Diana Dors: Swinging Dors
British Bombshell DIANA DORS was one of Rank’s leading ladies, cast opposite David Farrar in Diamond City, (1949). She made Dance Hall (1950) for Ealing studios, with Natasha Perry, Petula Clark and Jane Hylton. In the mid-1950s, she starred in A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) and Yield to the Night (1956), displaying her talent as an actress, but, although talented, she was underrated as a singer, and consequently her recorded legacy runs to little more than the tracks on this compilation. Her highly-regarded LP “Swinging Dors” was recorded for Pye Records in 1960, and is now a collectors’ item. Also included is an earlier 78rpm single, I Feel So Mmm… / A Kiss And A Cuddle, from 1953, plus a track from a 1955 musical comedy, and live performances from 1950s U.S. television shows. A special ‘bonus’ track features a short 1956 American TV interview with Bob Hope. This unique compilation has never previously been collated, while the live TV performances have not appeared on CD until now.
Swingin’ Dors LP 1. THE POINT OF NO RETURN 2. THAT’S HOW IT IS 3. LET THERE BE LOVE 4. NAMELY YOU 5. IMAGINATION 6. ROLLER COASTER BLUES 7. THE GENTLEMAN IS A DOPE 8. APRIL HEART 9. IN LOVE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME 10. CRAZY HE CALLS ME 11. COME BY SUNDAY 12. TIRED OF LOVE
Bonus Tracks 13. I FEEL SO MMM…… 14. A KISS AND A CUDDLE 15. HOKEY-POKEY POLKA (with Jack Buchanan) 16. THANKS A LOT, BUT NO THANKS 17. HOORAY FOR LOVE 18. IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS 19. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON 20. IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS reprise (with Scott Brady) 21. BRIEF TELEVISION INTERVIEW The Bob Hope Show