Time for Judy Canova: The Rare Recordings 1928-1962

Time for Judy Canova: The Rare Recordings 1928-1962

by Judy Canova
     
 

Judy Canova was a star of radio, movies, vaudeville, Broadway, and Las Vegas from the mid-'20s into the '70s, though her glory days were in the '40s, when her act as a man-crazy country bumpkin earned Canova her own weekly radio show. While she was an all-around entertainer who could act, dance, and do comedy, she was a particularly good singer, and enjoyed a long… See more details below

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Judy Canova was a star of radio, movies, vaudeville, Broadway, and Las Vegas from the mid-'20s into the '70s, though her glory days were in the '40s, when her act as a man-crazy country bumpkin earned Canova her own weekly radio show. While she was an all-around entertainer who could act, dance, and do comedy, she was a particularly good singer, and enjoyed a long career as a recording artist. Time for Judy Canova is a collection that brings together six hard-to-find sides she recorded with the trio the Three Georgia Crackers, as well as another 21 tunes she cut as a solo act. Given the hillbilly persona that was a major part of Canova's appeal, it's no great surprise that several of these songs are country-leaning novelty numbers leavened with steel guitars, fiddles, and accordions, and the set also includes several patriotic numbers in support of World War II, including "Tiny Little Voice (In a Tiny Little Prayer)" and "Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima." However, plenty of these numbers show Canova was a gifted pop vocalist who didn't need to rely on gimmicks to sell a song, and was comfortable with polished romantic pieces like "It Couldn't Be True (Or Could It)" as well as playful novelty numbers like "Apple on a Stick," "I Ain't Got Nobody," and "Bananas Ain't Got No Bonies," where she played up her comic skills. Given how little of Judy Canova's body of recorded work has made it to CD, the notion of a selection of a Canova "rarities" set seems a bit like a practical joke, but folks who remember her heyday will enjoy Time for Judy Canova, which documents her gift for laughter as well as her genuine talent as a vocalist.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2014
Label:
Sepia Recordings
UPC:
5055122112501
catalogNumber:
1250
Rank:
77402

Tracks

  1. The Frog Went a-Courtin  - Anna Canova
  2. Hannah My Love  -  Three Georgia Crackers
  3. Pore Little Thing Cried Mammy  -  Three Georgia Crackers
  4. Smarty Pants  - Anna Canova
  5. St. Louis Blues  - Anna Canova
  6. Down in the Alley and Over the Fence  - Anna Canova
  7. Time for Jookin'
  8. Is It True?
  9. Some One
  10. Goodnight Soldier
  11. A Tiny Little Voice (In a Tiny Little Prayer)
  12. You Don't Have To Say You're Sorry
  13. Stars and Stripes On Iwo Jima
  14. You Stole My Heart
  15. It Couldn't Be True (Or Could It)
  16. My Fickle Eye
  17. Apple On a Stick
  18. Go to Sleep, Little Baby
  19. No Vacancy
  20. I Ain't Got Nobody
  21. Twenty Five Chickens, Thirty Five Cows
  22. Never Trust a Man
  23. No Letter Today
  24. Bananas Ain't Got No Bonies
  25. Out On the Plains
  26. Fiddle Around
  27. Mr. Heartache and Mr. Blue

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Canova   Primary Artist
Riders of the Purple Sage   Guest Appearance
Sportsmen   Guest Appearance
Lou Bring & Orchestra   Guest Appearance
Bud Dant Orchestra   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Diana Canova   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Alan Eichler   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy,Information
Robin Cherry   Remastering
Charles Dant   Orchestra Director,String Director
Bryan Cooper   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy,Information
Julietta Canova   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy

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