Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Cuttin Capers/ Bright and Shiny
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Doris Day twinkles and shines !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cuttin' Capers/Bright and Shiny is a strong Doris Day twofer CD that has all the tracks from two of Doris' great record albums. This CD is a must-have for Doris Day fans; and the sound is excellent. The artwork is very well done as well.
"Cuttin' Capers" starts the CD with Doris singing her heart out--and she never sounded better! Doris sings this with great enthusiasm and it enhances her performance; the big band style arrangement works wonders for this tune as well. "Steppin' Out With My Baby" features Doris singing with a marvelous male chorus; she never misses a beat regardless of the tempo changes. Doris aces this effortlessly and I am very impressed! Listen also for Doris on "Makin' Whoopee;" Eddie Cantor loved to sing this little ol' tune and Doris makes it all her own with some tempo changes and her excellent voice. The horns make this number shine even more!
"Let's Take A Walk Around The Block" is a great Harold Arlen song that Doris sings very well--Arlen must have loved it! "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block" puts Doris squarely front and center--right where she belongs! "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" is a great number that Doris sings with panache; the music that goes with her vocals fits in perfectly to make "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" a most memorable number.
"Fit As A Fiddle (And Ready For Love)" is a number that only Doris could deliver so well as she does here; and there's also "Let's Fly Away." "Let's Fly Away" showcases Doris' fine vocal talents--the music is great but make no mistake about it--this is Doris' number.
"Singin' In The Rain" comes from the movie of the same name; and Doris delivers this with a rich, warm and vibrant voice. Doris was born to sing these tunes! "Happy Talk" comes from South Pacific and Doris does great justice to this show tune with her excellent vocal prowess. The music benefits from some mighty fine percussion as well.
"Make Someone Happy" has a great arrangement as Doris slows down the tempo to infuse this tune with a lot of romantic flavor. Doris' voice is as clear as a bell and she aces this without any trouble whatsoever. "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" is yet another number that showcases Doris' excellent singing talent; her slower than usual tempo for this number enhances its natural beauty.
Overall, this is one of Doris' best CDs out there; and her fans will love this one! People who enjoy classic pop vocals will love this album as well.
Happy music of the highest quality
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Doris recorded many different types of song but she certainly knew how to have fun. The two albums paired on this twofer - Cutting capers from 1958 and Bright and shiny from 1961 - are both packed with upbeat, happy songs with no hint of sadness anywhere, as a look at the song titles shows.Both albums really swing from start to finish. There are some classic songs here, including Happy talk (from South Pacific), Stepping out with my baby (an Irving Berlin song popularised by Fred Astaire), two Cole Porter songs (Riding high and Let's fly away), Singing in the rain, Making whoopee and On the sunny side of the street.Some singers struggle with the type of material to be found here, but Doris is in her element - her enthusiasm is infectious. If you are feeling sad, listening to this will help to cheer you up."