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Biography:  A Musical Anthology
Title:
BIOGRAPHY:
A MUSICAL ANTHOLOGY
Category:
Vocal
Label:
Capitol Records
In partnership with: A&E/Biography
America Online
Catalog Number:
72434-94750-0-7
Release Date:
1998
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
56:24
Availability:
Still available
Biography:  A [Musical] Anthology


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

In 1997, A&E (The Arts & Entertainment Channel) aired a special 2-hour version of their superior "Biography" series, devoted to Judy. This special was the first comprehensive and correct visual biography about Judy to ever be compiled and aired on T.V. It contained rare clips, photo, performances, and interviews never-before-seen. Now, due to a change in copyrights for much of the material, the special cannot be aired. A VHS of the special was briefly available on the Biography website and is now sought out by collectors on auction sites such as eBay. It was never released on DVD.

In 1998, A&E/Biography, in partnership with Capitol Records, released CD "anthology" tie-ins to their TV biographies of classic singers including Judy, Nat "King" Cole, Lena Horne, and others. Each CD was lavishly produced, with nicely done booklets full of photos and great liner notes.

Each CD also contained CD-ROM materials including: A special CD-ROM version of A&E Biography's "BioBytes" (an approximately 2 minute mini-biography), a photos slideshow, and software to install the latest version of America Online.

This particular CD is interesting in that it presents a very eclectic compilation of Judy's recordings. Most are from her Capitol albums, however there are a few soundtrack performances as well as the the previously-unreleased TV performance of "It's All For You" from Judy's December 1968 appearance on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" just months before her death.

Altogether an odd, yet still enjoyable, CD notable today only for its inclusion of "It's All For You" and the trendy-at-the-time CD-ROM features.

All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.



TRACK LISTING

Song Title
Recording Date
Album
Time
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 05-19-1958 Capitol Album:
Judy In Love
3:41
Medley:
You Made Me Love You
For Me And My Gal
The Trolley Song
08-05-1960 Capitol Records:
The London Sessions
5:40
Hello, Bluebird Summer 1962 Capitol Soundtrack:
I Could Go On Singing (1963)
3:12
Over The Rainbow 08-25-1955 Capitol Album:
Miss Show Business
3:32
Come Rain Or Come Shine 08-05-1960 The London Sessions 3:42
I Don't Care 11-17-1948 M-G-M Records Soundtrack:
In The Good Old Summertime
(1949)
2:08
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 08-04-1960 Capitol Album:
Miss Show Business
2:40
After You've Gone 05-26-1958 Capitol Album:
Miss Show Business
2:16
Just In Time 04-26-1962 Capitol Album:
Judy Garland "Live"
3:32
Maybe I'll Come Back 03-27-1956 Capitol Album:
Judy
2:19

"Judy At The Palace" Medley:
Shine On Harvest Moon
Some Of These Days
My Man
I Don't Care

08-29-1955 Capitol Album:
Miss Show Business
6:09
The Party's Over 04-26-1962 Capitol Album:
Judy Garland "Live"
3:32
Danny Boy 09-01-1955 Capitol Album:
Miss Show Business
3:06
The Man That Got Away 04-23-1961 Capitol Album:
Judy At Carnegie Hall
4:52
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands (with Liza Minnelli) 11-08-1964 Judy & Liza Live At The London Palladium 2:10
We're Off To See The Wizard (with Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Buddy Ebsen) 09-20-1938 M-G-M Pre-recording for
The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
0:38
It's All For You December 1968 Live from "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" 3:15



DISC CREDITS:

Music Series Created by: Marc Rashba

Produced & Compiled by: Cheryl Pawelski & John Fricke

Project Manager: Ann King Spears

Mastered by: Bob Norberg at Capitol Mastering

Art Direction: Johnny Lee

Design: Darren Wong

Liner Notes: Jennifer Wooton & Jane Bogart

Photos Courtesy of: Michael Ochs, MPTV, Capitol Archives

Legal Affairs: Adam Varon & Frank Lopez

Licensing: David Brown

A&R Administration: Michelle Azzopardi

Production: Tammy Kizer & Liza Reddick

BioBytes Written by: Jennifer Goldstein

BioBytes Produced by: John Mikytuck

Special Thanks: Bruce Kirkland, Justin Morris, Ricky Mintz, Ray Tisdale, Bob Hyde, John Fricke, Barrie Smithers and Wayne Watkins.

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