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Title:
THE WIT AND THE WONDER OF JUDY GARLAND
Category:
Vocal
Label:
DRG Records
Catalog Number:
SL 5179
Release Date:
1977
Type:
12" 33 1/3rpm
Discs:
1
Length:
Not complete
Availability:
Out Of Print
Wit And Wonder


Reverse Side ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This wonderful album from 1977 features a little bit of everything from Garland's career, from 1936 to 1967 including clips from three of her hilarious television interviews.

"The Wonder" of the title is Judy's singing as represented on Side 1 of the record. "The Wit" is Judy's one-of-a-kind way with telling stories, as evidenced in the television interviews presented on Side 1.

In spite of the fact that "Dardenella" is mistakenly dated 1968 rather than 1938, the album is well put together and the sound quality is great. It would be nice to have this record on CD. "Americana" is listed as an "unused rehearsal recording" but is actually an MGM pre-recording alternate take.

Altogether an very very well done and thoroughly enjoyable album.

Note: In the track listing below, we have corrected and added more detailed information that what is originally listed on the back of the album (see at right).

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



TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks in blue.

Title
From...
Date Recorded
Time
Side A - The Wonder
Thanks For The Memories "Good News of 1938" NBC Radio Show
04-28-1938
2:27
Dardenella Radio Air Check from the premiere of the MGM film Everybody Sing at Loew's State Theater in New York
02-04-1938
2:59
Americana MGM pre-recording from the score of Every Sunday (MGM 1936)
06-30-1936
1:23
People Will Say We're In Love Performed with Bing Crosby on the "Command Performance #81" Radio Show
08-28-1943
2:25
Dixieland Jazz [sic - should be Dixieland Band] "Command Performance #122" Radio Show
06-25-1944
2:43
Long Ago And Far Away "Command Performance #??" Radio Show
12-24-1945
3:41
Why Was I Born? Capitol Recording
08-03-1960
3:39
Lorna [aka "Lorna's Song"] The Judy Garland Show TV Series
01-24-1964
2:50
Side B - The Wit
New York, New York Judy's first appearance on "The Jack Paar Program" (television) plugging her film Gay Purr-ee (WB 1961) with co-star Robert Goulet
12-02-1962
Not Listed
London, England Judy's second appearance on "The Jack Paar Program" taped at the Prince Charles Theater, Fielding's Music Hall, London, England
11-25-1964
Not Listed
Hollywood, California "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Hollywood" - an NBC-TV/Jack Paar Special. Judy once again tells hilarious anecdotes. Actually taped at Rockefeller Center in New York
05-07-1967

Not Listed




CREDITS

Produced for this series by Hugh Fordin

Associate Producer: Alan Eichler

Photographs by: Richard Avedon

Art Director: Rupert Finegold

Mastered at Dick Charles Recording Studios, N.Y.

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