Doris Day, who died May 13 at the age of 97, was one of the great voices of the 20th century, though, as with her acting, the apparent ease with which she performed could hide that fact. Day began, still in her teens, as a big-band singer before moving inevitably into movies. Pure and perfectly pitched, informal and intimate, with every consonant and vowel present and accounted for, her voice was a great instrument of communication. And, seemingly, on her own terms, they did.
Doris Day was a great actress, but her success in that arena often obscured what a terrific singer she was. If you ever forget just how sexy Doris Day could sound on record, think back to this classic. Recorded with Les Brown's band, Day was, essentially, just a pretty girl singing in front of a big band at this point of her career.
Hollywood icon Doris Day starred in dozens of movies and released more than songs in her lifetime. As it turned out, almost everyone involved with the tune was a bit reluctant to make it. Hitchcock agreed. Also, in the picture, I have it set up so that Doris sings to their little boy. Hitchcock declared the song perfect. But Day was not as thrilled.