Love Songs: Rare Recordings from the Judy Garland Show

Love Songs: Rare Recordings from the Judy Garland Show

by Judy Garland
     
 

Beware the compilation with the title Love Songs that comes out in the early part of the year -- it's often a shoddy attempt to cash in on the whims of Valentine's Day shoppers. And Savoy Jazz titles by Judy Garland were also beginning to get some caveats; they seemed to plunder Garland's solid television show of the early '60s with a barrage of thematic…  See more details below

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Beware the compilation with the title Love Songs that comes out in the early part of the year -- it's often a shoddy attempt to cash in on the whims of Valentine's Day shoppers. And Savoy Jazz titles by Judy Garland were also beginning to get some caveats; they seemed to plunder Garland's solid television show of the early '60s with a barrage of thematic collections, peaking early and becoming increasingly forgettable after the first three volumes. But this Love Songs is worth some attention; it collects 13 romantic standards appearing on the show, and although Garland's performances are undeniably live-sounding, they appear with great arrangements. This isn't the sort of musical wallpaper that romantics prefer to soundtrack their woo-pitching, but it certainly represents the work of a great vocal interpreter in a setting and with arrangements that take risks, and most often succeed. The sound is excellent, and after the applause dies out at the beginning of each song, these could be studio recordings for all uninformed listeners would know. Highlights include a soft and tender version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and the frenetic Latin percussion that drives "From This Moment On" and "Come Rain or Come Shine."

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0795041771629
catalogNumber:
17716
Rank:
140452

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Garland   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Alan Brandt   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Bob Haymes   Composer
Albert Beach   Composer
Léo Chauliac   Composer

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