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Here is the rundown of the new audio files posted to the yahoo version of
The Judy Garland E#xperience.
To access the files click HERE.
Eh, even Ryan Lochte would be able to figure out that we are saluting the music of Anita O'Day this week. The rarities are coming fast and furious. And you know what, we haven't even cracked the top layer of O'Day gems that can be found in TJGE vault. Expect more pop up specials throughout the summer.
A JUDY MOMENT
This is a transfer from an acetate that had a very early test version of Mack The Black. Judy gives it her all in this spectacular performance.
A MOMENT IN TIME
Anita O'Day sits in quite comfortably with a bevy of musical giants, 1959.
DINNER AND A SHOW (AKA a cheap date)
DRIVE IN starring Judy Garland, as Mildred, a Hollywood carhop who claims she "isn't used to this sort of thing" when she hops into a strange man's car and is taken to Laurel Canyon! Refreshments provided by Anita O'Day, Peggy Lee, and others on behalf of our corporate sponsors.
DUET OF THE WEEK
Anita and Herb decide to simplify things.
One for the ages.
IN HER OWN WRITE
A trio of songs written and sung by Anita O'Day.
JUDY AND ANITA 1945-1969
First up, it's 1945 and before Anita O'Day sings she is presented with a War Bond by none other than Judy Garland. Jump ahead almost 25 years and you will find the two women jammin' and recording just a little over a week before Judy's passing in June 1969.
JUDY GARLAND IN CONCERT
Here's a new version of Judy's July 9, 1955 Long Beach concert. This copy sounds like it might be a bit scratchier than the one we normally post, but it also sounds like it might have more clarity as well! Also heard are Dean martin, Sammy Davis, and more stars than there are in the heavens.
JUDY SAVES THE DAY
When Bing Crosby had a family emergency on October 30, 1952 he called on his very pregnant pal, Judy Garland, to step ink and fill his radio spot for the evening. Judy agreed to and here is the sparkling result.
LIVE FROM NEW YORK
It's Anita O'Day at Carnegie Hall. Here's a recording that didn't make the cut for Anita's 1985 Carnegie Hall album.
SUNDAY MORNING SPECIAL
Let's just be honest, Martha Raye is three sheets to the wind on this recording. She hadn't expected to perform on this night in 1978 when she went out on the town and partied hearty with celebrity friends, but because she was a trouper, she obliged when Anita O'Day called her up to the stage at Studio One Backlot in Hollywood. Martha forgets some lyrics (and melodies) but what she does remember is how to be funny. Plus, you get to hear Martha and Anita O'Day sing together!
WHERE JUDY PLAYED
Anita O'Day at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival.