The Complete Decca Masters (Plus)

The Complete Decca Masters (Plus)

by Judy GarlandJudy Garland


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Judy Garland established herself as a contemporary recording artist with the release of her debut Capitol Records LP Miss Show Business in 1955, which was a Top Five hit. For the follow-up, Capitol brought in its top arranger/conductor, Nelson Riddle, who designed typically imaginative backdrops for a group of songs that were mostly new to Garland's repertoire, though none were actually new, ranging from the traditional "I Will Come Back" (a favorite of the singer's father) to two numbers from the 1946 Broadway musical St. Louis Woman, "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home," which opened and closed the record. Both of the latter were by Harold Arlen, an important songwriter for Garland who was also represented by "Last Night When We Were Young." Four other songs had been written by some combination of the team of Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson, whose film biography, The Best Things in Life Are Free, opened less than two weeks before the album's release. "April Showers" and "Dirty Hands Dirty Face" were associated with Al Jolson, but Garland made them her own in ballad treatments. Garland and Riddle often took liberties with the melodies, especially in their bravura treatment of "Come Rain or Come Shine," but the singer's exuberance and the arranger's drive overcame any resistance. Garland had actually recorded "I Feel a Song Coming On" earlier, for the 1949 film In the Good Old Summertime, but the performance had been deleted from the final cut. Like Miss Show Business, Judy was tied into a TV special but, in this instance, the timing was off. The half-hour program, The Judy Garland Show, was broadcast in April 1956, six months before the album came out, thus eliminating any real cross-promotion. Nevertheless, Judy deservedly climbed into the Top 20.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/1994
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811105921
catalogNumber: 11059


Disc 1

  1. Stompin' at the Savoy
  2. Swing, Mister Charlie
  3. Everybody Sing
  4. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
  5. Dear Mr. Gable: You Made Me Love You
  6. You Can't Have Ev'rything
  7. Cry, Baby, Cry
  8. Sleep My Baby Sleep
  9. It Never Rains, But What It Pours
  10. Ten Pins in the Sky
  11. Over the Rainbow
  12. The Jitterbug
  13. In Between
  14. Sweet Sixteen
  15. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  16. Fascinating Rhythm
  17. I'm Just Wild About Harry
  18. Oceans Apart
  19. Figaro
  20. Embraceable You
  21. Swanee
  22. Buds Won't Bud
  23. I'm Nobody's Baby

Disc 2

  1. (Can This Be) The End of the Rainbow
  2. Wearing of the Green
  3. Friendship
  4. Our Love Affair
  5. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  6. It's a Great Day for the Irish
  7. A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
  8. The Birthday of a King
  9. The Star of the East
  10. How About You?
  11. F.D.R. Jones
  12. Blues in the Night
  13. Poor You
  14. The Last Call for Love
  15. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  16. Poor Little Rich Girl
  17. That Old Black Magic
  18. I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody (Like I'm Loving You)
  19. No Love, No Nothin'
  20. A Journey to a Star
  21. This Heart of Mine
  22. Love

Disc 3

  1. For Me and My Girl
  2. When You Wore a Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red Rose)
  3. Embraceable You
  4. Could You Use Me?
  5. But Not for Me
  6. Bidin' My Time
  7. I Got Rhythm
  8. Meet Me in St. Louis
  9. The Boy Next Door
  10. Skip to My Lou
  11. Boys and Girls Like You and Me
  12. The Trolley Song
  13. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  14. In the Valley (Where the Evening Sun Goes Down)
  15. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
  16. It's a Great Big World
  17. Swing Your Partner Round and Round
  18. March of the Doagies
  19. You've Got Me Where You Want Me
  20. Mine
  21. Connecticut
  22. Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk)

Disc 4

  1. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
  2. If I Had You
  3. Smilin' Through
  4. You'll Never Walk Alone
  5. For You, for Me, for Evermore
  6. Aren't You Kind of Glad We Did?
  7. Changing My Tune
  8. There Is No Breeze (To Cool the Flame of Love)
  9. Don't Tell Me That Story
  10. I Wish I Were in Love Again
  11. Nothing But You
  12. Falling in Love With Love
  13. I Got Rhythm
  14. Embraceable You
  15. Blues in the Night
  16. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  17. Connecticut
  18. If I Had You
  19. Don't Tell Me That Story
  20. This Heart of Mine
  21. Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk)
  22. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  23. I Wish I Were in Love Again

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Garland   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bing Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Gene Kelly   Vocals,Track Performer
Spike Jones   Drums
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Joe Venuti   Violin
Kenny Baker   Track Performer
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Bob Haggart   Bass,String Bass
Calvin Jackson   Piano,Celeste
Jack Jenney   Trombone
Deane Kincaide   Tenor Saxophone
Matty Matlock   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Warren Smith   Trombone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
George Van Eps   Guitar
Bobby Sherwood   Guitar
Ray Turner   Piano
Bob Zurke   Piano
Skitch Henderson   Piano
Harold Arlen   Vocals
Dick Haymes   Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Hayman   Harmonica
Rafael Mendez   Trumpet
Victor Arno   Violin
Bill Atkinson   Trombone
Red Ballard   Trombone
Robert Barene   Violin,Concert Master
Pete Beilmann   Trombone
Cy Bernard   Cello
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Don Bonnee   Alto Saxophone
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Norman Botnick   Viola
Dave Bowman   Piano
Frank Carlson   Drums
Jimmy Cathcart   Violin
Jack Cave   Horn,French Horn
Bill Crosby   Track Performer
John Cyr   Drums
Walter Edelstein   Violin,Viola
Arnold Eidus   Violin
David Frisina   Violin
Fred Glickman   Violin
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Track Performer
Abraham Hochstein   Viola
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
Armand Karpoff   Cello
David Klein   Violin
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Robert Krantz   Violin
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Harry Lawson   Clarinet
Abe Lincoln   Trombone
Pete Lofthouse   Trombone
Dan Lube   Violin
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Ray Martinez   Violin
Ann Mason   Harp
Jack Mayhew   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
John Mayhew   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Mercer   Vocals,Track Performer
Eddie Miller   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gene Miller   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Randall Miller   Trombone
Ken Morgan   Trombone
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Fred Olsen   Violin
Neely Plumb   Tenor Saxophone
Max Pollikoff   Violin
Lou Raderman   Violin
Blake Reynolds   Alto Saxophone
Gil Rodin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ted Rosen   Violin
Mischa Russell   Violin
Bill Schaeffer   Trombone
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Jack Stacey   Tenor Saxophone
Phil Stephens   Bass
David Sterkin   Viola
Henry Stern   Bass
Phil Stevens   Bass
Julius Tannenbaum   Cello
George Wendt   Trumpet
Hy White   Guitar
Wright   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Milt Yaner   Alto Saxophone
Samuel Cytron   Violin
Joseph Ditullio   Viola
Rack Godwin   Piano
Charles Griffard   Trumpet
Eadie Griffith   Piano
John Jacobs   Drums
Gerald Joyce   Violin
Irving Lipschultz   Cello
Irving Lipshultz   Cello
Leonard Mach   Trumpet
Alex Murray   Violin
Virginia O'Brien   Track Performer
Kurt Reher   Cello
Benjamin Simon   Violin
Archie Wade   Flute
Si Waronker   Violin
Stanley Webb   Clarinet
Jimmy Briggs   Alto Saxophone
Carl Loeffler   Trombone
Nick Pisani   Violin
Hank Stern   Bass
Olcott Vail   Violin
R. Clark   Alto Saxophone
Wayne E. Songer   Alto Saxophone
Lee Young   Drums
Henry Beau   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Peter Beilman   Trombone
William Bloom   Violin
Jack Cathcart   Trumpet
Sam Freed   Violin
Fred Goerner   Cello
Bruce Hudson   Trumpet
Joseph Karnes   Choir, Chorus
Edward Kuczborski   Trombone
Charlie LaVere   Piano
Ward Lay   Drums
William May   Trumpet
Mac McLean   Clarinet
Harold Micklin   Violin
Achilles Mierlot   Violin
Fred Olson   Violin
Maurice Perlmutter   Viola
Joe Quadri   Violin
Henry Ross   Alto Saxophone
Sol Rumberg   Viola
Andy Secrest   Trumpet
Elmer Smithers   Trombone
Paul Weigand   Trombone
Joe Yukl   Trombone
Judd McMichael   Choir, Chorus
Ted McMichael   Choir, Chorus
Merry Macs   Track Performer
Sack   Violin
A.P. Thompson   Trombone
Dorothy Jackson   Choir, Chorus
Eddie Miller & His Orchestra   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Victor Young & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Sonny Dunham   Trumpet
Richard Clark   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Kretcher   Alto Saxophone
Bob Morrow   Violin
Fred Whiting   Bass
Lyle Bowen   Alto Saxophone
Mark Levant   Violin
Arthur Shapiro   Bass
James Briggs   Alto Saxophone
Bud Smith   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Johnson   Trumpet
Ralph Blane   Choir, Chorus
Archie Rosate   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ludwig Bonkowski   Guitar
Alex Borisoff   Cello
Huntington Burdick   Horn
Rudy Cangie   Alto Saxophone
Jack Chaney   Tenor Saxophone
Jud de Naut   Bass
Dent Eckels   Tenor Saxophone
Dick "Dent" Eckles   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Fester   Violin
Sam Furman   Piano
Nathan Gangursky   Bass
Robert Goodrich   Trumpet
Billy Markas   Drums
Judy Matson   Choir, Chorus
D.H. McKenney   Clarinet
Philip Memoli   Oboe
Frederick Moritz   Bassoon
Mel Pedesky   Drums
Louis Previati   Bass
Max Sobolewsky   Violin
Vertchamp   Violin
Henry Woempner   Flute
Lee Diamond   Track Performer
Carl Walker   Cello
Dorothy Wilkerson   Choir, Chorus
Jerry Joyce   Violin
Reuben Marcus   Viola
Ivan Ditmars   Piano
Ted Bacon   Viola
James Shaw   Choir, Chorus
Burton   Violin
Bill Brower   Violin
Billy Artzt   Violin
Earl Hatch   Drums
Wendell Mayhew   Trombone
A. Wright   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Eddie Ehlert   Trumpet
Bob Kimic   Trumpet
Larry Kurkdjie   Violin
Art Fleming   Tenor Saxophone
Donald C. Little   Bass
Warren Baker   Alto Saxophone
Bob Goodrich   Trumpet
Emil Seidel   Piano
Eddie Peabody   Guitar
Don Anderson   Trumpet
Dick Morgan   Guitar
Golden   Trumpet
Henry Hill   Violin
George Moore   Alto Saxophone
Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Philip Hart   Trumpet
Jane Russell   Violin

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Joe Perry   Producer
Cab Calloway   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Arranger
Paul Whiteman   Composer
Bob Haggart   Arranger
Calvin Jackson   Arranger
Deane Kincaide   Arranger
Bobby Sherwood   Director
Irving Caesar   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Harry Sosnik   Arranger
Lennie Hayton   Director
J.J. Johnson   Composer
Dave Kapp   Producer
Jack Kapp   Producer
Hugh Martin   Arranger,Composer
Andy McKaie   Executive Producer
Sid Miller   Composer
Lynn Murray   Director
Mickey Rooney   Composer
David Rose   Arranger,Director
Edwin Swayzee   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Victor Young   Arranger
Roger Edens   Arranger
George Stoll   Director
Henry Ross   Contributor
Joe McMichael   Contributor
Joseph Lilley   Arranger,Director
Ron O'Brien   Producer,Liner Notes
Fred Whiting   Basic Track
Geary Chansley   Photo Coordination
Ralph Blane   Arranger,Composer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Jack Mahoney   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Percy Wenrich   Composer
Joseph McCarthy   Composer
Roy K. Marsh   Composer
Joseph J. Lilley   Composer
James Hanley   Composer
Tom Pitts   Composer
Franz Vienna   Composer
Eddie Pola   Composer

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