Young Man with a Horn

Doris Day / Harry James

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Young Man with a Horn Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

The 1950 film Young Man with a Horn proved to be a pivotal point in Doris Day's career, as it represented her first major screen dramatic role. The soundtrack gave her an opportunity to return to big-band music, this time with Harry James leading the band. Naturally, the tunes in the film leaned toward the familiar, but those standards -- "The Man I Love," "Get Happy," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Too Marvelous for Words," among others -- provided an excellent showcase for Day's appealing voice, along with James' forceful solos. Technically, the recordings on Young Man with a Horn weren't the film originals -- they were studio recordings Day and James' band made after the movie was shot -- but these are terrific versions of these songs.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:04
2 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
3 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
4 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
5 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:07 SpotifyAmazon
6 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:03
7 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:17 SpotifyAmazon
8 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
9 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:20 SpotifyAmazon
10 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
11 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:10 SpotifyAmazon
12 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
13 Doris Day / Harry James feat: Harry James & His Orchestra 03:28
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