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Cast LP
Title:
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS and
THE HARVEY GIRLS
Category:
Vocal
Label:
Decca/AEI (under license from MCA)
Catalog Number:
Decca DL 8498/AEI 3101
Release Date:
1957/1978
Type:
LP
Discs:
1
Length:
Not Given
Availability:
Out of print
Cast Album


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This is the LP version of Decca's Meet Me In St. Louis and The Harvey Girls albums originally released on 78. Decca released this album first in the 1950's & 60's, then AEI re-released it in the 70's under license from MCA. When Decca/MCA released the CD version in 1996 (MCA MCAD-11491) they added all the songs from their Girl Crazy 78 album, plus the previously cut version of "March Of The Doagies" to The Harvey Girls section.

Judy recorded a couple of different versions of "On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe" for this Decca cast album. On May 15, 1945, Judy and the "Kay Thompson Chorus" recorded a two-part version of the song. Part 1 was the "choral intro" and Part 2 was Judy's intro through the end of the song. Judy sang "What A Lovely Trip" as in the film. It ended as it does in the film with Judy and the chorus repeating the song title 3 times. This Part 2 was considered unusable, so Judy came back re-recorded this section on September 10, 1945. This re-recorded version beging with Judy singing "What A Lovely Day" and ends without the repeated tag on the song's title line. When the cast album was released, only Judy's re-recorded Part 2 from 09-10-1945 was included. Part-one of the song remained unreleased until it was discovered and included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."

However, and just to make things confusing, when Decca re-released this "cast album" on LP in the 50s, they used the original, rejected version of Part 2 (from 05-15-1945). The originally released (on 78) September 10, 1945 version remained unreleased on American LP until 1984 when Decca included it on the LP "From The Decca Vaults" (MCA-907). The version heard on this 1960 LP and its reissues is the "rejected" 05-15-1945 version).

When this LP was released on CD in 1996 (MCAD-11491), along with the "Cast Album" to Girl Crazy, Decca reinstated the 09-10-45 version, coupled with the "Kay Thomson Chorus" intro as first released on the 1994 boxed set.

All of these songs (Except "On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe") can also be found on the 1994 MCA (Decca) CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."

Cast LP Cast Album
The 1978 re-release of the album: L - US version, R- UK version.

Meet Me In St. Louis    Harvey Girls
Original 78 albums.



TRACK LISTING
* Indicates recording Judy is not a part of.

Song Title
Performed with...
Date Recorded
Side 1
Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis  
04-21-1944
Skip To My Lou  
04-21-1944
The Trolley Song  
04-21-1944
Boys And Girls Like You  
04-20-1944
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas  
04-20-1944
The Boy Next Door  
04-20-1944
Side 2
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe  
05-15-1945
In The Valley
(Where The Evening Sun Goes Down)
 
09-07-1945
Wait And See (Kenny Baker solo)*  
05-14-1945
Swing Your Partner Round And Round  
05-14-1945
It's A Great Big World Virginia O'Brien & Betty Russell
09-07-1945
The Wild, Wild West
(Virginia O'Brien solo)*
  09-07-1945



DISC CREDITS

Remastered by Larry Roden

Issued by courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.

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