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The Wizard Of Oz
Title:
THE WIZARD OF OZ/PINOCCHIO
Category:
Cast Album
Label:
Decca
Catalog Number:
DL-8387
Release Date:
1956
Type:
12" 33 1/3rpm
Discs:
1
Length:
Unknown
Availability:
Out of print
The Wizard Of Oz


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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This was Decca's 33 1/3 LP version of their "cast albums" for both The Wizard Of Oz and Walt Disney's Pinocchio. This version was in print through the early 1980's, first by Decca Records then by MCA Records.

This is another one of those "Enhanced For Stereo" albums. The back of the album boldly states "This Is A Hi-Fi Stereophonic Record!", even though the recordings are actually mono enhanced to give a stereo sounding listening experience.

Original mono version of the album (same cover art as shown above) was released in 1956. This stereo enhanced version was released circa 1961 or 1962, with the catalog number changed to "DL-78387" (Decca added a "7" after the "DL" to indicated it was stereo or stereo enhanced).

CLICK HERE to see the original 1940 78rpm album.
CLICK HERE to see the British version of the 78 album on the Brunswick label.
CLICK HERE to see the 1951 10" version.
CLICK HERE to see the 1951 45rpm version.
CLICK HERE to see the 1953 45rpm 7" "extended play" album.
CLICK HERE to see the 1970's picture disc.

Judy's songs are included in the 1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)" (MCAD4/C4-11059/D 207185).

This album was also released on cassette by MCA Records in the early 1980's, with the same cover art, #MCAC-521.

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

To learn all about the The Wizard of Oz, check out The Judy Room's extensive "Spotlight on The Wizard of Oz" Section.

1970's MCA cassette version:
Cassette



TRACK LISTING

Note: Only "Over The Rainbow" and "The Jitterbug" are Garland vocals.
The "vocal trio" who accompany Judy on "The Jitterbug" are none other than Harold Arlen as The Scarecrow
with Bud Lyon as The Tin Man, & Garney Bell as The Lion.
The remaining songs are performed by the Ken Darby Singers.

* Denotes "Pinocchio" recordings by Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards,
alias "Jiminy Cricket" with Victor Young & His Orchestra & The Ken Darby Singers
** Denotes "Pinocchio" recordings by Victor Young with The Ken Darby Singers

Song Title
Date Recorded
Master #
Time
Side 1 - "The Wizard Of Oz"
Over The Rainbow
07-28-1939
DLA 1840-A
2:41
The Jitterbug
07-28-1939
DLA 1841-A
2:36
Munchkinland
07-29-1939
DLA 1846 &
DLA 1847
5:48
If I Only Had A Brain 07-29-1939 DLA 1845 2:51
If I Only Had A Heart 07-29-1939 DLA 1844 2:49
The Merry Old Land Of Oz 07-29-1939 DLA 1846 2:49
We're Off To See The Wizard 07-29-1939 DLA 1849 2:24
Side 2 - "Pinocchio"
When You Wish Upon A Star * unknown unknown 3:07
I've Got No Strings ** unknown unknown 2:06
Turn On The Old Music Box* unknown unknown 2:59
Little Wooden Head** unknown unknown 2:33
Jiminy Cricket* unknown unknown 3:03
Three Cheers For Anything** unknown unknown 2:09
Give A Little Whistle* unknown unknown 2:45
Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life For Me)** unknown unknown 2:01



CREDITS

Liner notes for "Oz" by Jeffrey Hunter, Jr. (no credit listed for the "Pinocchio" notes)

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