Over the Rainbow: The Very Best of Judy Garland
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||Over the Rainbow||Judy Garland||2:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You Made Me Love You||Judy Garland||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart||Judy Garland||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Our Love Affair||Judy Garland||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm Nobody's Baby||Judy Garland||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Friendship||Judy Garland & Johnny Mercer||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's a Great Day for the Irish||Judy Garland||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||How About You?||Judy Garland||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||F.D.R. Jones||Judy Garland||2:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blues In the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me)||Judy Garland||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||For Me and My Gal||Judy Garland & Gene Kelly||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Embraceable You ("Girl Crazy" Original Cast)||Judy Garland||3:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||But Not for Me ("Girl Crazy" Original Cast)||Judy Garland||3:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Got Rhythm ("Girl Crazy" Original Cast)||Judy Garland||2:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Boy Next Door ("Meet Me In St. Louis" Original Cast)||Judy Garland||3:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Trolley Song ("Meet Me In St. Louis" Original Cast)||Judy Garland||2:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Alternate Take)||Judy Garland||2:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe||Judy Garland & The Merry Macs||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) [Alternate Take]||Judy Garland & Bing Crosby||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Love||Judy Garland||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Unlike most musical film stars, Judy Garland maintained a healthy career as a recording artist separate from her duties at the film studios. Of course, many of the songs she recorded were ones she also performed in her films. But Decca Records, which had unusually close ties to Hollywood and Broadway, recorded her regularly from 1936 to 1947, and she scored a series of record hits for the label, beginning with her signature song, "Over the Rainbow," in 1939. The 90 masters she recorded for Decca have been reissued often over the years, of course, but this 20-track compilation can claim to be, as the press release accompanying it notes, the first full-length, front-line (i.e., full-price) single CD compilation of the recordings. Included are all of Garland's hits of the first half of the '40s as measured on Billboard magazine's best-seller charts of the period: "I'm Nobody's Baby," the '20s song she sang in Andy Hardy Meets Debutante; "For Me and My Gal," the 1917 song she sang with Gene Kelly in the film of the same name; "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. Louis; "Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk)," a novelty duet with Bing Crosby; and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" from The Harvey Girls. Also included are her customized version of "You Made Me Love You," which brought her attention in Broadway Melody of 1938; "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," which she used to audition at MGM in 1935; and three Gershwin songs from Girl Crazy. The result is a reasonable selection of highlights of the Decca material, though one must question the inclusion of two alternate takes (of "Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"). A single-disc best-of is not the place to include inferior, if interesting, rarities.
Judy Garland represents pure beauty both in her music and looks. She lived at a time when a size 2 wasn't the most attractive, and it was your voice that made you famous. Over The Rainbow is the most beautiful song I've ever heard.
No words to describe.
She had that voice that made you stop, listen, breathe. I'm only 20 now but i've known Judy Garland's voice and music since I can remember and there still is no one that is comparable to her. Though her life was short lived she did give us some of the greatest music ever.
Over the Rainbow
A classic song never to be forgotten. I sang this song in the shower, on the way to school, and when I'm bored. It will be a song treasured for many, many years to come.