Doris Day and Harry James on 78rpm

Pic of Doris Day and Harry James on 78rpm

This month, I decided to showcase a 78rpm from my collection featuring Doris Day and Harry James.  This was originally a part of a 4 disc set called "Young Man with a Horn", but I found it at the bottom of a dusty pile, no sleeve, lost to time in a second-hand store.  I cleaned up the shellac so we can enjoy this great music together.  The two songs I've included are: "The Very Thought Of You" written by Ray Noble and an instrumental called "Melancholy Rhapsody".

Listen to: "The Very Thought Of You" by Doris Day and Harry James from 1950

"Young Man with a Horn" was an album that was released by Columbia Records in March of 1950 featuring trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Doris Day performing songs recorded for the soundtrack of the film "Young Man with a Horn".

The film was loosely based on the life of Bix Beiderbecke. The soundtrack was played by Harry James and His orchestra. Doris Day, who appears in the film as well, provided the lead vocals on many of the album's tracks.

Listen to: "Melancholy Rhapsody" by Harry James and His Orchestra from 1950


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