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Broadway Melody of 1938
Title:

BROADWAY MELODY OF 1938

Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Motion Picture Tracks International
Catalog Number:
MPT-3
Release Date:
1983
Type:
12" 33 1/3 LP
Discs:
1
Length:
Not listed
Availability:
Out Of Print

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Broadway Melody of 1938
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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

Back of LP Broadway Melody Of 1938, actually released in 1937, was Judy's breakthrough film. It was her second feature film, and her first feature for M-G-M. Her very first feature was on loan out to 20th Century-Fox for 1936's Pigskin Parade. In Melody, she stole the film from the stars (Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Sophie Tucker and Buddy Ebsen) and walked away with her first identity defining song "(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You". From here on out, her star would continue to ascend until she was the undisputed queen of the M-G-M Musical.

No official soundtrack album has ever been released for this film. However, "Dear Mr. Gable" began showing up on M-G-M Records Garland compilation albums in the early 60's. "Everybody Sing" would not appear on album until the bootleg version released in the late 1970's (no image available yet). The versions as heard in the film made their first appearance on CD in 1990 on Robert Parker's "The Golden Age In Digital Stereo", a wonderful compilation of songs from 1930's musicals digitally remastered. "Everybody Sing" would get it's "official" release on the 1996 Rhino Records 2-CD set "Judy Garland - Collector's Gems From The M-G-M Films" when the complete extended version was included, along with "Your Broadway And My Broadway" and the outtake "Yours And Mine". These were the original studio pre-recordings previously available on the 1995 laser disc set "Judy Garland - The Golden Years At M-G-M". "Dear Mr. Gable" would see it's official CD release on the 1995 Rhino boxed set "That's Entertainment! The Ultimate Anthology of M-G-M Musicals", although the ending of the song is from a slightly different take than the film version. The version as heard in the film would be released on CD in 1998 as part of the Rhino single disc compilation "Judy Garland - In Hollywood Her Greatest Movie Hits".

A nice bonus for this album is that it includes Judy's rehearsal recording of "I'm Feelin' Like A Million" which at the time had only been available on the 1976 LP "Cut! Outtakes From Hollywood's Greatest Musicals, Volume One".

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

The cast of the film



CD Version

TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks in blue.

Title
Performed by...
Side One
Overture
Orchestra
[includes snippet of Judy singing "Yours And Mine"]
Largo Al Factotum
Charles Igor Gorin
Follow In My Footsteps
Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, & Buddy Ebsen
Yours And Minde
Eleanor Powell
Everybody Sing
Judy Galand

Some Of These Day[s]

Sophie Tucker
I'm Feeling Like A Million
(Song not put in movie)
Judy Garland
Side Two
I'm Feeling Like A Million
Eleanor Powell, George Murphy
(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You
Judy Garland
Finale:
#1 Eleanor Powell, George Murphy - Dancing
#2 Buddy Ebsen, Judy Garland - Dancing
#3 Your Broadway and My Broadway - Sophie Tucker, Charles Igor Gorin
#4 End: All Sing
[see album listing at left]



CREDITS

Cover Design: Dennis Preato

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