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Complete List of Judy's Decca Recordings

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Here is a complete list of Judy Garland's Decca recordings.

Included are notes about surviving alternate takes that have been released on LP & CD over the years.

More alternates (mostly C & D takes) may have previously survived, but due to the devastating fire in 2008 at Universal Studios (where the discs were housed) it's unlikely that any unknown takes still survive. Universal has not commented one way or the other as to whether the Garland catalog was affected by the fire, and no one has done a thorough inventory.

The most complete anthology of Judy Garland's surviving Decca singles is the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."

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Judy Garland - Smilin' Through - The Decca Singles
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Singles that made the charts are in blue.

Date
Recorded
TITLE
Matrix Number
Record Number
Release Date
3/29/35
MOONGLOW (The Garland Sisters)
This recording has not survived.
N/A N/A N/A
3/29/35
BILL (as "Francis Garland") -
Click here for the information
DLA-158-A N/A N/A
3/29/35
MEDLEY: ON THE GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP - THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION - DINAH (as "Francis Garland")
Click here for the information
DLA-159-A N/A N/A
11/27/35
NO OTHER ONE (as Judy Garland)
This recording has not survived.
N/A N/A N/A
11/27/35
ALL'S WELL (as Judy Garland)
This recording has not survived.
N/A N/A N/A
6/12/36
STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY (recorded in New York City)

This and "Swing Mr. Charlie" were recorded with the popular jazz band Bob Crosby & His Orchestra. When the record was released, no orchestra accompaniment was given. The band's manger, Gil Rodin, told Decca that they didn't want to use their name with "this unknown girl."
61165-A 848 A Jul 1936
6/12/36
SWING MR. CHARLIE (recorded in New York City)
61166-A 848 B Jul 1936
8/30/37
EVERYBODY SING

The alternate, or "B" take, was mistakenly issued instead of the "A" take when Decca released it's two-LP set "Collector's Items" in 1973. This error would not be corrected until the "A" side was included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-860-A 1432 A Sep 1937
8/30/37
ALL GOD'S CHILLUN GOT RHYTHM

The alternate, or "B" take, was mistakenly issued instead of the "A" take when Decca released it's two-LP set "Collector's Items" in 1973. This error would not be corrected until the "A" side was included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-861-A 1432 B Sep 1937
9/24/37
DEAR MR. GABLE (YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU)

The alternate, or "B" take, was mistakenly issued instead of the "A" take when Decca released it's two-LP set "The Best Of Judy Garland" in 1963, which was subsequently released as the 1989 Japanese two-CD called “The Best of Judy Garland” (MCA Records/Warner Pioneer Corporation 27P2-2839). This error would not be corrected until the "A" side was included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-967-A 1463 A Oct 1937
9/24/37
YOU CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHING
DLA-968-A 1463-B Oct 1937
4/25/38
CRY, BABY, CRY

The alternate, or "B" take, was mistakenly issued instead of the "A" take when Decca released it's two-LP set "Collector's Items" in 1973, but would not make its CD debut until the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-1285-A 1796 A May 1938
4/25/38
SLEEP MY BABY SLEEP
DLA-1284-A 1796 B May 1938
8/21/38
IT NEVER RAINS BUT WHAT IT POURS
DLA-1437-A 2017 A Oct 1938
8/21/38
TEN PINS IN THE SKY

This is the only instance of Decca using the "C" take instead of the "A" take as the official release version.
DLA-1436-C 2017 B Oct 1938
7/28/39
OVER THE RAINBOW    #5 on Billboard Sep 1939
DLA-1840-A 2672 A Sep 1939
7/28/39
THE JITTERBUG
DLA-1841-A 2672 B Sep 1939
7/28/39
IN-BETWEEN
DLA-1842-A 15045 A Mar 1940
7/28/39
SWEET SIXTEEN
DLA-1843-A 10545 B Mar 1940
7/29/39
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART

According to the 1975 British book "Directory of Popular Music: 1900-1965," compiled by Leslie Lowe, "Zing!" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry" were released in England on Decca's Brunswick label in the Spring of 1940. "Zing!" was not released in the U.S. until 1943 (see column at right).
DLA-1850-A U.K. - Brunswick
02969 B
U.S. - Decca
18543 A

U.K.
Spring 1940
U.S.
05-20-1943

7/29/39
FASCINATING RHYTHM
DLA-1853-A 18543 B 05-20-1943
7/29/39
I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY

This recording was released in the United Kingdom under the "Brunswick" label in 1940. It was not released in the United States until 1984, when it was included on the MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults."It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-1851-A 02969 B
(Brunswick)
U.K.
Spring 1940
10/16/39
OCEANS APART
DLA-1868-A 2873 A Mar 1940
10/16/39
FIGARO

The alternate, or "B" take, was mistakenly issued instead of the "A" take when it was released on the LP "More Than A Memory" in 1974m but would not make its CD debut until the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-1871-A 2873 B Mar 1940
10/16/39
EMBRACEABLE YOU
DLA-1869-A 2881 A Apr 1940
10/16/39
SWANEE
DLA-1870-A 2881 B Apr 1940
4/10/40
I'M NOBODY'S BABY    #3 on Billboard mid-1940
DLA-1972-A 3174 B Jun 1940
4/10/40
(CAN THIS BE) THE END OF THE RAINBOW
DLA-1971-A 3231 A
4081 B
Sep 1940
Nov 1941
4/10/40
BUDS WON'T BUD
DLA-1973-A 3174 A Jun 1940
4/10/40
WEARING OF THE GREEN
DLA-1974-A 3165 B Aug 1940
4/15/40
FRIENDSHIP (duet with Johnny Mercer)

An alternate take [DLA 1987-B] has survived and is available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-1987-A 3165 A Aug 1940
12/18/40
I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS

An alternate take (DLA-2282-C) has survived and was first released on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-2282-A 3593-B Jan 1941
12/18/40
OUR LOVE AFFAIR
DLA-2283-A 3593-A Jan 1941
12/18/40
A PRETTY GIRL MILKING HER COW
DLA-2284-A 3604-B Jan 1941
12/18/40
IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH
DLA-2285-A 3604 A Jan 1941
7/20/41
THE BIRTHDAY OF A KING
DLA-2578-A 4050 A Dec 1941
7/20/41
THE STAR OF THE EAST
DLA-2579-A 4050 B Dec 1941
10/24/41
HOW ABOUT YOU?
DLA-2798-A 4072 A Nov 1941
10/24/41
BLUES IN THE NIGHT

An alternate take (DLA-2799-B) has survived and is available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-2799-A 4081 A Nov 1941
10/24/41
FDR JONES
DLA-2800-A 4072 B Nov 1941
4/3/42
THE LAST CALL FOR LOVE

An alternate take [DLA 1987-B] has survived and is available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-2968-A 18320 B Jun 1942
4/3/42
POOR YOU

An alternate take [DLA 1987-B] has survived and is available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-2969-A 18320 A Jun 1942
4/3/42
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
DLA-2970-A 18524 B 05-20-1943
4/3/42
POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL
DLA-2971-A 18540 B 05-20-1943
7/26/42
FOR ME AND MY GAL (Duet with Gene Kelly)  #5 on Billboard 1943
DLA-3140-A 18480 A Jan 1943
7/26/42
WHEN YOU WORE A TULIP (Duet with Gene Kelly)
DLA-3141-A 18480 B Jan 1940
7/26/42
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
DLA-3142-A 18540 A 05-20-1943
7/26/42
I NEVER KNEW (I COULD LOVE ANYBODY LIKE I'M LOVING YOU)
DLA-3143-A 18524 A 05-20-1943
11/2/43
BUT NOT FOR ME
L-3250-A 23309 A 04-06-1944
11/2/43
I GOT RHYTHM

An alternate take (L-3252-B) has survived and is available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
L-3252-A 23310 B 04-06-1944
11/4/43
EMBRACEABLE YOU

An alternate take (L-3253-B) has survived and is available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
L-3253-A 23308 A 04-06-1944
11/4/43
COULD YOU USE ME? (Duet with Mickey Rooney)
L-3254-A 23308 B 04-06-1944
11/4/43
BIDIN' MY TIME (Featuring the Leo Diamond Harmonica Quintet)
L-3255-A 23310 A 04-06-1944
12/22/43
NO LOVE, NO NOTHIN'
DLA-3264-A 18584 A 01-27-1944
12/22/43
A JOURNEY TO A STAR
DLA-3265-A 18584 B 01-27-1944
4/20/44
THE BOY NEXT DOOR
L-3385-A 23362 B 11-02-1944
4/20/44
BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU AND ME
L-3386-A 23362 B 11-02-1944
4/20/44
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

An alternate take (L-3387-C) has survived was first released on the MCA (Decca) 1992 CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two." It was also included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
L-3387-A 23362 A 11-02-1944
4/21/44
THE TROLLEY SONG   #3 on Billboard in 1944
L-3388-A 23361 A 11-02-1944
4/21/44
SKIP TO MY LOU
L-3389-A 23360 B 11-02-1944
4/21/44

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, LOUIS

L-3390-A 23361 B 11-02-1944
7/31/44
YOU'VE GOT ME WHERE YOU WANT ME (Duet with Bing Crosby)
L-3485-A 23410 B 04-19-1945
7/31/44
MINE (Duet with Bing Crosby)

An additional "C" take has survived, and can be downloaded here.
L-3486-A 23804-B 01-20-1947
1/26/45
THIS HEART OF MINE

An alternate take (DLA-3727-B) has survived was first released on the MCA (Decca) 1992 CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
DLA-3727-A 18660 A 03-22-1945
1/26/45
LOVE
DLA-3728-A 18660 B 03-22-1945
3/9/45
CONNECTICUT (Duet with Bing Crosby)

An alternate take (L-3750-B) has survived was first released on the MCA (Decca) 1992 CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
L-3750-A 23804 A 01-20-1947
3/9/45
YAH-TA-TA, YAH-TA-TA (TALK, TALK, TALK) (Duet with Bing Crosby)
#5 on Billboard late 1945

An alternate take (L-51085/L-3751-T) has survived and was first released on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
  An additional "B" take has survived, and can be downloaded here.
L-3751-A 23410 A 04-19-1945
5/14/45
MARCH OF THE DOAGIES (with Kenny Baker plus The Kay Thompson Chorus)

This recording was not given a Record Number because the song was cut from the film "The Harvey Girls" prior to release of the film and the "Decca Cast Album" of songs from the film. It finally had its official U.S. release in 1984 on the MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults."

Also of note: the version included on the above mentioned album and the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)" was recorded on May 14, 1945. Additional recordings were made on May 15, September 7 & September 10, 1945. Evidently the only version to survive is the May 14, 1945 version.
It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
L-3858-A (see note) 11-12-1984
5/14/45
SWING YOUR PARTNER ROUND AND ROUND
(with The Kay Thompson Chorus)
L-3859-A 23459 B 11-01-1945
5/15/45
ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA & THE SANTA FE
(full orchestra & chorus version - repeat tag at end)

This is the complete original version Parts 1 & 2 - Part 1 (chorus intro) had its debut on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."

Part 2 (Judy's entrance & vocal) of this song was re-recorded on 09-10-1945 and that is the version heard on the original 78 album. When Decca began re-releasing these recordings on LP in the 1950's, they mistakenly released this May 1945 rejected version of Part 2. This May 1945 version begins with Judy singing "What A Lovely Trip" as she does in the film, and ends with the repeat of the song title 3 times at the end (again as in the film).
This "rejected" version can be found on the 1989 CD "Judy Garland - The Best Of The Decca Years Volume One - Hits!"

When "March of the Doagies" was cut from the film, it was cut from the Decca 78 album. That meant that there was an uneven number of sides. The decision was made to cut Part 1 of this (the chorus intro) as that took up one side. Because of that, Judy singing "What a lovely trip" didn't make as much sense without the chorus intro. Judy's part was then re-recorded September 10th, at which time she changed "trip" to "day" in the verse, and shortened the coda at the end. “Day” contains an open vowel and is thus better to sing; and the shortened coda at the end made the track easier to fit on a 78 rpm. The "day" version is what was originally released on the 78 album.
L-3861-A
(see note)
1994/1950's
7/7/45
ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA & THE SANTA FE (w/The Merry Macs)
(recorded in New York City)   #10 on Billboard 1945
W-72967-A 23436 A 09-09-1945
7/7/45
IF I HAD YOU (w/The Merry Macs) (recorded in New York City)

An alternate take (W-72968-B) has survived and was first released on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
W-72968-A 23436 B 09-09-1945
7/10/45
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE (recorded in New York City)
W-72973-A 23539 B 04-15-1946
7/10/45
SMILIN' THROUGH (recorded in New York City)
W-72974-A 23539 A 04-15-1946
9/7/45
IT'S A GREAT BIG WORLD (with Virginia O'Brien & Betty Russell)
L-3956-A 23460 A 11-01-1945
9/7/45
IN THE VALLEY (WHERE THE EVENIN' SUN GOES DOWN)
L-3957-A 23458 B 11-01-1945
9/10/45
ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA & THE SANTA FE (short version, minus the choral intro - short ending)

This is the recording that was originally released on 78 as part of the original "Decca Cast Album". When the cast album was re-released on LP in the 1950's, Decca mistakenly used the rejected 05-15-1945 version of Part 2. This September re-recording of Part 2 was not released in the United States on LP until 1984, when it was included on the MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults." It begins with Judy singing "What A Lovely Day" (instead of "What A Lovely Trip" as in the film and the May recording) and ends with the "short tag" (no repeat of the song title as in the May recording and the film).

This is also the version included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)" and coupled with the previously unreleased chorus Part 1 from May 15, 1945 - as intended for the original 78 album before being cut along with "March of the Doagies," It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
L-3958-A 23458 A 11-01-1945
9/11/46
AREN'T YOU KIND OF GLAD WE DID? (Duet with Dick Haymes)
L-4294-A 23687 B 10-21-1946
9/11/46
FOR YOU, FOR ME, FOREVERMORE (Duet with Dick Haymes)
L-4295-A 23687 A 10-21-1946
9/11/46
CHANGING MY TUNE
L-4296-A 23688 A 10-21-1946
10/1/46
DON'T TELL ME THAT STORY

An alternate take (L-4318-T) has survived and was first released on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
L-4318-A 23756 B 12-02-1946
10/1/46
THERE IS NO BREEZE (TO COOL THE FLAME OF LOVE)
L-4319-A 23756 A 12-02-1946
11/15/47
NOTHING BUT YOU
L-4564-A 24469 B 07-19-1948
11/15/47
I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN
(with Two Piano Accompaniment by Griffith and Goodwin)

An alternate take (L-4565-B) has survived was first released on the MCA (Decca) 1992 CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two." It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
L-4565-A 24469 A 07-19-1948
11/15/47
FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE
(with Two Piano Accomaniment by Griffith and Goodwin)

This recording was evidently made as an afterthought at the end of the recording session. It was not discovered until 1992, when the producers of the MCA (Decca) CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two" found it and included it in that CD. It is also available on the 2011 JSP Records 4-CD release "Smilin' Through - The Singles Collection - 1936-1947."
(see note) MCAD-10504 July 1992





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