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The Quintessential Judy Garland

The Quintessential Judy Garland


The Soundtrack Factory is a reissue label that specializes in assembling unlicensed albums out of soundtrack material from films that have gone out of copyright in Europe. This one is devoted to Judy Garland, and instead of being called The Quintessential Judy Garland, it might have been called Lesser Known Movie Musical Performances by Judy Garland more accurately, if record companies ever gave such unprepossessing titles to their albums. This is a collection of Garland in the movies, but you won't find "Over the Rainbow," "The Trolley Song," or other movie songs with which Garland is famously associated. Instead, dating back to her first appearance in an MGM short, Every Sunday, with Deanna Durbin in 1936 and continuing up to 1946's Till the Clouds Roll By, the album contains 24 performances of relatively obscure material from ten of Garland's films, much of it specially written for her by Roger Edens or Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown. She can be heard in duet with Durbin on "Opera vs. Jazz" from Every Sunday and in comic intercourse with Fanny Brice (in her Baby Snooks persona) in "Why, Because!" from Everybody Sings (1938). "(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You" (from Broadway Melody of 1938), "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (from Listen, Darling), and "I'm Nobody's Baby" (from Andy Hardy Meets Debutante) are songs for which she did receive some recognition, and she does get the occasional chance to handle a standard such as Cole Porter's "Easy to Love" (from Life Begins for Andy Hardy) or the Andrews Sisters hit "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" (from Love Finds Andy Hardy). But the Soundtrack Factory seems to have deliberately excluded anything from The Wizard of Oz, Babes in Arms, For Me and My Gal, Girl Crazy, Meet Me in St. Louis, or The Harvey Girls, all of which Garland starred and sang in during this period to much greater acclaim. No doubt the label prefers to issue separate versions of those soundtracks and not compete with them here. But anyone buying this album expecting actually to hear the quintessential Judy Garland is bound to be baffled, even as fans looking for Garland rarities will be delighted. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

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  • Label: Soundtrack Factory
  • UPC: 8436006495205
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Track listings

  • 1. Waltz With A Swing/Americana
  • 2. Opera Vs. Jazz
  • 3. Dear Mr. Gable: You Made Me Love You
  • 4. Everybody Sing
  • 5. Yours And Mine
  • 6. Your Broadway And My Broadway
  • 7. Got A Pair Of New Shoes
  • 8. Sun Showers
  • 9. Down On Melody Farm
  • 10. Why, Because!
  • 11. Ever Since The World Began/Shall I Sing A Melody?
  • 12. In Between
  • 13. It Never Rains, But What It Pours
  • 14. Bei Mir Bist Du Sch”N
  • 15. Meet The Beat Of My Heart
  • 16. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
  • 17. On The Bumpy Road To Love
  • 18. Ten Pins In The Sky
  • 19. I'm Nobody's Baby
  • 20. All I Do Is Dream Of You
  • 21. Alone
  • 22. Easy To Love
  • 23. Joint Is Really Jumpin' Down At Carnegie Hall, The
  • 24. D'ye Love Me?
 
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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