Thursday, May 1, 2008

City Songs: (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going to) Shanghai

Doris Day: (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going to) Shanghai


Before she became the biggest star in Hollywood, Doris Day was one of the biggest big band singers in the country (that's a lot of bigness). In fact her singing career continued from the 40s through the 60s. She retired from it all in the late 60s, today living quietly in Carmel. Vanity Fair just published an excerpt from her forthcoming biography, Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door, to be published next month.

This tune comes from a double-disc anthology spanning her entire career and it's a great way to get to know Day's ouerve. Just about all of her songs are terrific fun.