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Just For Openers
Title:
JUST FOR OPENERS
Category:
TV Soundtrack
Label:
Capitol Records
Catalog Number:
W-2602
DW-2602
Release Date:
1964
Type:
33 1/3 rpm Album
Discs:
1
Length:
39:14
Availability:
Out of print
Just For Openers
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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This was the only official release of any of Judy's recordings from her short-lived TV series of 1963/64. Released in both mono and simulated stereo (hence the two catalog numbers above, the record was quite popular with Judy's fans, and an abridged version was released by Capitol in 1980 #M-12034).

In the years since, recordings from Judy's series would show up on various "bootleg" albums and CDs, including some produced by Judy's ex-husband Sid Luft. Most of these recordings were of poor quality or highly altered electronically. The series recordings wouldn't get an "official" release by Capitol until 1989 when a few tracks showed up on the "Judy Garland Live!" CD. The best CD compilation of songs from Judy's series is "The Show That Got Away" released in 2001.

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

Album cover restoration provided by "Alex in Belgium" - thank you Alex!

Just For Openers
The "Duophonic" version for stereo record players. The text on the back reads:
This Capitol duophonic record is designed for stereo phonographs. Duophonic is an exclusive Capitol electronic development designed to enrich irreplaceable monophonic high-fidelity recordings that have proven their lasting popularity. It brings to these great performance a brilliant new two-channel sound that takes full advantage of the reproduction characteristics of today's finest stereo phonographs.

AFRS Radio DiscAFRS Radio Disc
The rare AFRS version of the album, which was sent around the world
and played for American Servicemen by DJ's on the Armed Forces Radio & Television Services network.
(no cover art is available as these were shipped in plain sleeves, without the fancy packaging)
From the collection of Eric Hemphill



El Show  Abridged version


TRACK LISTING

Mort Lindsey, Conductor

Song Title
Recording Date
Time
Side One
It's A Good Day 11-08-1963 1:55
That's All 10-11-1963 3:00
Some People 10-11-1963 2:00
More 11-30-1963 2:43
Island In The West Indies 10-18-1963 1:35
As Long As He Needs Me 07-16-1963 3:13
Side Two
Get Me To The Church On Time 11-30-1963 1:43
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) 09-20-1963 3:25
I Wish You Love 09-27-1963 3:35
Jamboree Jones
(this was never telecast)
11-30-1963 2:20
The Battle Hymn Of The Republic 12-13-1963 3:50
Maybe I'll Come Back 07-30-1963 1:45



DISC CREDITS

Produced for records by: Kermit Walter

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