 2019

  32. Jeff ‘ what about The Antichrist? Jerry hates blacks ‘ Antichrist hates Jews . Two peas in a pod ‘ also Derrick is pretty bad too

    By David on May 16, 2019

  33. Still don’t know about censorship though . I’d rather know that idiots are out there. I try to ignore the fools .

    By David on May 16, 2019

  34. Just tell the nigras to get rid of the tattoos. They look like the illustrated man . Stupid as shit

    By KKK member on May 16, 2019

  35. Axehandles for everybody.

    By Governor Lester Pickrick Maddox on May 16, 2019

  36. So Doris Day banged The Mick ‘ In the fifties and sixties Doris was the biggest star in the world and Mantle was the biggest sports star . Micky apparently told teammates and friends that Doris was the best fuck he ever had .

    By Don on May 16, 2019

  37. Supposedly she also banged LA Dodger shortstop Maury Wills who was black . She denied that one as that never would have been accepted by her movie going audiences

    By Don on May 16, 2019

  38. Jeff shut the fuck up u jew coksucker

    By THE ANTICHRIST on May 16, 2019

  39. This Jeff dude sounds like he loves coons . Probably approves of those apes with our white women too.

    By Derrick on May 16, 2019

  40. Doris Day’s son Terry Melcher was a staff producer at Columbia Records. He was instrumental in The Byrds (a ROCK band) becoming iconic. So you cock lovin’ trolls can take that and ingest that in your culos who think that this is only a cock rock blog.

    Oh wait…

    By not-a-troll-like-the-rest-of-u on May 17, 2019

  41. The top actress for over a decade, and the top female singer for over a decade. Doris Day was the real thing for her time.

    By ScarRad on May 17, 2019

  42. A little trivia. Terry Melcher supposedly was introduced to Charles Manson by Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys. Terry went to Charlie’s farm to hear him sing and play guitar . Terry wasn’t impressed and wouldn’t offer him a record deal . Charlie was furious and supposedly had Terry targeted for one of his murder sprees . Terry told his mom about the freak show and she convinced him to move before Charlie gave the murder commands

    By David on May 20, 2019

  43. Hearing about Charles Manson makes me ask if there are any of his recordings available? From what I know , he recorded a lot of songs in prison and was very good . Are there any Manson tapes available?

    By GW on May 20, 2019

  44. I believe he was a good friend of The Beach Boys and even recorded some songs with them .

    By GW on May 20, 2019

  45. The Beach Boys recorded one Manson song, “Cease to Exist”. Dennis Wilson altered it, bought the rights from Manson, and took writing credit. It appears on 20/20 under the title “Never Learn Not to Love”.

    Manson’s original version appears on his album “Lie”, which sold few copies at the time but was reissued on CD in 2006.

    By Rod on May 20, 2019

  46. Pat Grooms, who told you it is a “Rock” music blog?
    And who the hell are You anyway?
    You don’t run the site and you don’t contribute to it. Learn some manners.

    By (The Real) Tony on May 22, 2019

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