THE DISC & RECORDINGS:
February 20, 1945 (not on the 15th as shown on the album)
for the Armed Forces Radio Service Command Performance, "Dick
Tracy in B-Flat - or For Goodness Sake Isn't he Ever Going
To marry Tess Trueheart?" is one of Judy's most popular,
and most readily available, radio performances. A parody
with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante
and more (see cast list below), this show gave Judy a chance
to flex her comedic muscles. You can hear them all cracking
up and having fun throughout the performance.
The show was broadcast on April 19, 1945 or April 29, 1945
depending on which source you believe.
This edition was originally released on LP by Hollywood Soundstage
(as well as other companies such as Sandy Hook Records) in
the 1970's. The photo above is a scan of the 1990's CD release
of the album. In the 1990's, Hollywood Soundstage released
several of their albums on CD, with photos of the covers
and backs of the albums used for the CD cover art. The transfer
to CD by Hollywood Soundstage is "iffy" at best. They're
simple copies of the actual LPs, not the original recordings.
This show was also released on CD in England in 2002 by EMI Gold.