Today, April 3, would have been Doris Day’s 98th birthday. Though she passed last year on May 13, her spirit remains very much with us. As we reflect on her singular life, and cherish her work as a singer, actor, humanitarian, and activist, we’re thrilled to share some very special news about an imminent event and upcoming releases.
This weekend, an online auction will take place at Julien’s Auctions including many clothing items from Doris’ movies and television programs in addition to jewelry, artwork, furniture, trinkets, numerous awards – including Billboard, Cashbox, and Downbeat awards for Best Female Vocalist – plus Grammy nomination certificates, gold records, acetate discs, items from her personal record collection, and other treasured memorabilia from her career. The property and memorabilia auction is being held tomorrow and Sunday, April 4 and 5, with all proceeds to benefit The Doris Day Animal Foundation.
The beautiful 700+-page catalogue can be viewed here. To register to bid, please do so NOW at Julien’s website: no later than 12 noon Pacific Time/3 pm Eastern Time. The deadline for bidding on the first half of the auction (lots 1-599) is this Saturday, April 4, at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern. The bidding deadline for the second half of the auction (lots 600-1099), is this Sunday, April 5, at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern.
That’s not all. Next Friday, Sony Music U.K. will release a new vinyl LP. Her Greatest Songs features 16 of Doris’ classics from 1948-1970 on pink vinyl. This new compilation draws on her classic Columbia recordings plus the vinyl debut of her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” recorded in 1970 for the 1971 CBS-TV special The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special. The release of Her Greatest Songs will also be available on Friday for streaming and download. It can be pre-ordered now at Amazon U.K., but please note that Amazon U.K. is not currently shipping items to the United States as a result of COVID-19. We hope that this sanction will be lifted as soon as possible.
Her Greatest Songs joins the recent release from Craft Recordings of Doris’ The Love Album on vinyl. Recorded over three sessions in May and June 1967, The Love Album found Doris delivering romantic versions of such classics as “For All We Know,” “Street of Dreams,” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight.” This vinyl edition marks its debut in the format. Please watch this space for upcoming news of future Doris Day releases!
Now, we’d like to share a selection of rare photos of Doris from the 1950s (all courtesy of The Doris Day Estate) as well as a wonderful, new video tribute that’s sure to bring a smile. You’ll also find the full track listing for Her Greatest Songs below. Please visit DorisDay.com for more information on how you can support The Doris Day Animal Foundation and all of the amazing work it does for our four-legged friends.
Doris Day, Her Greatest Songs (Sony Music U.K., 2020) (Amazon U.K.)
1. IT’S MAGIC (from Romance On The High Seas)
2. EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVER
3. SECRET LOVE (from Calamity Jane)
4. WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) (from The Man Who Knew Too Much)
5. WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
6. LULLABY OF BROADWAY (from Lullaby Of Broadway)
7. A VERY PRECIOUS LOVE
8. I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU (from Love Me Or Leave Me)
1. MOVE OVER DARLING (from Move Over Darling)
2. DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME
3. PERHAPS, PERHAPS, PERHAPS
5. MY ROMANCE (from Billy Rose’s Jumbo)
6. SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
7. FLY ME TO THE MOON (In Other Words)
8. BOTH SIDES NOW (previously unreleased on vinyl)