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Judy Garland Lost Tracks 1929-1959
Title:
LOST TRACKS 1929 - 1959
Category:
Vocal
Label:
JSP Records
Catalog Number:
JSP 965
Release Date:
August 2, 2010 (U.K.)
August 10, 2010 (U.S.)
Type:
CD
Discs:
4
Length:
4hrs:32min:31sec
Availability:
Available
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Judy Garland - Lost Tracks 1929 - 1959
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Judy Garland - The Best of "Lost Tracks 1929-1959"
Check out the 2015 "Best of" CD with newly remastered tracks and previously unreleased material!

ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:


Sticker Here they are: The long lost Decca test recordings! The first two tracks in this set are two of the three test recordings made by the then 12-year-old Judy Garland for Decca Records on March 29, 1935. Her first time in a recording studio. Luckily, her two solos survive. The third recording of "Moonglow" she made with her sisters (as "The Garland Sisters") has not. The two recordings here, with mom Ethel Gumm on the piano, are the only recordings (excepting the sister's brief appearance in the 1935 short La Fiesta De Santa Barbara) of Judy Garland's raw talent. The film shorts from 1929/1930 are the earliest recordings of Judy, but those were recorded live on the film set, not in a studio, and they feature a loud 7 year old Judy who, while obviously photogenic and exhibiting some vocal prowess, had not fully matured as a vocalis. But within a few short years she would, and these Decca tests are the only record of her voice as audiences thrilled to it before her tutelage with Roger Edens at the MGM Studios. These are the real proof that Judy Garland was born with a one-of-a-kind, and rare, natural talent.

These tests were thought to be lost until they were found in 1960 in a garbage heap outside of Judy's recently vacated home in the Hombly Hills of Los Angeles, California. The family who found them had no idea what they had, until 2004 when an internet search by their now grown-up daughter Cynthia led her here to The Judy Room, where she found the information she was looking for and was pleasantly surprised to find out just how rare these discs are! Read the full story from the liner notes here (opens a pop-up window).

CLICK HERE to see the Discography Spotlight on The "Lost" Decca Records.

But this set isn't just two tracks, it's a 100 track compilation, 55 on CD for the first time! Included are many rare, previously unreleased radio and live performances, plus some previously released that are newly remastered for this release. A stellar set, a "must have", and to date the best overall CD compilation of Judy's rare, radio, and live performances.

The package artwork is fantastic, managing to be both vintage and contemporary at the same time. You'll love these CDs while marveling at the talent of Judy Garland.

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



Strike Up The Band
Original disc used for the transfer of
"Strike Up The Band."
Note how this is on the same label as the
"lost" Decca Recordings
(see bottom of page)


Presto Disc

The "Presto" disc that contained
the rare "Ma! He's Making Eyes At Me" recording.
Hap Hap Happy Day
The rare "Hollywood Music Co." disc that features the track
"It's a Hap, Hap, Happy Day"

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TRACK LISTING

Disc 1     Disc 2

CD 1 - Back                         CD 1 - Back

* First time on CD
+ Based on new transfer from transcription disc
^ First time with complete introduction

Date
Recorded/Aired
TITLE
Time
Disc 1:   1935 - 1939    trt: 69:59
03-29-1935
BILL *
(with Ethel Gumm at the piano)
DLA-158A
3:23
03-29-1935
MEDLEY: ON THE GOOD SHIP LOLIPOP/THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION/DINAH *
(with Ethel Gumm at the piano)
DLA-159A
2:52
10-26-1935
BROADWAY RHYTHM ^
("The Shell Chateau Hour" - Introduction by Wallace Beery)
5:17
11-16-1935
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART ^
("The Shell Chateau Hour" - Introduction by Wallace Berry)
4:17
04-06-1937
SMILES
("Jack Oakie's College")
2:31
05-04-1937
THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
("Jack Oakie's College")
6:31
04-14-1938
COLLEGE SWING
("Good News of 1938")
2:40
04-14-1938
CRYIN' FOR THE CAROLINES
("Good News of 1938")
3:35
05-05-1938
GOD'S COUNTRY *
("Good News of 1938")
3:04
05-05-1938
FRANZ SCHUBERT'S SERENADE *
("Good News of 1938")
3:47
05-05-1938
HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN? *
("Good News of 1938")
3:28
12-14-1938
MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME *
("American Calling")
3:02
1939 or 1940
ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN? *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:45
1939 or 1940
DARDENELLA *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:56
1939 or 1940
MEDLEY: OH JOHNNY, OH JOHNNY, OH!/OOH! WHAT YOU SAID *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:17
1939 or 1940
MA (HE'S MAKING EYES AT ME) *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
1:56
01-08-1939
SWEET OR SWING? *
("Hollywood Screen Guild Theater")
1:59
03-07-1939
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT JONES *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:50
04-06-1939
SWEET SIXTEEN *
("Tune Up Time")
4:15
12-16-1939
COMES LOVE
("Arrowhead Springs Hotel Opening" broadcast)
2:42
12-19-1939
SILENT NIGHT *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:27
Disc 2:   1940 - 1944    trt: 69:51
1940
ALICE BLUE GOWN *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:37
1940
TOO ROMANTIC *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:43
01-23-1940
IT'S A HAP, HAP, HAPPY DAY +
("Command Performance #18")
2:06
02-13-1940
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:58
05-07-1940
(?)
MY WONDERFUL ONE, LET'S DANCE *
("The Pepsodent Show with Bob Hope")
2:16
10-28-1940
I AIN'T GOT NOBODY
("The Lux Radio Theatre - Strike Up The Band")
1:59
10-28-1940
DRUMMER BOY
("The Lux Radio Theatre - Strike Up The Band")
1:23
01-01-1941
AULD LANG SYNE *
("Bundles for Britain")
2:14
01-01-1941
I HEAR A RHAPSODY *
("Bundles for Britain")
2:47
02-22-1941
(AMERICA) MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE *
("Academy Awards")
1:11
04-27-1941
CHIN UP, CHERRIO, CARRY ON *
("Young America Wants to Help")
2:01
07-02-1941
STRIKE UP THE BAND *+
("Millions for Defense")
1:21
11-17-1941
HOW ABOUT YOU?
("The Lux Radio Theatre - Strike Up The Band")
(with Mickey Rooney)
2:51
11-17-1941
THE PEANUT VENDOR
("The Lux Radio Theatre - Strike Up The Band")
2:40
12-23-1941
ABE LINCOLN HAD JUST ONE COUNTRY*
("The Treasury Hour")
2:28
06-18-1942
MINNIE FROM TRINIDAD +
("Command Performance #18")
3:56
07-28-1942
OVER THE RAINBOW +
("Command Performance #24")
3:10
10-09-1942
IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH +
("Command Performance #35")
2:30
10-09-1942
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET +
("Command Performance #35")
2:26
10-12-1942
I'LL REMEMBER APRIL +
("The Lux Radio Theatre - Morning Glory")
1:51
03-20-1943
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART +
("Command Performance #58")
3:29
03-22-1943
HOW YOU GONNA KEEP 'EM DOWN ON THE FARM?
("Screen Guild Players - For Me And My Gal")
1:11
04-03-1943
I NEVER KNEW
("Command Performance #61")
2:09
07-04-1943
THIS IS THE ARMY, MR. JONES
("The Pause That Refreshes on the Air")
1:12
08-28-1943
PEOPLE WILL SAY WE'RE IN LOVE +
("Command Performance #81")
(with Bing Crosby)
2:25
Circa 1944
THE BOY NEXT DOOR *+
("Armed Forces Radio and Television Services Basic Music Library - 'P' Series: P-226)
2:24
01-05-1944
SPEAK LOW +
("Mail Call #72")
3:01
03-05-1944
EMBRACEABLE YOU
("Command Performance #106")
(with Frank Sinatra)
2:55
05-17-1944
CAN DO, WILL DO (THE SONG OF THE SEABEES)
("Mail Call #91")
2:02

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Disc 3     Disc 4

CD 1 - Back                         CD 1 - Back

* First time on CD
+ Based on new transfer from transcription disc
^ First time with complete introduction
First complete release


Date
Recorded/Aired
TITLE
Time
Disc 3:  The Radio Years  1944 - 1953    trt: 70:32
05-17-1944
THE TROLLEY SONG +
("Mail Call #91")
3:03
06-03-1944
DIXIELAND BAND +
("Command Performance #122")
2:43
06-03-1944
SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY +
("Command Performance #122")
(with Bing Crosby)
2:39
07-15-1944
LONG AGO (AND FAR AWAY) +
("Command Performance #129")
3:30
08-19-1944
I MAY BE WRONG (BUT I THINK YOU'RE WONDERFUL) +
("Command Performance #134")
2:16
04-11-1945
LOVE +
("Mail Call #140")
3:19
May 7 or 8
1945
MEDLEY: WE'RE OFF TO SEE HERR HITLER/I'VE GOT SIXPENSE/WHEN WE GO ROLLING HOME/BLESS THEM ALL *
("AFRS VE-Day Program")
1:33
10-05-1945
GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT
("The Danny Kaye Show")
(with Frank Sinatra)
2:05
10-05-1945
MY ROMANCE
("The Danny Kaye Show")
(with Frank Sinatra)
2:54
12-25-1945
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
("Command Performance - Christmas Special")
1:13
09-29-1946
I'VE GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING +
("Command Performance #241")
2:05
11-27-1946
LIZA +
("The Bing Crosby Show - Philco Radio Time")
3:15
02-04-1947
CONNECTICUT *
("Philco Radio Time" Dress Rehearsal)
(with Bing Crosby)
3:12
02-19-1947
I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN +
("Philco Radio Time")
3:13
06-30-1948
BLUE SKIES/HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN? *
("The Tex and Jinx Show")
2:06
06-30-1948
IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I DANCE WITH YOU *
("The Tex and Jinx Show")
(with Fred Astaire)
1:21
09-30-1948
PRETTY BABY
("The Kraft Music Hall")
(with Al Jolson)
0:44
01-30-1951
(I'M IN LOVE WITH) A WONDERFUL GUY
("The Bob Hope Show")
1:50
02-11-1951
GET HAPPY *
("The Big Show")
3:16
03-07-1951
MEAN TO ME
("The Bing Crosby Show")
2:55
03-22-1951
I WANT TO GO BACK TO MICHIGAN (DOWN ON THE FARM) *
("Gulf Screen Guild - Easter Parade")
2:30
03-22-1951
EASTER PARADE *
("Gulf Screen Guild - Easter Parade")
(with Fred Astaire)
2:42
06-13-1952
MEDLEY: YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU/FOR ME AND MY GAL/THE BOY NEXT DOOR
/THE TROLLEY SONG
* +
(Guest Star - U.S. Treasury Department Public Broadcast)
6:31
06-13-1952
A PRETTY GIRL MILKING HER COW * +
(Guest Star - U.S. Treasury Department Public Broadcast)
2:58
10-30-1952
ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND ^
("The General Electric Show")
2:04
02-15-1953
THIS IS NEW *
("The Lux Radio Theatre - Lady in the Dark")
1:12
02-15-1953
MY SHIP (HAS SAILS THAT ARE MADE OF SILK) *
("The Lux Radio Theatre - Lady in the Dark")
1:58
Disc 4:   On Stage & The Gumm Sisters    trt: 62:09
September
1940
OVER THE RAINBOW
(Carousel of American Music - San Francisco) (with Harold Arlen at the piano)
3:04
02-25-1941
IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH
(Greek Relief Fund - Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles) (David Rose - Conductor)
2:33
10-08-1944
THE TROLLEY SONG *
(Democratic Committee Dinner) (Johnny Green at the piano)
2:19
12-09-1945
LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING *
(Jerome Kern Memorial)
3:17
07-20-1946
LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING *
(A Tribute to Jerome Kern - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles)
3:23
07-20-1946
WHO? *
(A Tribute to Jerome Kern - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles)
2:46
08-17-1946
THE RIGHT ROMANCE *
(Hollywood Bowl Symphony Rehearsal, Motion Picture Academy Night -
   Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles) (Alfred Newman - Conductor)
1:56
08-17-1946
ALL THROUGH THE DAY *
(Hollywood Bowl Symphony Rehearsal, Motion Picture Academy Night -
   Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles) (Alfred Newman - Conductor)
(with Gene Kelly)
1:57
April or May
1951
AT LONG LAST HERE I AM *
(London Palladium) (Buddy Pepper at the piano)
1:37
April or May
1951
JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS *
(London Palladium) (Buddy Pepper at the piano)
4:39
April or May
1951
LOVE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY *
(London Palladium) (Buddy Pepper at the piano)
2:02
07-08-1955
THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY *
(Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California)
3:28
07-08-1955
CAROLINA IN THE MORNING *
(Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California)
2:33
07-08-1955
A PRETTY GIRL MILKING HER COW *
(Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California)
2:39
07-08-1955
AFTER YOU'VE GONE *
(Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California)
2:19
07-08-1955
OVER THE RAINBOW *
(Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California)
3:17
07-08-1955
LIZA *
(Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California)
3:17
07-08-1955
SWANEE *
(Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California)
3:17
10-16-1957
ME AND MY SHADOW *
(The Dominion, London)
3:20
11-08-1959
ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY *
(Friar's Roast for Dean Martin, Los Angeles) (George Jessel - Introduction)
3:55
1929
THAT'S THE GOOD OLD SUNNY SOUTH
(The Big Revue - Associated Films/Meglin/Mayfair Pictures)
(Optical soundtrack recorded by RCA Photophone - filmed June 11, 12 & 13 - 1929)
(with Virginia & Mary Jane Gumm)
2:26
1929
WHERE THE BUTTERFLIES KISS THE BUTTERCUPS GOODNIGHT
(A Holiday in Storyland - First National/Vitaphone Pictures)
(1-reel Bichrome Technicolor short, Vitaphone #33824 + disc)
(Filmed November or December 1929 - released December 1929)
(with Virginia & Mary Jane Gumm)
1:14
1929
THE LAND OF LET'S PRETEND
(Bubbles - First National/Vitaphone Pictures)
(1-reel Bichrome Technicolor short, Vitaphone #3898 + disc)
(Filmed November or December 1929 - released January 1930)
(with Virginia & Mary Jane Gumm)
1:06

JSP Records "Lost Tracks" notice

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DISC CREDITS

Produced by: John Stedman

Compiled by:
Lawrence Schulman

Sleeve notes for CD A and B by:
Scott Brogan and Lawrence Schulman

Sleeve notes for CD C and D by:
Lawrence Schulman

Restoration of the 1935 Decca test records by:
Gary Galo

Transfer and restoration of the Presto Lacquer disc of the 1939/1940 "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" by:
Gary Galo

The 1940 "Alice Blue Gown" from the collection of:
Eric Hemphill

Transfer of the 1941" Strike Up the Band" by: Wendell Oppewall and Gary Galo; restoration by Gary Galo

The 1948 "Blue Skies/How Deep Is The Ocean?" and "It Only Happens When I Dance With You" from the collections of:
Jerry Waters and Fred Mc Fadden

Remastering by:
Peter Rynston of Tall Order Studios
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