Great Day! Rare Recordings from The Judy Garland Show

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 795041760821
  • Catalog Number: 17608
  • Sales rank: 168,246

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 II 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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