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The Beginning
Title:
THE BEGINNING
Category:
Vocal
Label:
DRG Records Incorporated
By special arrangement with MCA Records, Inc.
Catalog Number:
SL 5187
Release Date:
1979
Type:
LP
Discs:
1
Length:
47:16
Availability:
Out of print
the beginning
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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

Another well done LP, this release was different in that it presented the premier LP release of 16 of Judy's Decca singles, including the "Girl Crazy Cast Album" that had most recently been released on May 7, 1952 on a ten inch LP (Decca DL 5412).

Even though there is only one record, the packaging is that of a "double album" which opens up to some nice photographs of the young Judy.

All of these recording have since been released on many CD compilations. The most notable being:
1990 MCA (Decca) CD "Judy Garland - The Best Of The Decca Years Volume One - Hits!" (MCAD-31345).
1992 MCA (Decca) CD "Judy Garland - Changing My Tune - The Best Of The Decca Years Vol Two" (MCAD-10504)
1994 CD boxed set "Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Masters (plus)" (MCAD4/C4-11059/D 207185).

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

Inside the album
A detailed look at the inside of the album.
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TRACK LISTING


Song Title
Performed with...
Date Recorded
Time
Master #
SIDE 1
Friendship Johnny Mercer
04-15-1940
2:34
DLA 1987-A
The Birthday Of A King  
07-20-1941
3:08
DLA 2579-A
Poor You  
04-03-1942
2:38
DLA 2969-A
The Star Of The East  
07-20-1941
3:04
DLA 2579-A
There Is No Breeze  
10-01-1946
3:08
L 4319-A
Nothing But You Eadie and Rack (Piano)
11-15-1947
2:48
L 4564-A
I Wish I Were In Love Again   11-15-1947 2:45 L 4565-A
SIDE 2
Embraceable You   11-04-1943 3:11 L 3253-A
Could You Use Me? Mickey Rooney 11-04-1943 3:00 L 3254-A
But Not For Me   11-02-1943 3:05 L 3250-A
Treat Me Rough (Mickey Rooney solo)   11-02-1943 3:00 L 3251-A
Bidin' My Time Leo Diamond Harmonica Quartet 11-04-1943 3:04 L 3255-A
I Got Rhythm   11-02-1943 2:50 L 3252-A
Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did? Dick Haymes 09-11-1946 3:00 L 4294-A
For You, For Me, For Evermore Dick Haymes 09-11-1946 3:03 L 4295-A
Changing My Tune   09-11-1946 2:58 L 4296-A



CREDITS

Cover Pharaoh Doublas Kirkland

Liner Photographs The Roger Edens Collection

Art Direction Sibbi Chalawick

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One year old - Grand Rapids, Minn. First professional debut Judy at seven 2 years of age Judy's daughter Liza on her 4th birthday The Gumm Sisters - (Judy at right) The billing wasn't the best in those days - 1934 At five, as Baby Frances with the Gumm Sisters First radio broadast - 1938 Forcourt, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, handprints and signature 1938 with Boots and Funny Judy's first movie role "One Sunday Afternoon", with Deanna Durbin "Happy 16th Birthday" says Mickey Rooney with a kiss - Jackie Cooper at Judy's left Jackie Cooper and Mickey Rooney throw Judy into the pool Judy sings to "Dear Mr. Gable" Accepting a special Academy "Oscar" from Mickey Rooney - 1939