Judy Garland – Smilin’ Through – The Singles Collection 1936-1947 – 4CD
This 4-disc deluxe set is the first-ever complete anthology of Judy's singles at Decca Records that includes all her master takes and known alternates. Seven alternate tracks make their CD debut here.
Until now, some alternate takes were only available on the 1984 LP "From The Decca Vaults." Some others were mistakenly presented as the "A" takes when released by Decca on LP. In 1994, MCA Records released "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)" that was missing several of these alternates. Additionally, the sound quality on many of the tracks on that set was sub-par to what had previously been released on CD.
On this 2011 JSP release, all of the recordings have been gloriously remastered by Peter Rynston, making it the very best (and complete) compilation of Judy's Decca singles to date. A definite "must have."
Note: The two surviving test records Judy cut for Decca in 1935 ("Bill" and a medley of "On The Good Ship Lolipop/The Object of My Affection/Dinah") are not included as they were not recorded as "singles" and were rejected by Decca. Both recordings can be found on the 2010 JSP Records release "Judy Garland - Lost Tracks."
SPECIAL NOTE: After this set went into production, the International Bing Crosby Club came out with the revelation that there is a C take of “Mine” plus a “B” take of “Yah-Ta-Ta,” both duets with Bing Crosby. This new JSP set already includes the extra T take of “Yah-Ta-Ta” but the fact that there are two more alternate takes is wonderful news! It’s also puzzling that none of the Garland “experts” out there was aware of these alternates – until now.
Per the CD set’s compiler and annotator, Lawrence Schulman: ”I have just today [August 6, 2011] discovered the existence of an additional alternate of “Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) and one of “Mine.” Since these discoveries were made after the preparation of Judy Garland: Smilin’ Through – The Singles Collection 1936-1947, they are obviously not included in the new JSP set. As much as it is regrettable that the new release is thus not a complete Garland at Decca, I think it is best to rejoice in the discovery of two hidden tracks. I think as much as I am disappointed that I was not able to include these newly discovered tracks (at least to me), I am also happy that new discoveries continue to be made. I hope there will be many more.”
1. Stompin' At The Savoy (recorded in New York City) - Judy Garland 2. Swing Mister Charlie (recorded in New York City) - Judy Garland 3. Everybody Sing - Judy Garland 4. Everybody Sing - Judy Garland 5. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm - Judy Garland 6. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm - Judy Garland 7. (Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You - Judy Garland 8. (Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You - Judy Garland 9. You Can't Have Ev'rything - Judy Garland 10. Sleep My Baby Sleep - Judy Garland 11. Cry Baby Cry - Judy Garland 12. Cry Baby Cry - Judy Garland 13. Ten Pins In The Sky - Judy Garland 14. It Never Rains, But What It Pours - Judy Garland 15. Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland 16. The Jitterbug - Judy Garland 17. In Between - Judy Garland 18. Sweet Sixteen - Judy Garland 19. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart - Judy Garland 20. I'm Just Wild About Harry - Judy Garland 21. Fascinating Rhythm - Judy Garland 22. Oceans Apart - Judy Garland 23. Embraceable You - Judy Garland 24. Swanee - Judy Garland 25. Figaro - Judy Garland 26. Figaro - Judy Garland
1. (Can This Be) The End Of The Rainbow - Judy Garland 2. I'm Nobody's Baby - Judy Garland 3. Buds Won't Bud - Judy Garland 4. Wearing Of The Green - Judy Garland 5. Friendship - Johnny Mercer 6. Friendship (alternate) - Johnny Mercer 7. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - Judy Garland 8. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - Judy Garland 9. Our Love Affair - Judy Garland 10. A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow - Judy Garland 11. It's A Great Day For The Irish - Judy Garland 12. The Birthday Of A King - Judy Garland 13. The Star Of The East - Judy Garland 14. How About You? - Judy Garland 15. Blues In The Night - Judy Garland 16. Blues In The Night - Judy Garland 17. F.D.R. Jones - Judy Garland 18. The Last Call For Love - Judy Garland 19. The Last Call For Love - Judy Garland 20. Pour You - Judy Garland 21. Pour You - Judy Garland 22. On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Judy Garland 23. Pour Little Rich Girl - Judy Garland 24. For Me And My Gal - Gene Kelly 25. When You Wore A Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red Rose) - Gene Kelly
1. That Old Black Magic - Judy Garland 2. I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You) - Judy Garland 3. But Not For Me - Judy Garland 4. I Got Rhythm - Judy Garland 5. I Got Rhythm - Judy Garland 6. Embraceable You - Judy Garland 7. Embraceable You - Judy Garland 8. Could You Use Me? - Mickey Rooney 9. Bidin' My Time - Leo Harmonica Quartet Diamond 10. No Love No Nothin' - Judy Garland 11. A Journey To A Star - Judy Garland 12. The Boy Next Door - Judy Garland 13. Boys And Girls Like You And Me - Judy Garland 14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland 15. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland 16. The Trolley Song - Judy Garland 17. Skip To My Lou - Judy Garland 18. Meet Me In St. Louis - Judy Garland 19. You've Got Where You Want Me - Bing Crosby 20. Mine - Bing Crosby 21. This Heart Of Mine - Judy Garland 22. This Heart Of Mine - Judy Garland 23. Love - Judy Garland 24. Connecticut - Judy Garland 25. Connecticut - Judy Garland
1. Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) - Bing Crosby 2. Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) - Bing Crosby 3. March Of The Doagies - Kenny & The Kay Thompson Chorus Baker 4. Swing Your Partner Round And Round - Kay Chorus Thompson 5. On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe - Kay Chorus Thompson 6. On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe - Judy & The Merry Macs Garland 7. If I Had You - Judy & The Merry Macs Garland 8. If I Had You - Judy & The Merry Macs Garland 9. You'll Never Walk Alone - Judy Garland 10. Smilin' Through - Judy Garland 11. It's A Great Big World - Garland, Judy / O'brien, Virginia & Russell, Betty 12. In The Valley (Where the Evenin' Sun Goes Down) - Judy Garland 13. On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe (short version, minus the choral intro - short ending) - Garland, Judy & Thompson, Kay Chorus 14. Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did? - Dick Haymes 15. For You For Me, Forevermore - Dick Haymes 16. Changing My Tune - Judy Garland 17. Don't Tell Me That Story - Judy Garland 18. Don't Tell Me That Story - Judy Garland 19. There Is No Breeze (To Cool the Flame of Love) - Judy Garland 20. Nothing But You - Judy Garland 21. I Wish I Were In Love Again - Judy & Two Piano Accompaniment By Griffith And Goodwin Garland 22. I Wish I Were In Love Again - Judy & Two Piano Accompaniment By Griffith And Goodwin Garland 23. Falling In Love With Love - Judy & Two Piano Accompaniment By Griffith And Goodwin Garland
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