Hooray for Hollywood (album)

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Hooray for Hollywood
Compilation album by Doris Day
Released 1958
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Doris Day chronology
Day by Night
(1957)
Hooray for Hollywood
(1958)
Cuttin' Capers
(1959)

Hooray for Hollywood is a two-album set recorded by Doris Day, released by Columbia Records. Frank De Vol arranged and conducted the orchestra for the recordings.

The two-album set was released by Columbia under the catalog number C2L-5, but each individual LP was also released in both monaural and stereophonic versions as indicated below.

Volume 1[edit]

Volume 1 was released by Columbia on October 20, 1958. The catalog number of the mono version was CL-1128, and of the stereo version, CS-8066. On April 23, 2007 it was released, together with You'll Never Walk Alone, as a compact disc by Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hooray for Hollywood" (Richard A. Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
  2. "Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin)
  3. "It's Easy to Remember" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
  4. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
  5. "I'll Remember April" (Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye)
  6. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Mercer)
  7. "Over the Rainbow" (Arlen, E.Y. Harburg)
  8. "Our Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  9. "In the Still of the Night" (Cole Porter)
  10. "Night and Day" (Porter)
  11. "You'd Be So Easy to Love" (Porter)
  12. "I Had the Craziest Dream" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)

Volume 2[edit]

Volume 2 was released by Columbia on January 19, 1959. The catalog number of the mono version was CL-1129, and of the stereo version, CS-8067.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (Irving Berlin)
  2. "Soon" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
  3. "That Old Black Magic" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
  4. "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
  5. "A Foggy Day" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
  6. "It's Magic" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) (1952 Re-recording) (with Percy Faith and his Orchestra)
  7. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
  8. "Nice Work if You Can Get It" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
  9. "Three Coins in the Fountain" (Styne, Cahn)
  10. "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Berlin)
  11. "Pennies from Heaven" (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke)
  12. "Oh, But I Do" (Arthur Schwartz, Leo Robin)

The version of "It's Magic" on this album was recorded a number of years previous to this project and only appears on the mono version of this release.

Historical note[edit]

Doris Day's 1958 recording of "Hooray for Hollywood" is part of radio broadcast history. On November 22, 1963, shortwave radio station WRUL was playing Day's recording of the song (as part of its adult contemporary music format, transmitted to Latin American listeners) when the ABC Radio network interrupted the song at 1:36:50 PM EST to issue the first broadcast bulletin concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huffington Post: 'FLASH PRESIDENT DEAD': How News Of The JFK Assassination Broke In Real Time. November 22, 2013. Accessed February 13, 2015.