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Judy - The Box
Title:
JUDY
AKA "The Box"
Category:
Vocal
Label:
32 Records
Catalog Number:
n/a
Release Date:
1998
Type:
CD/VHS
Discs:
4  +1 VHS TAPE
Length:
Approx 2hr 41min
Availability:
Available via eBay
Judy
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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This is an amazing boxed set of Garland performances. The only set to encompass her entire life via songs from the very first known recordings of her voice through January 1969, just months before her death.

As an added bonus there is a wonderful 32-minute video of performances from her T.V. series, and a beautiful 102-page booklet with 130 photographs. The booklet features the following essays:
"A Jazz-Eye View of Judy," by Will Friedwald
"Aretha on Judy," David Ritz interviews Aretha Franklin
"Judy Garland as a Force of Nature," by Camille Paglia
"A Conversation with Mort Lindsey," Joel Dorn interviews Mort Lindsey
"Garlands for Judy," by Scott Schechter
"The History of My Life Is in My Songs" (detailed background info in the track listings), by Scott Schechter

Although it's not being produced anymore, this set can be found on eBay and other website. It's worth the time and effort to find it and to purchase it.

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

CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO REVIEWS OF THIS SET.


[December 20, 2007] Joel Dorn (April 7, 1942 - December 17, 2007), producer of this wonderful boxed set has passed away. Click here for mor
e info.

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TRACK LISTING

Disc 1 Disc 2
Song Title
Source
Time
Disc 1
The History Of My Life Is In My Songs Excerpt from 08-28-1960 "Judy At The Palace" recording for the Capitol Records album "Judy In London"
0:42
Blue Butterfly 1929 First National/Vitaphone short A Holiday In Storyland
0:49
Hang Onto A Rainbow 1929 First National/Vitaphone short The Wedding Of Jack and Jill 1:04
When The Butterflies Kiss The Buttercups Goodbye (The Gumm Sisters harmony) 1929 First National/Vitaphone short A Holiday In Storyland 1:14
The Land Of Let's Pretend (The Gumm Sisters harmony) 1930 First National/Vitaphone short Bubbles 2:51
Introduction by Wallace Berry  
0:48
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 11-16-1935 appearance on the "Shell Chateau Hour" radio show 3:31
Stompin' At The Savoy 06-12-1936 Decca Records recording 2:22
Everybody Sing 08-30-1937 Decca Records recording
2:51
(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You 09-24-1937 Decca Records recording 3:09
I'm Feelin' Like A Million Circa Summer 1937 rehearsal recording
2:50
Over The Rainbow (with Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg) 06-29-1939 "Maxwell House Coffee Time" radio show 2:51
Over The Rainbow 10-07-1938 MGM soundtrack recording for The Wizard Of Oz (1939) 2:14
All The Things You Are 02-13-1940 "Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope" radio show 3:00
I'm Nobody's Baby 04-10-1940 Decca Records recording 2:53
For Me And My Gal (with Gene Kelly) 07-26-1942 Decca Records recording 2:29
The Trolley Song 04-21-1944 Decca Records recording 2:49
Liza 11-12-1946 "Philco Radio Time's Bing Crosby Show" radio show 3:34
I've Got You Under My Skin 02-19-1947 "Philco Radio Time's Bing Crosby Show" radio show
3:10
Over The Rainbow (with Al Jolson and Oscar Levant) 09-30-1948 "The Kraft Music Hall Starring Al Jolson" radio show
0:48
Disc 2
Get Happy 03-15-1950 MGM soundtrack recording for
Summer Stock (1950)
2:46
The Man That Got Away 09-04-1953 Warner Bros. soundtrack recording for
A Star Is Born (1954)
4:20
Swanee June 1954 Warner Bros. soundtrack recording for
A Star Is Born (1954)
1:35
Danny Boy 08-30-1955 recording for the Capitol Records album "Miss Show Business"
2:24
Come Rain Or Come Shine 03-31-1956 recording for the Capitol Records album "Judy"
3:40
How About me 02-05-1957 recording for the Capitol Records album "Alone"
3:37
Me And My Shadow 02-05-1957 recording for the Capitol Records album "Alone"
3:37
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 05-19-1958 recording for the Capitol Records album "Judy In Love"
3:45
Who Cares (As Long As You Care For Me) 06-09-1960 recording for the Capitol Records album "Judy! That's Entertainment"
1:27
You'll Never Walk Alone 08-28-1960 recording for the Capitol Records album "Judy In London" 4:01
Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe 08-28-1960 recording for the Capitol Records album "Judy In London" 4:43
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby) April 23, 1961 live performance at Carnegie Hall 6:33
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody) April 23, 1961 live performance at Carnegie Hall 3:01
Smile 03-10-1963 "Sunday NIght At The London Palladium" TV special 4:18

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Disc 3 Disc 4
Song Title
Source
Time
Disc 3
(all tracks from Judy's 1963/64 T. V. Series - show numbers and dates listed below)
Just In Time Show 22, taped 2/14/64, aired 2/23 and show 26, 3/29/64 3:17
What'll I Do Show 19, taped 1/17/64, aired 2/2/64 1:42
The Lonesome Road (with Bobby Darin) Show 14, taped 11/30/63, aired 12/29/63 2:14
Here's That Rainy Day Show 11, taped 10/18/63, aired 1/5/64 4:33
I Feel A Song Comin' On Show 1, taped 10/11/63, aired 12/8/63 2:06
Liza Show 3, taped 7/16/63, aired 11/10/63 0:47
Together (Wherever We Go) (With Liza Minnelli) Show 3, taped 7/16/63, aired 11/10/63 1:09
Shenandoah Show 16, taped 12/3/63, aired 1/2/64 3:44
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe Show 23, taped 2/21/64, aired 3/8/64 2:50
A Cottage For Sale Show 2, taped 7/7/63, aired 11/10/63 3:10
I Left My Heart In San Francisco (with Tony Bennett) Show 5, taped 7/30/63, aired 12/15/63 1:09
San Francisco Show 22, taped 2/14/64, aired 2/23/63 3:38
Once In A Lifetime Show 23, taped 2/21/64, aired 3/8/64 2:03
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows Show 23, taped 2/21/64, aired 3/8/64 3:02
Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again (with Barbra Streisand) Show 9, taped 10/4/63, aired 10/6/63 2:28
Disc 4
(all tracks except the last are from Judy's 1963/64 T. V. Series - show numbers and dates listed below)
The Last Dance Show 26, taped 3/13/64, aired 3/29/64 4:18
Swanee Show 22, taped 2/14/64, aired 2/23/64 2:02
That Old Feeling Show 26, taped 3/13/64, aired 3/29/64 2:37
Battle Hymn Of The Republic Show 16, taped 12/13/63, aired 1/12/64 4:13
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (With Count Basie And His Orchestra) Show 2, taped 7/5/63-7/7/63, aired 11/10/64 1:33
Judy At The Place Medley Show 22, taped 2/14/64, aired 2/23/64 6:59
All Alone Show 18, taped 1/14/64, aired 1/26/64 1:45
By Myself Show 17, taped 12/20/63, aired 1/9/64 4:25
Old Man River Show 1, taped 6/24/63, aired 12/8/63 3:11
A Foggy Day (In London Town) Show 22, taped 2/14/64, aired 2/23/64 and Show 26, aired 3/29/64 2:36
Medley (With Peggy Lee) (Big Bad Bill [Is Sweet William Now]/Bill Bailey, Won't You Please come Home Show 13, taped 11/8/63, aired 12/1/63 1:08
Too late Now Show 1, taped 6/24/63, aired 12/8/63 2:48
Through The Years Show 11, taped 10/18/63, aired 1/5/64 3:25
If I Only Had A Brain (With Ray Bolger) Show 10, taped 10/11/63, aired 3/1/64 1:29
We're Off To See The Wizard (With Ray Bolger) Show 10, taped 10/11/63, aired 3/1/64 0:45
Over The Rainbow January 1969 live performance at The Talk Of The Town nightclub in London, England 5:11

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Videotape
All performances from The Judy Garland Show
Intro ..
..
Swanee Show 22, taped 2/14/64, aired 2/23/64
1:50
Commercial (Lucky Strike Cigarettes: "Lucky's Separate The Men From The Boys"    
Medley: It's Almost Like Being In Love / This Can’t Be Love Show 22, taped 02/14/63, aired 02/23/64 3:12
What'll I Do? Show 19, taped 1/17/64, aired 2/2/64 2:35
Intro    
Battle Hymn of the Republic Show 16, taped 12/13/63, aired 1/12/64 2:13
Come Rain Or Come Shine Show 3, taped 7/16/63, aired 11/10/63
3:30
Together (with Liza Minnelli) Show 3, taped 7/16/63, aired 11/10/63 1:08
Commercial (Contact Cold Medicine: "Oz" characters)    
When Your Lover Has Gone 2nd version, Show #24
3:18
Intro    
Lost In The Stars Show 24, taped 02/23/64, aired 03/15/64
3:47
As Long As He Needs Me Show 3, taped 7/16/63, aired 11/17/63 4:20

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REVIEWS

Vital Reissues
Publication: Billboard
Date: Saturday, December 12 1998

JUDY GARLAND

Judy

PRODUCERS: Joel Dorn, Adam Dorn. Co-Producer : Scott Schechter.

32 Records 29002

Although there have been Judy Garland retrospectives on various labels in the past several years, none has gone as deep as this one has in representing the breadth of the late diva's multifaceted career. The box consists of four CDs with songs arranged in chronological order, a half-hour video of Garland's TV appearances, and a 102-page booklet loaded with anecdotes, photos, and testimonials from critics, musicians, and admirers‹including Aretha Franklin. Atlantic Records alumnus Joel Dorn and his son, who operate the New York-based 32 Records, acquired audio and video rights to "The Judy Garland Show" material, which constitutes discs three and four, plus parts of the video. Elsewhere, the multimedia set includes Garland's first known recording ("Blue Butterfly"), her MGM film classics (including, of course, "Over The Rainbow" from "The Wizard Of Oz"), two tracks from the landmark "Judy At Carnegie Hall" live album, and a host of other treasures. The book features photos from the Milton Greene archives; essays by Will Friedwald, Camille Paglia, and Scott Schechter; and an interview with longtime Garland associate Mort Lindsay by Joel Dorn. A wonderful tribute to an American legend.


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From AMG Reviews

Producer Joel Dorn acquired rights to the audio and video recordings of the 1963-4 television series The Judy Garland Show, but then became more ambitious in creating this four-CD (plus half-hour VHS tape) box set. Apparently with the assistance of Garland fan Scott Schecter, Dorn acquired other Garland recordings, notably airchecks, and licensed around 20 tracks from other labels. The result isn't exactly the definitive Garland retrospective, but it certainly has more range than either The Complete Decca Masters (Plus) or The One Only. Garland was primarily a star of movie musicals and a concert singer, also performing extensively on radio and television, yet was only incidentally a recording artist. So the Dorn approach actually makes more sense than previous ones, and the set is full of intriguing rarities, all of which turn up on the first two CDs. The third and fourth discs are devoted to material from The Judy Garland Show, including guest stars Bobby Darin, Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Count Basie, Peggy Lee, and Ray Bolger. If you didn't know better, you'd think her whole career led up to that unsuccessful program, which ran only one season. Dorn gives a multiplicity of views of the singer, not only in his song selections, but also in the odd collection of five essays contained in the heavily illustrated, 100-page booklet. As with the CDs and video performances, various sides of Garland are revealed, more or less accurately, but the whole of her remains elusive. The overall result is a kind of audio-visual scrapbook with many illuminating elements that remains an overgrown compilation of material from The Judy Garland Show. The collection easily could have been fit on three CDs rather than four, and the list price is rather high for the contents. All of this suggests that Judy is more an artifact than a retrospective, but for an artist who inspired such desperate fan worship, that may be appropriate.
- William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide


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MUSIC: A Bundle of Emotion From 'Miss Show Business'

NY TIMES review of "JUDY"

By STEPHEN HOLDEN

Published: October 18, 1998

''JUDY.'' Pure feeling. Judy Garland didn't just deliver it when she sang, she embodied it, no matter how ragged her voice or how histrionic her delivery. The sound of that much emotion so densely concentrated wasn't always easy to take. Like no other American singer, Garland erased the line between laughter and tears, suggesting a barely suppressed hysteria with each gasp and choked-up cry.

Edith Piaf, who was seven years Garland's senior, also delivered pure feeling, but it was harsher, even sadder, and more animalistic. Even so, Garland, who conveyed the same mixture of wracked fragility and resilience, was America's answer to the Parisian legend. Both women were tiny, explosive and self-destructive, dying at 47 yet paradoxically coming to symbolize survival over terrible odds.

Until the release of ''Judy'' (32 Records), a four-CD career retrospective that comes with an excellent video showing highlights from her 1963-64 television variety show, Garland's recorded legacy was scattered among several different labels. This set, produced by Joel Dorn and his son, Adam, with the Garland archivist Scott Schechter, encompasses the breadth of Garland's recording career, from an early 1929 recording of the 7-year-old vaudevillian through a stunning, stripped-to-the-bone 1969 concert performance of ''Over the Rainbow,'' recorded in London five months before her death.

''Judy'' goes out of its way to intersperse familiar songs with fascinating esoterica and previously unheard concert performances. Her version of ''Over the Rainbow'' in ''The Wizard of Oz,'' for instance, is prefaced with a dramatic re-creation made for radio of the composer Harold Arlen ''teaching'' Garland the song, which he sings in a sweet cantorial tenor.

By 1946, Garland's wistful lost-little-girl sound had ripened into a brassier post-vaudevillian trumpet. The set includes many crucial movie songs, the most wrenching being ''The Man That Got Away'' from ''A Star Is Born.'' The selections from Garland's years at Capitol include two swinging Nelson Riddle-arranged performances and two dark-night-of-the-soul selections from her Gordon Jenkins album, ''Alone'' as well as are high points from her landmark 1961 concert album, ''Judy At Carnegie Hall.''

Disks three and four concentrate almost entirely on excerpts (in mono) from Garland's television show and include her first television duet with Liza Minnelli as well as duets with Tony Bennett (Garland's favorite male singer), Bobby Darin and Barbra Streisand (their famous medley of ''Get Happy!'' and ''Happy Days Are Here Again''). Also here are her rousing post-Kennedy assassination version of ''The Battle Hymn of the Republic'' and a heart-stopping rendition of her favorite song, ''Through the Years.''

Even at its most disturbing, it's powerful stuff. A performer who always gave her all, Garland more than lived up to her nickname (and title of her first Capitol album) ''Miss Show Business.''


STEPHEN HOLDEN

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DISC CREDITS

Produced by Joel Dorn and Adam Dorn for The 3 Ears

Co-Producer: Scott Schechter

Design/Illustration: Page Simon

Mastered by Gene Paul at DB Plus Digital Services, NYC

Sonic Solutions by Scott Paul and Mark Fellows at DB Plus Digital Services, NYC

Cover Illustration: Nancy Dwyer, Page Simon, Oliver Wasow

Judy Garland Images on pages 2, 6, 8, 18, 27, 37, 56, 81, 95, and 96 © 1998 The Archives of Milton H. Greene, LLC. All rights reserved.

Cover Illustration based on photographs by Milton H. Greene

Production Coordinators: Michael Weiner and Becky Wisdom

Editorial Assistance: Suzanne Cleary, John Kruth, Page Simon

A few of us would like to thank the many people who helped us.
for making this box set possible Eli Okun, Alan Rubens, Adam Varon, Bruce Resnikoff, Sheryl Gold, Jay Boberg, Keith Zajic, Julie D'Angelo, Mark Pinkus and John Ingrassia.
Michael Weiner and Becky Wisdom.
Special thanks to Page Simon for above and beyond.
Adam for doing the hard work.
Faye Rosen for her eye and her ear.
John Kruth for his time when it was needed.
Gene Paul, Scott paul and Mark Fellows for their usual great work.
Joshua Green for giving us access to his father's archives.
Scott Schechter for sharing his knowledge and time.
      -- Joel Dorn

Michael Weiner thanks Andy Dowding of A To Z. Page Simon thanks Tonianne Schlamp; the folks at Ralmond Graphics; and Harvey Delorme for the proverb.

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