Collection: Judy Garland
21 Hollywood Hits
NIMBUS NI 2004
|Over the rainbow.
Stompin' at the Savoy.
Swing Mr Charlie.
You made me love you.
You can't have everything.
All God's Chillun got rhythm.
I'm Nobody's Baby.
Singin' in the rain.
It's a great day for the Irish.
Minne from Trinidad.
Chin Up Cheerio Carry On!.
How About You?
On the Sunny Side of the Street.
I'm always chasing rainbows
This second release, by Nimbus, this month, of golden oldies brilliantly
refurbished, from 78s, into very good quality modern digital stereo sound,
is devoted to some 20 numbers by a young Judy Garland (1922-1969) in the
late 1930s and early 1940s.
The recordings come from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and from Decca. She signed
with MGM in 1935 and with Decca in 1937. The two concurrent contracts allowed
her to make soundtrack recordings at MGM and commercial ones at Decca, often
of the same songs.
This collection includes many favourites such as Over the Rainbow
(The Wizard of Oz); Swing, Mr Charlie;
Friendship; On the Sunny Side of the Street; (I Love
New York in June) How About You; You Cant Have
Everything; (Dear Mr Gable) You made Me Love You and
Its a Great Day for the Irish. Judys great sincerity
shines through them all. One can only admire in wonderment, Judys vast
expressive powers so very apparent when you saw her on the screen.
Listen, for instance to her singing Chin Up, Cheerio, Carry On!
what pride and encouragement she must have given the troops when they
heard this song in the dark days of 1941, and yet you can also hear a tinge
of sorrow at the thought of their departure. Judy lived all her songs, she
was a real dramatic singer in the literal sense of the word.
The packaging is excellent with informed notes by Lawrence Schulman and a
full description of each song by Max O. Preeo, Editor of Show Music.
For Judy fans, heartily recommended