Young Man With a Horn
Doris Day & Harry James
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The 1950 film Young Man With a Horn proved to be a pivotal point in Doris Day's career, as it represented her first major screen dramatic role. The soundtrack gave her an opportunity to return to big-band music, this time with Harry James leading the band. Naturally, the tunes in the film leaned toward the familiar, but those standards — "The Man I Love," "Get Happy," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Too Marvelous for Words," among others — provided an excellent showcase for Day's appealing voice, along with James' forceful solos. Technically, the recordings on Young Man With a Horn weren't the film originals — they were studio recordings Day and James' band made after the movie was shot — but these are terrific versions of these songs, and the 1999 CD reissue included the James band's "Moanin' Low," which was heard in a live cut over the titles in the film.
It Doesn't Get Better Than This
After seeing this great movie several times, I was thrilled to finally be able to get the soundtrack. A great array of songs showcasing Doris Day at her best, and with the greatest trumpeter ever, Harry James, what a combnation. I strongly recommend this album. You will not be sorry.
Great Album but...
Doris and Harry sound great but this isn't the actual sound track. This was recorded later and is a collection of songs that were used in the film. The actual sound track IS availble on CD however. But hard to find... and well worth it!
Born: April 3, 1924 in Cincinnati, OH
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s