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Decca Vaults
Title:
FROM THE DECCA VAULTS
Category:
Jazz
Label:
MCA Records/Decca
Catalog Number:
MCA-907
Release Date:
November 12, 1984
Type:
LP
Discs:
1
Length:
28:30
Availability:
Out of print
Decca Vaults


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This 1984 record album was the first time collectors had a chance to hear alternate takes of several of Judy's Decca performances. Every song on the album was previously unreleased. The one exception being "I'm Just Wild About Harry" which had previously been available only in the UK in the 1940's.

Several of these song, and more alternate takes, would be released on the the MCA (Decca) 1992 CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two" (MCAD-10504) as well as the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters
(plus)
" (MCAD4/C4-11059/D 207185).

Collector's note: The three songs listed below followed by an asterisk (*) are still unavailable on CD and can only be found on this record. The version of "On The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" heard here is the US LP premier of the 09-10-1945 version of the song. This version was originally released in 1945 on the 78 "Cast Album". However, when Decca began re-releasing the "Cast Album" in 1960, they mistakenly used a previously rejected 05-15-1945 version of the song that had been previously unreleased itself. See the "Complete List Of Judy's Decca Recordings" page for a better explanation.

All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.



TRACK LISTING

* Indicates that to date this version of the song is only available on this album.

Song Title
Performed with...
Date Recorded
Time
Master #
Side 1
If I Had You The Merry Macs
07-07-1945
3:18
W 72968-B
Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) Bing Crosby
03-09-1945
3:08
L 3751-C
Don't Tell Me That Story  
10-01-1946
2:40
L 4318-B
On The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe  
09-10-1945
3:08
L 3958-A
March Of The Doagies Kenny Baker
05-14-1945
2:53
L 3858-A
Side 2
Friendship * Johnny Mercer
04-15-1940
2:35
DLA 1987-B
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows  
12-18-1940
2:58
DLA 2282-C
Poor You *  
04-03-1942
2:36
DLA 2969-B
The Last Call For Love *  
04-03-1942
3:06
DLA 2968-B
I'm Just Wild About Harry   07-29-1939 1:58 DLA 1851-A



DISC CREDITS

Produced by Steve Hoffman

Art Direction by Vartan Design - Andy Engel

Cover Photo Bettman Archives

Liner Photo From the collection of John Graham

Liner Notes by John Graham and Ron O'Brien

Special Thanks to John Fricke, Max Preeo and Steve Sanders

Compiled and sonically restored by Ron O'Brien/Transferred from the original 78 RPM metal parts and 16" 33 1/3 glass studio transcriptions.

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