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MGM's Silver Anniversary
Title:

MGM'S SILVER ANNIVERSARY

Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
M-G-M Records
Catalog Number:
M-G-M 42
Release Date:
1949
Type:
78rpm
Discs:
4
Length:
Not Given
Availability:
Out of print
MGM's Silver Anniversary


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This is one of the rarest of the early MGM soundtrack albums. Thank you to Bruce for providing the cover scan and record details.

This is also the first time the still young M-G-M Records ever released a compilation album featuring Judy. They would, of course, produce many, many compilation albums throughout the 50's, 60's, 70's and into the 80's. What's interesting about this compilation is that includes songs that M-G-M Records would not include in subesequent compilations (i.e. the Van Johnson & Jimmy Durante tracks).

This is also the first time that we know of that M-G-M Records reached back to the pre-soundtrack record era (pre-1946) and included an older pre-recording, in this case the Kathryn Grayson track from the pre-recordings to 1945's Anchors Aweigh which was never officially released as a soundtrack. M-G-M Records would eventually use several pre-soundtrack era recordings, but these were usually directly from the soundtracks of the films themselves, such as most of the pre-1946 Judy Garland tracks and the original soundtrack of The Wizard Of Oz, notable exceptions being the outtakes of Garland's "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" and "Danny Boy" which were taken from the pre-recording masters. These can be found the 1996 Rhino Records CD "Judy Garland - Collector's Gems from the M-G-M Films" as well as a plethora of out-of-print LPs such as 1962's "The Judy Garland Story Vol. 2" and 1969 set "The Golden Years at MGM".

All images on this page from the collections of Bruce.



TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland track in blue.

Title
Performed by
From the film

Date Recorded

Record No. 30200 - Sides A & B
Jealousy
Kathryn Grayson
Anchors Aweigh (1945) Unknown
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Lena Horne
Till The Clouds Roll By (1946) 01-29-1946
Record No. 30201 - Sides A & B
The French Lesson
June Allyson & Peter Lawford
Good News (1947) 03-03-1947
Goodnight Sweetheart
Note: Johnson was not in this film, this is a studio recording.
Van Johnson
Holiday In Mexico (1946) Unknown
(circa 1947)
Record No. 30202 - Sides A & B
Love Of My Life
Judy Garland
The Pirate (1948) 12-27-1946
Nina
Gene Kelly

The Pirate (1948)

03-19-1947
Record No. 30203 - Sides A & B
I'm The Guy Who Found The Lost Chord
Jimmy Durante
This Time For Keeps (1947) Unknown
O'kl Baby Do'kl
Note: This is a studio recording MGM had Ms. Garrett make for release as a single. In the film she performs the song with The Page Cavanaugh Trio. They were under contract to RCA Victor Records forbidding MGM from releasing their film performance on record. Hence her pairing with the Hal Mooney Orch. The Page Cavanaugh Trio cut their own studio version of this song for RCA, without Ms. Garrett.
Betty Garrett with Hal Mooney & His Orchestra
Big City (1948)
Unknown


CREDITS

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