Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Some of the other new recordings posted to the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience include the original recording session for Dear Mr. Gable You Made Me Love You, and a vintage radio program celebrating the victorious movement made in the final push of the second world war.

Also heard on the broadcast are Ginny Simms, Loretta Young, Frnces Langford, and others.


The song being analyzed for Interpretations this week is Blue Prelude as sung by Nancy Wilson, Georgie Fame, Judy Garland, and Lena Horne.

Please visit the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience to hear all four recordings, then go to the polling area over there and vote for your favorite.



Elaine Stritch's segment from the Carnegie Hall Salutes Judy Garland event has been posted to the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience.

Elaine is a stitch as she relates some of her crazier experiences with Judy, and then proceeds to break hearts with her renditions of two of Judy's most tender songs.

Here is the link:

THAT VOICE and a solo piano

Thirty recordings featuring the voice of Judy Garland accompanied by a solo piano have been posted to the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience.

Not only can you hear Judy sing songs you have never heard before, but you can also hear some of her most well known songs pared down and presented in a simple, honest, and unadorned way.

Songs include I Wish You Love, Lose That Long Face, For Once In My Life, Rockabye Your Baby, What Now My Love, Born In A Trunk, I Loved Him, Last Night When We Were Young, Love, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, and many, many more!

Here's the link:



Over at the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience, this week we are remembering and celebrating the great Song Stylist Chris Connor, who passed away from Cancer on August 29.

Chris first sang publicly in 1945, and was still doing so over 60 years later.

Several rare live performances by her are currently posted at TJGE.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009


This week over at Yahoo’s The Judy Garland Experience they have gone Hollywood!
Among the rare recordings posted are not one, but two, saucy and spicy Poland Springs commercials by none other than Mae West!

There are also incredibly rare and blue outtakes from Orson Welles, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sharon Tate, and Col. Sanders.

Frances Faye stops by and sings a few standards in her unique and entertaining way,

Marilyn Monroe is revived and remixed, and the great Nina Simone performs live at the Hollywood Bowl!

As for Judy, excerpts from her appearance at the Hollywood Bowl can also be heard, as well as the complete broadcast of Good News Of 1938 starring Judy, Sophie Tucker, Jeanette McDonald, and a host of others.

The complete recording of Judy’s 1969 appearance at the NFT has also been posted, along with excerpts from her latest CD JUDY GOES HOLLYWOOD.

There are tons of other rare recordings posted, but you will just have to come visit TJGE to see what they are: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/thejudygarlandexperience/

If you are not familiar with TJGE it is the worlds largest and most exciting Judy Garland group. Our files include thousands of the rarest Judy Garland photos found anywhere, as well as the rarest of the rare Garland audio recordings (which incidentally are changed weekly).

The membership of The Judy Garland Experience includes Garland family members, people who knew and worked with Judy, other celebrities, authors of books on Garland, people who have made films and documentaries about her, and fans from all levels, and all walks of life. The only one missing is you!

Here is the link:

Monday, September 14, 2009


Just got finished listening to The new Savoy Jazz release Judy Goes Hollywood that is set to be released tomorrow.

What a treat! The line up is well thought out, and each song fits perfectly into it's slot.

The sound, coming from various TV soundtrack recordings, of course is varied, and yes, the later recordings, after TJGS had an audio overhaul, are richer and warmer sounding, but some of the earlier recordings have their own aural merits as well (Alexander's Ragtime Band and Keep Your Sunny Side Up sound like they are in stereo).

All in all a very enjoyable listening experience, and one that I look forward to repeating again and again!

Hat's off to Judy Garland, Savoy, John Fricke, Ranse Ransone, and the rest of the production team for this welcome disc!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Some of the new files posted over at the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience include Judy's complete concert from the Boston Common, as recorded on August 31, 1967, an upgraded recording of Judy and her brother in law's (Dick Cathcart) 1952 asppearance on the Guest Star show, Three songs from Judy's 1944 appearance at the Demorcratic Committee, some Judy related Valley Of The Dolls recordings (including a true full stereo version of Judy singing I'll Plant My Own Tree, as well as an a capella version of the song, another song called Get Off Looking Good, that Judy had wanted to sing in the film, and a phone conversation between Judy and Wayne Martin discussing Judy's troubles with the production), and a restored song from Judy's original Palace run.
It's also Anita O'Day week over at the Experience and we are featuring several songs from her almost 70 year recording career, as well as the only known recordings of her and Judy together, one from 1945 and another from 1969.

And if that ain't enough, Anita and Roy Eldridge perform four different versions of Let Me Off Uptown as part of this weeks "Interpretations."

If you aren't a member of The Judy Garland Experience yet it is time you joined.




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