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CONCERTSMISCELLANEOUSRADIOSOUNDTRACKS

"Judy Sings! On The Radio" is split up into two pages. Part 1 covers the years 1935-1949. Page 2 covers the years 1950-1961.

By the early 1960s, Judy was not appearing on radio shows. The golden age of radio had passed and it was reduces to featuring mostly music, interviews, and news. This page features a wide variety of Judy Garland radio appearances ranging from her last "plugging" of her latest MGM films to various interviews.

Newer additions are noted with New! check back often to see if any new files have been posted.

Last update: February 12, 2017

Enjoy!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the folks out there who have so generously shared various audio files with The Judy Room - especially those on Facebook. Thank you!

09-20-1950

GET HAPPY
GOODNIGHT IRENE (parody)
New!
SAM'S SONG

Judy and Bing Crosby recorded her appearance on "The Bing Crosby Show" for CBS Radio, broadcast out of KNX Radio Studios in Hollywood on October 11, 1950. Crosby always pre-recorded his shows a couple of weeks before the broadcast dates.

Judy sang "Get Happy" (promoting Summer Stock), "Sam's Song" (with Bing), and "Goodnight Irene" (Bob Hope joined in for this last song.

11-05-1950

ALICE ADAMS (57 megs)

The complete show as first aired on NBC's "The Theatre Guild on the Air." The show was directed by Lawrence Langner, narrated by Roger Pryor, and co-starred Thomas Mitchell & Ann Shoemaker. Judy played the lead role first played by Katherine Hepburn in the 1936 film of the same name.

Of interest is that in October 1950 Judy was in New York and in talks with Rodgers & Hammerstein about possibly replacing Mary Martin in "South Pacific" on Broadway. Rodgers & Hammerstein also wanted to write a stage or film musical version of "Alice Adams" for her. Neither project happened.

09-25-1950

FRIENDLY STAR

From "The Bing Crosby Show" on CBS Radio. As noted, Crosby pre-recorded his shows two weeks in advance. This episode aired on October 18, 1950.

12-06-1950

RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER
ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY

From "The Bing Crosby Show" on CBS Radio, recorded mid-November 1950; aired December 6, 1950. Judy and Bing's charming duet on "Rudolph" and it's the only known time that Judy performed this song in public.

This is Judy's first public performance of "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" - which would later become identified with her. It was sung in tribute to Al Jolson - he passed away on October 23, 1950. Judy also sang "Boise, Idaho," "Blue Boy" & "These Lush Moments" (all with Bing Crosby).

Judy and Bing had a wonderful rapport that, sadly, they were never able to showcase in a film together. On the radio, their personalities, not to mention their voices, blended perfectly. So much so that when Bing's wife passed away, Judy became Bing's permanent guest host for the show. Luckily, Judy and Bing DID record a few singles for
Decca Records in 1945 (they both were under contract to the company) which give us lucky listeners more chances to hear their marvelous chemistry.

Complete Show (MP3 file - 35 megs)

12-25-1950

THE WIZARD OF OZ (mp3 file - 87 megs)

The complete CBS "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast. Judy's co-stars are: Hans Conreid, Herb Vigran, Edwin Max, Herb Butterfield, Betty Lou Gerson, and Noreen Gammill.William Keighley is the host, John Milton Kennedy the announcer. Music Director is Rudy Schrager.

Check out The Judy Room's Spotlight on The Wizard of Oz

January 1951

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

From "Hollywood Party" (Radio). Judy also sang "How Deep Is The Ocean" and "You're Just In Love" with Vic Damone. The "iffy" sound quality of this recording only serve to amplify the need for these radio recordings to be properly catalogued and restored. Still, it's worth listening to if only to hear Judy's take on a popular patriotic song.

01-23-1951

New! THE BING CROSBY SHOW

Judy and Bing Crosby recorded her appearance on "The Bing Crosby Show" for CBS Radio. Crosby recorded all of his shows in advance and this was no different. It was broadcast on February 7.

Judy sang "You Made Me Love You" and with Crosby, "Just The Way You Are" as well as a comedy skit that included "In My Merry Oldsmobile"; "Hello, My Baby"; "Some Rainy Afternoon"; and "Walking My Baby Back Home."

Complete show (MP3 file - 72 megs)

01-30-1951

I'M IN LOVE WITH A WONDERFUL GUY

From "The Bob Hope Chesterfield Show" on NBC Radio. Judy rarely sang Rodgers & Hammerstein's songs - this is a rare example of how she would have put her distinctive style on one of their songs. At this time, Judy was rumored to have been a possible replacement for Mary Martin in the show "South Pacific" (which includes this song), but supposedly the producers decided against it, fearing Judy wouldn't be able to handle the grueling 8 shows a week (plus) schedule.

Complete show (MP3 file - 30 megs)

02-11-1951

YOU AND I

Judy appeared on the NBC-Radio show "The Big Show" hosted by Tallulah Bankhead and broadcast out of Los Angeles. Judy sang "Get Happy"; "You And I" (with chorus); and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" (with the entire cast). The rest of the guests were: The Andrews Sisters, Joan Davis, Gordon MacRae, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Groucho Marx, and Meredith Willson.

New! Complete show (MP3 file - 127 megs)

02-15-1951

CINDERELLA

From "The Hallmark Playhouse" on CBS Radio. This is an updated version about a modern writer (Judy) who's short stories "seem to come out like Cinderella." She goes on a quest to find out why she's copying a book she hasn't even read yet! Song: "Wishing Will Make It So" reprised as "Wishing Has Made It True."

03-08-1951

HOW COULD YOU BELIEVE ME
(WHEN I SAID I LOVED YOU WHEN YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN A LIAR ALL MY LIFE)


Again, from "The Bing Crosby Show" on CBS Radio. Date approximate.

Judy and Bing do a charming duet on this song, originally written for Judy to sing with Fred Astaire in
Royal Wedding (1951). Judy was exhausted when she began making the film, and couldn't complete it. She did a few costume tests and rehearsals with Fred, but was fired from the production prior to

Judy then made a much publicized suicide attempt (which was in actuality a superficial scratch on her throat - more a cry for help than an actual wish to die). Judy was subsequently released from her MGM contract after 15 years.

Bing gave Judy the opportunity to begin reconnecting with her audience via his radio show. When listening, you'll hear Judy and Bing joke about her firing from
Royal Wedding. This was a Godsend, and helped give Judy some of the confidence she needed to rebuild her career.

NOTE: The sound quality of the beginning of this recording is poor, but it clears up just prior to Judy and Bing beginning the song.

03-07-1951

MEAN TO ME

From "The Bing Crosby Show" on CBS Radio. Along with "Mean To Me" Judy duets with Bing on "You're Just In Love" and they both perform a cute sketch that pokes fun at the Sam Spade mysteries with Judy as "Sarah Spade."


Complete show (MP3 file - 41 megs)

03-14-1951

WHEN YOU'RE SMILING

From "The Bing Crosby Show" on CBS Radio. Judy chats with Bing about her upcoming trip to London, the songs she'll sing, and gives this preview. She also pairs with Bing for a Western themed sketch including the novelty song "Stop Your Gamblin' Now."


Complete show (39 megs)

03-22-1951

EASTER PARADE (zip file - 28 megs)

Here is the entire 1951 radio "recreation" of Easter Parade that Judy, Fred Astaire and Peter Lawford performed for the "Gulf Screen Guild Theater."


Check out The Judy Room's Spotlight on Easter Parade

03-22-1951

ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY (WITH A DIXIE MELODY)

Another appearance on "The Bing Crosby Show" on CBS Radio. Judy knocks it out of the park with "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby" and duets with Bing on "Limehouse Blues."


Complete show (MP3 file - 43 megs)

April/May 1951

JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
LOVE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY
MEDLEY: EMBRACEABLE YOU/BUT NOT FOR ME/EASTER PARADE

From Judy's 1951 British Isles Tour. These performances are from Judy's 4 week run at the Palladium in April/May of that year. These are a joy to listen to, as Judy is clearly enjoying her unique connection with the British audiences who, as we know, were crazy about her!


Here is the complete (?) April 1951 concert in zip file format (24 megs)

05-21-1952

WHEN YOU WORE A TULIP

From "The Bing Crosby Show" on CBS Radio.

"When You Wore A Tulip" was one of Judy's hits for Decca Records back in 1942 as a duet with Gene Kelly (they sang it in the film
For Me And My Gal that same year). Judy also reprises her wonderful version of "Mean to Me" and "When You're Smiling."

Complete Show (MP3 file - 43 megs)

06-04-1952

YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU
WALKIN' MY BABY BACK HOME
YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE
OVER THE RAINBOW

From "The Bing Crosby Show" on CBS Radio. Judy also sings "Hello Ma Baby," "In My Merry Oldsmobile" (with Bing Crosby). This version of "You Made Me Love You" is a rare instance of Judy singing the complete, "adult" version of the song. One of my personal favorites.

 

Complete show (MP3 file - 44 megs)

10-30-1952

WISH YOU WERE HERE
YOU BELONG TO ME


From the "General Electric Program" (aka "The Bing Crosby Show") on CBS Radio, hosted by Judy that week, who was filling in for Bing due to his wife Dixie Lee being ill. Judy did not record either of these songs for any of her record labels.


Complete show (MP3 file - 43 megs)

02-16-1953

MY SHIP
HOW LOVELY TO BE ME
THIS IS NEW

"Hollywood Radio Theatre" (CBS Radio) version of the Broadway musical "Lady in the Dark." John Lund co-stars. Although Judy would continue to appear on various radio shows in the future, mostly for interviews, this was Judy's final major radio appearance. Songs: "My Ship," "How Lovely To Be Me," "This Is New." and "The Rights Of Womankind."

Complete Show (zip file - 23 megs)

10-11-1954

New! BEST OF ALL (zip file - 23 megs)

The New York premiere of
A Star Is Born was another big event for Warner Bros. The film premiered at two theaters at the same time: the Victoria and the Capitol. George Jessell was emcee again, as he had been for the world premiere in Hollyood the previous September. Afterward, there was a dinner held at the Waldorf.

The event was telecast as a live special over NBC-TV while at the same time NBC Radio covered the premiere on their "Best of All" show during which Jinx Falkenburg interviewed Judy. All that is known to survive is the radio interview.

1956

THE EDDIE CANTOR SHOW

Cantor pays tribute to Judy by telling anecdotes and playing Judy's Decca version of "Dear Mr. Gable."

12-14-1961

New! HERE'S HOLLYWOOD

Judy was interviewed by Jack Linkletter on the Roof Garden of the Berlin Hilton (in West Berlin), in conjunction with the premiere of "Judgment at Nuremberg."