What Every Girl Should Know
US Release Date: 21 March 1960

  1. What Every Girl Should Know
    (Robert Wells/David Holt)

  2. Mood Indigo
    (Duke Ellington/Irving Mills/Albany Bigard)

  3. When You’re Smiling
    (Mark Fisher/Joe Goodwin/Larry Shay)

  4. A Fellow Needs a Girl
    [from the musical Allegro]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)

  5. My Kinda Love
    (Joe Trent/Louise Alter)

  6. What’s the Use of Wond’rin’
    [from the musical Carousel]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)

  7. Something Wonderful [1959 remake]
    [from the musical The King & I]
    (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II) Listen

  8. A Hundred Years from Today
    (Joseph Young/Ned Washington/Victor Young)

  9. You Can’t Have Everything
    (Mack Gordon/Harry Revel)

  10. Not Only Should You Love Him
    (Sid Robin)

  11. What Does A Woman Do
    [Love theme from the film Midnight Lace]
    (Maxwell Anderson/Allie Wrubel)

  12. The Everlasting Arms
    (Martin Broones/Paul Francis Webster)

The 1950s were Doris Day’s most successful recording decade and this project was her last to be completed within it. Sessions for this album were held over 4 separate days in the run up to Christmas 1959 (11 Dec – 22 Dec 1959). Doris was accompanied by the Harry Zimmerman orchestra which regularly provided the music on Dinah Shaw’s popular TV variety-show.

What Every Girl Should Know offers twelve velvety-smooth ballads that are performed with an understated sway and swing. One of the highlights from these sessions is Doris’s much improved remake of the King and I classic “Something Wonderful”, a tune that she had first recorded for her 1951 single of songs from the musical. Doris also gives a stellar performance of Louis Armstong’s “When You’re Smiling” and includes “What Does a Woman Do”, a vocal version of the love theme from her hit thriller Midnight Lace.

Conductor: Harry Zimmerman
Label: Columbia Records (USA)
Format: 12″ Mono LP (#CL-1438) / 12″ Stereo LP (#CS-8234)
LP Cover Artwork: Ted Coconis