Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Doris Day, Dinah Shore|
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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CHRISTMAS WITH DINAH & FRIENDS
tallguy | 11/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The highlight of this Cd is hearing a very young Peggy Lee sing a live version of "The Christmas Song" and the Dinah Shore tracks are nice(as far as I know Dinah's only Christmas songs). Most of these selections were taken from V-Discs and radio broadcasts. Recommended to jazz vocal buffs as well as casual listers alike."
tallguy | 12/15/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with tallguy - this is bad. This CD sounds like it was recorded off of an old radio broadcast - and I don't mean at the station! The sound is awful and the quality makes me wonder if this might not be a bootlegged copy of the songs. It sure isn't a studio quality recording. I cannot believe anyone connected with any of the recording artists would have approved this release. A junior high student with a cheap cassette recorder and an equally cheap radio could make a recording this good.Even if you are a fan of the 40's-type music, DON'T BUY this one! Stick with the "Doris Day Christmas Album" because it is so much better."
Take into account the source material
DVD buff | Austin, TX USA | 06/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"OK, so this isn't a great-sounding CD. Or even a good-sounding CD. It's a historical document. Perhaps the manufacturer of the CD should have put something to that effect on the cover. But it's by no means horrible.
Doris Day Christmas material is easy to come by. Not true for Christmas songs by Dinah Shore. While there are really only three Christmas songs sung by Dinah here (plus parts of a medley), these are rare and valuable additions to the Dinah Shore catalog.
The poor quality of the CD obviously comes from the source material. I have no knowledge of the original source, but I'm guessing that this was taken from an acetate transcription of a radio broadcast from probably 1949 or 1950.
So don't buy this if you're wanting some nice Christmas songs by Doris Day; stick to her Christmas CDs. But for the collector of all things Doris and Dinah, this is a must. And it's really cheap!"