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Decca Vaults
Title:
FROM THE DECCA VAULTS
Category:
Jazz
Label:
MCA Records/Decca
Catalog Number:
MCA-907
Release Date:
November 12, 1984
Type:
LP
Discs:
1
Length:
28:30
Availability:
Out of print
Decca Vaults


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This 1984 record album was the first time collectors had a chance to hear alternate takes of several of Judy's Decca performances. Every song on the album was previously unreleased. The one exception being "I'm Just Wild About Harry," making it's U.S. debut here, having been previously available only in the UK in the 1940's.

Several of these songs, and more alternate takes, would be released on the the MCA (Decca) 1992 CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two" (MCAD-10504) as well as the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters
(plus)
."

Collector's note: The three songs followed by an asterisk (*) below were unavailable on CD until the 2011 JSP Records anthology "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947" which is the first ever anthology of all of the singles Judy recorded for Decca, including all the outtakes and alternates.

The version of "On The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" heard here is the US LP premier of the 09-10-1945 version of the song. This version was originally released in 1945 on the 78 "Cast Album". However, when Decca began re-releasing the "Cast Album" in 1960, they mistakenly used a previously rejected 05-15-1945 version of the song that had been previously unreleased itself. See the "Complete List of Judy's Decca Recordings" page for a better explanation.

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



TRACK LISTING

* Indicates this version of the recording was only available on this album until the release of
Judy Garland - Smilin Through - The Singles Collection 1936 - 1947 on September 5, 2011.


Song Title
Performed with...
Date Recorded
Time
Master #
Side 1
If I Had You The Merry Macs
07-07-1945
3:18
W 72968-B
Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) Bing Crosby
03-09-1945
3:08
L 3751-T
Don't Tell Me That Story  
10-01-1946
2:40
L 4318-T
On The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe  
09-10-1945
3:08
L 3958-A
March Of The Doagies Kenny Baker
05-14-1945
2:53
L 3858-A
Side 2
Friendship * Johnny Mercer
04-15-1940
2:35
DLA 1987-B
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows  
12-18-1940
2:58
DLA 2282-C
Poor You *  
04-03-1942
2:36
DLA 2969-B
The Last Call For Love *  
04-03-1942
3:06
DLA 2968-B
I'm Just Wild About Harry  
07-29-1939
1:58
DLA 1851-A



DISC CREDITS

Produced by Steve Hoffman

Art Direction by Vartan Design - Andy Engel

Cover Photo Bettman Archives

Liner Photo From the collection of John Graham

Liner Notes by John Graham and Ron O'Brien

Special Thanks to John Fricke, Max Preeo and Steve Sanders

Compiled and sonically restored by Ron O'Brien/Transferred from the original 78 RPM metal parts and 16" 33 1/3 glass studio transcriptions.

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