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Cast Recordings
Title:
THE COMPLETE DECCA ORIGINAL CAST RECORDINGS
Category:
Vocal
Label:
MCA
Catalog Number:
MCAD-11491
Release Date:
1996
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
Not Given
Availability:
Available
Cast CD


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This is the CD version of Decca's Girl Crazy, Meet Me In St. Louis and The Harvey Girls albums originally released on 78. These recordings, excepting Girl Crazy, had previously been issued in LP format in the 1960's and 70's. This CD issue added Girl Crazy and the previously cut version of "March Of The Doagies" to The Harvey Girls section to make the CD "complete".

Judy recorded a couple of different versions of "On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe" for this Decca cast album. On May 15, 1945, Judy and the "Kay Thompson Chorus" recorded a two-part version of the song. Part 1 was the "choral intro" and Part 2 was Judy's intro through the end of the song. Judy sang "What A Lovely Trip" as in the film. It ended as it does in the film with Judy and the chorus repeating the song title 3 times. This Part 2 was considered unusable, so Judy came back re-recorded this section on September 10, 1945. This re-recorded version beging with Judy singing "What A Lovely Day" and ends without the repeated tag on the song's title line. When the cast album was released, only Judy's re-recorded Part 2 from 09-10-1945 was included. Part-one of the song remained unreleased until it was discovered and included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)" (MCAD4/C4-11059/D 207185).

However, and just to make things confusing, when Decca re-released Judy's songs on LP in the 50s, they used the original, rejected version of Part 2 (from 05-15-1945). The originally released (on 78) September 10, 1945 version remained unreleased on American LP until 1984 when Decca included it on the LP "From The Decca Vaults" (MCA-907). The version heard on this 1960 LP and its reissues is the "rejected" 05-15-1945 version. This CD version restores (so to speak) the original 09-10-45 version coupled with the "Kay Thomson Chorus" intro as first released on the 1994 boxed set.

All of these songs can also be found on the 1994 MCA (Decca) CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)" (MCAD4/C4-11059/D 207185).

Girl Crazy    Meet Me In St. Louis    Harvey Girls
All images on this page from the collections of Scott Brogan and Eric Hemphill.



TRACK LISTING
* Indicates recording Judy is not a part of.

Song Title
Performed with...
Date Recorded
Master #
Embraceable You   11-04-1943 L 3253-A
Could You Use Me? Mickey Rooney 11-04-1943 L 3254-A
But Not For Me   11-02-1943 L 3250-A
Treat Me Rough* (Mickey Rooney Solo)   11-02-1943 L 3251-A
Bidin' My Time Leo Diamond Harmonica Quartet 11-04-1943 L 3255-A
I Got Rhythm   11-02-1943 L 3252-A
Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis  
04-21-1944
L 3390-A
The Boy Next Door  
04-20-1944
L 3385-A
Skip To My Lou  
04-21-1944
L 3389-A
Boys And Girls Like You And Me  
04-20-1944
L 3385-A
The Trolley Song  
04-21-1944
L 3388-A
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas  
04-20-1944
L 3387-A
In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down)  
09-07-1945
L 3957-A
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe Kay Thomson Chorus
05-15-1945 &
09-10-1945
L 3861-A
L 3958-A
Wait And See (Kenny Baker solo)*  
05-14-1945
L 3960-A
It's A Great Big World Virginia O'Brien & Betty Russell
09-07-1945
L 3956-A
Swing Your Partner Round And Round  
05-14-1945
L 3859-A
The Wild, Wild West (Virginia O'Brien solo)*  
09-07-1945
L 3959-A
March Of The Doagies  
05-14-1945
L 3858-A



DISC CREDITS

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