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Judy Garland - Smilin' Through
Title:
SMILIN' THROUGH
THE SINGLES COLLECTION
1936 - 1947
Category:
Vocal
Label:
JSP Records
Catalog Number:
JSP 971
Release Date:
September 5, 2011
Type:
CD
Discs:
4
Length:
04:55:33
Availability:
Coming in September 2011

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Judy Garland - Smilin' Through
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Judy Garland records "Smilin' Through" for Decca Records in July 1945ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This 4-disc deluxe set is the first-ever complete anthology of Judy's singles at Decca Records that includes all her master takes and known alternates. Seven alternate tracks make their CD debut here.

Until now, some alternate takes were only available on the 1984 LP "From The Decca Vaults." Some others were mistakenly presented as the "A" takes when released by Decca on LP. In 1994, MCA Records released "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)" that was missing several of these alternates. Additionally, the sound quality on many of the tracks on that set was sub-par to what had previously been released on CD.

On this 2011 JSP release, all of the recordings have been gloriously remastered by Peter Rynston, making it the very best (and complete) compilation of Judy's Decca singles to date. A definite "must have."

Note: The two surviving test records Judy cut for Decca in 1935 ("Bill" and a medley of "On The Good Ship Lolipop/The Object of My Affection/Dinah") are not included as they were not recorded as "singles" and were rejected by Decca. Both recordings can be found on the 2010 JSP Records release "Judy Garland - Lost Tracks."

SPECIAL NOTE:  After this set went into production, the International Bing Crosby Club came out with the revelation that there is a C take of “Mine” plus a “B” take of “Yah-Ta-Ta,” both duets with Bing Crosby. This new JSP set already includes the extra T take of “Yah-Ta-Ta” but the fact that there are two more alternate takes is wonderful news! It’s also puzzling that none of the Garland “experts” out there was aware of these alternates – until now.

Per the CD set’s compiler and annotator, Lawrence Schulman: ”I have just today [August 6, 2011] discovered the existence of an additional alternate of “Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) and one of “Mine.” Since these discoveries were made after the preparation of Judy Garland: Smilin’ Through – The Singles Collection 1936-1947, they are obviously not included in the new JSP set. As much as it is regrettable that the new release is thus not a complete Garland at Decca, I think it is best to rejoice in the discovery of two hidden tracks. I think as much as I am disappointed that I was not able to include these newly discovered tracks (at least to me), I am also happy that new discoveries continue to be made. I hope there will be many more.”

Download the additional "C Take" of "Mine" here.
Download the additional "B Take" of "Yah-Ta-Ta" here.

It’s pretty amazing that after all these years, previously unreleased Garland performances are still being discovered and shared with the public. Let’s hope this continues to be the case!

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

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Disc 1  Disc 2

 TRACK LISTING
Tracks making their CD debut are in bold red text.

All tracks recorded at Decca's Hollywood studios unless otherwise noted.

CD A:   STOMPIN' AND SWINGIN'   1936 - 1939   trt: 1:15:03
Title Prefix Matrix Recording Date Time
Stompin' At The Savoy (recorded in New York City) Decca 61165-A 06/12/36 2:36
Swing Mister Charlie (recorded in New York City) Decca 61166-A 06/12/36 3:04
Everybody Sing DLA 860-A 08/30/37 2:54
Everybody Sing (alternate)

This alternate 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)."
DLA 860-? 08/30/37 2:56
All God's Chillun Got Rhythm DLA 861-A 08/30/37 3:07
All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (alternate)

This alternate 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)."
DLA 861-? 08/30/37 3:07
(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You DLA 967-A 09/24/37 3:12
(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You (alternate)

This alternate 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)."
DLA 967-? 09/24/37 3:14
You Can't Have Ev'rything DLA 968-A 09/24/37 2:30
Sleep My Baby Sleep DLA 1284-A 04/25/38 3:11
Cry, Baby, Cry DLA 1285-A 04/25/38 2:34
Cry, Baby, Cry (alternate)

This alternate take was mistakenly issued instead of the "A" take when Decca released it's two-LP set "Collector's Items" in 1973.
DLA 1285-? 04/25/38 2:32
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 08/21/38 3:08
It Never Rains, But What It Pours DLA 1437-A 08/21/38 2:35
Over the Rainbow DLA 1840-A 07/28/39 2:50
The Jitterbug
(with Harold Arlen as The Scarecrow with Bud Lyon as The Tin Man, & Garney Bell as The Lion)
DLA 1841-A 07/28/39 2:46
In Between DLA 1842-A 07/28/39 4:06
Sweet Sixteen DLA 1843-A 07/28/39 4:20
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 May 20, 1943.
DLA 1850-A 07/29/39 2:59
I'm Just Wild About Harry

This recording was released in the United Kingdom under the "Brunswick" label in 1943. 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" [MCA-907].
DLA 1851-A 07/29/39 2:01
Fascinating Rhythm DLA 1853-A 07/29/39 2:54
Oceans Apart DLA 1868-A 10/16/39 3:08
Embraceable You DLA 1869-A 10/16/39 2:51
Swanee DLA 1870-A 10/16/39 2:14
Figaro DLA 1871-A 10/16/39 2:17
Figaro (alternate)

This alternate take was mistakenly issued instead of the "A" take when it was released on the LP "More Than A Memory" in 1974.
DLA 1871-? 10/16/39 2:19
CD B:   CHASING RAINBOWS   1940 - 1942   trt: 1:11:36
Title Prefix Matrix Recording Date Time
(Can This Be) The End Of The Rainbow DLA 1971-A 04/10/40 3:05
I'm Nobody's Baby DLA 1972-A 04/10/40 2:56
Buds Won't Bud DLA 1973-A 04/10/40 3:08
Wearing Of The Green DLA 1974-A 04/10/40 2:44
Friendship
(Duet with Johnny Mercer)
DLA 1987-A 04/15/40 2:34
Friendship (alternate)
(Duet with Johnny Mercer)

This alternate take was previously available solely on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults" [MCA-907].
DLA 1987-B 04/15/40 2:37
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows DLA 2282-A 12/18/40 3:02
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (alternate)

This alternate take was first released on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults" followed by its CD debut on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
DLA 2282-C 12/18/40 3:03
Our Love Affair DLA 2283-A 12/18/40 2:58
A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow DLA 2284-A 12/18/40 2:38
It's a Great Day For The Irish DLA 2285-A 12/18/40 2:28
The Birthday Of A King DLA 2578-A 07/20/41 3:11
The Star Of The East DLA 2579-A 07/20/41 3:09
How About You? DLA 2798-A 10/24/41 3:01
Blues In The Night DLA 2799-A 10/24/41 3:07
Blues In The Night (alternate)

This alternate premiered on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
DLA 2799-B 10/24/41 3:09
F.D.R. Jones DLA 2800-A 10/24/41 2:32
The Last Call For Love DLA 2968-A 04/03/42 3:08
The Last Call For Love (alternate)

This alternate was previously available solely on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults" [MCA-907].
DLA 2968-B 04/03/42 3:09
Poor You DLA 2969-A 04/03/42 2:39
Poor You (alternate)

This alternate was previously available solely on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults" [MCA-907].
DLA 2969-B 04/03/42 2:39
On the Sunny Side Of The Street DLA 2970-A 04/03/42 2:34
Poor Little Rich Girl DLA 2971-A 04/03/42 3:06
For Me And My Gal
(Duet with Gene Kelly)
DLA 3140-A 07/26/42 2:32
When You Wore A Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red Rose)
(Duet with Gene Kelly)
DLA 3141-A 07/26/42 2:37

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Disc 3   Disc 4

CD C:   BLACK MAGIC   1942 - 1945   trt: 1:14:44
Title Prefix Matrix Recording Date Time
That Old Black Magic DLA 3142-A 07/26/42 2:46
I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You) DLA 3143-A 07/26/42 2:24
But Not For Me L 3250-A 11/02/43 3:10
I Got Rhythm L 3252-A 11/02/43 2:52
I Got Rhythm (alternate)

This alternate premiered on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
L 3252-B 11/02/43 2:55
Embraceable You L 3253-A 11/04/43 3:14
Embraceable You (alternate)

This alternate premiered on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
L 3253-B 11/04/43 3:13
Could You Use Me?
(Duet with Mickey Rooney)
L 3254-A 11/04/43 3:04
Bidin' My Time
(with the Leo Diamond Harmonica Quartet)
L 3255-A 11/04/43 3:08
No Love, No Nothin' DLA 3264-A 12/22/43 3:08
A Journey To A Star DLA 3265-A 12/22/43 2:44
The Boy Next Door L 3385-A 04/20/44 3:07
Boys And Girls Like You And Me L 3386-A 04/20/44 3:11
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas L 3387-A 04/20/44 2:45
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (alternate)

This alternate take premiered on on the 1992 MCA (Decca) CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two."
L 3387-C 04/20/44 2:50
The Trolley Song L 3388-A 04/21/44 2:54
Skip To My Lou L 3389-A 04/21/44 3:01
Meet Me In St. Louis L 3390-A 04/21/44 2:15
You've Got Me Where You Want Me
(Duet with Bing Crosby)
L 3485-A 07/31/44 2:54
Mine
(Duet with Bing Crosby)
L 3486-A 07/31/44 2:48
This Heart Of Mine DLA 3727-A 01/26/45 3:15
This Heart Of Mine (alternate)

This alternate take premiered on on the 1992 MCA (Decca) CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two."
DLA 3727-B 01/26/45 3:20
Love DLA 3728-A 01/26/45 3:26
Connecticut L 3750-A 03/09/45 3:13
Connecticut (alternate)

This alternate take premiered on on the 1992 MCA (Decca) CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two."
L 3750-B 03/09/45 3:13
CD D:   IN LOVE WITH LOVE   1945 - 1947   trt: 1:14:10
Title Prefix Matrix Recording Date Time
Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk)
(Duet with Bing Crosby)
L 3751-A 03/09/45 3:12
Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) (alternate)
(Duet with Bing Crosby)

This alternate take was first released on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults" followed by its CD debut on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
L 3751-T 03/09/45 3:14
March Of The Doagies
(with Kenny Baker and 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 this May 14, 1945 version).
L 3858-A 05/14/45 2:58
Swing Your Partner Round And Round
(with The Kay Thompson Chorus)
L 3859-A 05/14/45 2:59
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe (alternate)
(with The Kay Thompson Chorus)

The complete original version of 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 05/15/45 3:14
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe
(with The Merry Macs) (recorded in New York City)
W 72967-A 07/07/45 3:10
If I Had You
(with The Merry Macs) (recorded in New York City)
W 72968-A 07/07/45 3:22
If I Had You (alternate)
(with The Merry Macs) (recorded in New York City)

This alternate take was first released on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults" followed by its CD debut on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
W 72968-B 07/07/45 3:25
You'll Never Walk Alone (recorded in New York City) W 72973-A 07/10/45 3:20
Smilin' Through (recorded in New York City) W 72974-A 07/10/45 3:10
It's A Great Big World
(with Virginia O'Brien & Betty Russell)
L 3956-A 09/07/45 3:44
In The Valley (Where the Evenin' Sun Goes Down) L 3957-A 09/07/45 2:53
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe
(short version, minus the choral intro - short ending)
(with The Kay Thompson Chorus)

This is the take 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."
L 3861-A 09/10/45 5:54
Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did?
(with Dick Haymes)
L 4294-A 09/11/46 3:06
For You, For Me, Forevermore
(with Dick Haymes)
L 4295-A 09/11/46 3:15
Changing My Tune L 4296-A 09/11/46 3:05
Don't Tell Me That Story L 4318-A 10/01/46 3:00
Don't Tell Me That Story (alternate)

This alternate was first released on the 1984 MCA Records LP "Judy Garland - From The Decca Vaults" followed by its CD debut on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
L 4318-T 10/01/46 2:43
There Is No Breeze (To Cool the Flame of Love) L 4319-A 10/01/46 3:13
Nothing But You L 4564-A 11/15/47 2:53
I Wish I Were In Love Again
(with Two Piano Accomaniment by Griffith and Goodwin)
L 4565-A 11/15/47 2:49
I Wish I Were In Love Again (alternate)
(with Two Piano Accompaniment by Griffith and Goodwin)

This alternate take premiered on the 1992 MCA (Decca) CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two."
L 4565-B 11/15/47 2:55
Falling In Love With Love (alternate)
(with Two Piano Accompaniment by Griffith and Goodwin)

This recording was evidently made as an afterthought at the end of the November 15, 1947 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 on that CD. It was also included on the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)."
N/A N/A 11/15/47 2:47


DISC CREDITS

Produced by: John Stedman

Compiled, Sleeve notes and Discography by: Lawrence Schulman

Remastering by: Peter Rynston of Tall Order Studios

Designed by: Andrew Aitken

Photographs from the collections of Kim Lundgreen, Christian Matzanke, Eric Hemphill, Scott Brogan, and Lawrence Schulman

Cover photographs: Box: Late 1941, early 1942; CD A: 1938; CD B: 1941; CD C: 1943; CD D: 1948

Many thanks to: Scott Brogan, founder and webmaster of The Judy Room (TheJudyRoom.com), Max Preeo, Ron O’Brien, Fred Mc Fadden, Emy Leeser, Kevin D. F. Highnight, and Alain Falasse for their invaluable help.
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