Doris Day & Harry James – Young Man With A Horn (1954)

Doris Day & Harry James - Young Man With A Horn (1954)
Artist: Doris Day & Harry James
Album: Young Man With A Horn
Genre: Early Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1954
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
I May Be Wrong [00:03:04]
The Man I Love [00:03:08]
The Very Thought of You [00:03:03]
Pretty Baby [00:03:02]
Melancholy Rhapsody [00:03:07]
Would I Love You [00:03:03]
Too Marvelous for Words [00:03:17]
Get Happy [00:03:00]
I Only Have Eyes for You [00:03:21]
Limehouse Blues [00:02:20]
With A Song in My Heart [00:03:11]
Lullaby of Broadway [00:02:54]
Moanin’ Low [00:03:28]

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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.
Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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