Doris Day

Sentimental Journey: The Uncollected Doris Day (1953)

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Like a float in a parade, Doris Day's lavishly spectacular voice is a confection that glides smoothly our way on these 16 songs. She sings these concise versions of old favorites with perfect economy and a basic brilliance.

Her voice has such emotional scope that, while she keeps her delivery succinct, "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" and "When I'm Happy" still dazzle the listener. Her radiance and sunny gusto is most evident on the torch songs, and she creates masterpieces of grief and yearning; "Coffee, Cigarettes and Memories" and "I Got it Bad" are as affecting and as naturally rendered as Day's signature song, "Sentimental Journey." These are fine, flawless, and seductive performances.

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