RIP Doris Day

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  1. Blazer

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    May she rest in peace.

    To people my age and from my native country of the Netherlands we know her because of THIS album by the Ska band Doe Maar.

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    The title translates into "Doris Day and similar pieces" it was thanks to that album that the band broke huge.

    Here's the title track but it's not a song about Doris Day per-sé but more about how awful Dutch television was, the lyrics mentioning Opera singer Marco Bakker and TV Personalities Willem Duys and Henk Van Der Meyden who were our equivalents to Bob Barker and Johnny Carson.

    Here's a translation to what the lyrics say.

    I know about a good venue
    Which has all the best bands play
    And you'll always find the familiar faces there
    So shut up, don't argue with me
    Shine your shoes, get your hair in order

    Hey, there's nothing on TV
    Just one of Doris day's old movies
    And what about channel 2?
    A Viennese operetta.
    NO!
    There's a button on your TV
    Which puts an end to the misery
    Just push that button and come with me
    We'll go paint the town red.

    Oh yuck what a bummer
    When Marco is caterwauling
    Or those dull documentaries
    Is there nobody who can liberate us
    Of Willem Duys and Van Der Meyden?

    And just hear them all lisping (Ratta-tah)
    In those game shows and quizzes (Ratta-tah)
    Well it's human to make mistakes (Ratta-tah)
    Don't you think it's all just bullcrap?
    Infantile and just stupid.
     
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  2. jackinjax

    jackinjax Friend of Leo's

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    Doris Day was my mother's favorite actress. RIP Doris Day.

    Edit: deleted references to erroneous information and video.
     
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    The Warner Bros. film Calamity Jane was released in the theaters November 4, 1953, the week before I was born. Doris Day sang "Secret Love" in that flick. I'll be performing that song this week at the seniors communities for which I play, as a tribute to this talented singer and actress.
     
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    Except that's Debbie Reynolds.
     
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    Nothing much I can add. Beautiful, talented, and by all accounts a huge heart. RIP
     
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    You’re welcome (btw , she’s in her early 50’s here)

     
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    "And Doris Day".

    RIP Americana icon. We dug it.

     
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    Always got those two confused. Thanks for catching that. Well, Debbie Reynolds was Mom's second favorite. I'll take down the YouTube video. :oops:
     
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    . Oops. Sorry
     
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    Nobody but me knew she was singing that song directly to me!! :)
     
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    i had a crush on doris when i was little.RIP.
     
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    Great actress, great voice but it's her animal advocacy that gets her my vote. Good human being.
     
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    One of my all-time favorites. A very talented lady indeed.
     
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    From everything I've seen or read, Doris was truly a wonderful human being. But I'll go ahead and say what some of us must be thinking, Doris was a hottie!
     
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    Sometimes I think her ability as a comedienne, actress and animal right activist hero, distracts heavily from the solid fact that she was an extremely good and talented vocalist. Never mind which genre and all that, just listen to the basic ability there. Really world class. We fall over ourselves to say wonderful things about Billie Holliday and Sarah Vaughan and so on, but in some ways (however inconvenient this may be) Ms. Day had them all covered. I mean, someone like Rosemary Clooney, Teresa Brewer or Dinah Shore - not even close. I would say Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin are out front but then list sputters out.
     
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    I almost started this thread myself but knew someone else would do the honors. Thanks.

    Doris Day was more a part of my grandparents generation. As a kid I fell in love with her voice before I even knew who she was.

    Growing up in the 70s, Doris Day wasn't on the radar of cool lady singers like Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, and Linda Ronstadt...

    Except that she was cool. Maybe even the coolest.

    I "rediscovered" Doris Day in the 80's when I saw the movie, "See You In My Dreams", as a late night rerun on cable TV.

    She actually plays her own piano parts in addition to singing.

    That one movie opened my eyes to what a heavyweight musician she was. Then I learned about her animal advocacy activities, and I've had a full on crush ever since.
     
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    I guess because we didn't have TV most of my childhood, what I knew about Doris Day was just the records - possibly an occasional movie at the drive in. The impression I got of her Screen Career was she was doing the saccharine thing - trying to out-do Julie Andrews and all that and that's just too wholesome for my tastes. I wish I'd stayed strictly with what I heard over the stereo system speakers - because these were quality recordings and lest we forget, a lot of what was recorded back then was pretty awful. Even if she's "Parent's Music" or even "Grandparent's Music" I still say she, like for example Louis Armstrong, passed the test of time. Durable stuff that is more majestic than dated by a long shot.
     
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