Great Day! Rare Recordings from The  Judy Garland Show

Great Day! Rare Recordings from The Judy Garland Show

by Judy Garland
     
 
Judy Garland's television program of 1963-1964 was not a popular success (it lost a shootout with Bonanza, which aired at the same time), but during its six-month run it produced a wealth of great performances -- as video collections have proved. This, the third compilation from Savoy Jazz to compile her television recordings, has a different tack than the

Overview

Judy Garland's television program of 1963-1964 was not a popular success (it lost a shootout with Bonanza, which aired at the same time), but during its six-month run it produced a wealth of great performances -- as video collections have proved. This, the third compilation from Savoy Jazz to compile her television recordings, has a different tack than the first two; while That Old Feeling reprised classic ballad material from the show and Judy Garland and Friends: Duets presented the best of appearances by her special guests, Great Day! Rare Recordings from The Judy Garland Show unearths 18 solo performances of songs she never (or rarely) sang during her long career. Not that these are obscure performances; among them are "Time After Time," "It's a Good Day," and "America the Beautiful," and the work of heavyweight composers Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, and many others. Most of the arrangements are big-band swing with strings, the better to cope with Garland's roof-raising showmanship, but there are occasional and welcome changeups, such as a buoyant, springlike version of "Time After Time" with plucked strings and muted brass. Despite the occasional appeal of hearing Garland tear into a song that's a natural for her ("It's a Good Day" is an excellent choice), most of the material here won't appeal to the generalist vocal fan. While she could carry a television audience with her performances, there simply isn't enough excellent material to make an audio-only program interesting; the compilation reaches a denouement during an 11-minute medley of World War I songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0795041760821
catalogNumber:
17608
Rank:
152602

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Garland   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Dave Barbour   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
George M. Cohan   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Mort Lindsey   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Charles Strouse   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer
Samuel A. Ward   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Louis Lambert   Composer
Ernest R. Ball   Composer
Katherine Lee Bates   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ivor Novello   Composer
Raymond Hubbell   Composer
Stoddard King   Composer

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