Miss Show Business


Album: Miss Show Business Artist: Judy Garland
Label: Capitol Records; Capitol Records Catalog: W 676
Year: 1955 Genre: Jazz
Medium: Vinyl Grade: NM-
Value: $10 Sell:


Title Artist Length
This Is The Time Of The Evening / While We're Young 300045Judy Garland
Medley: You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) / For Me And My Gal / The Trolley Song 300045Judy Garland
A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow 300045Judy Garland
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 300045Judy Garland
Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe 300045Judy Garland
Judy At The Palace Medley: Shine On Harvest Moon / Some Of These Days / My Man / I Don't Care 300045Judy Garland
Carolina In The Morning 300045Judy Garland
Danny Boy 300045Judy Garland
After You've Gone 300045Judy Garland
Over The Rainbow 300045Judy Garland


Purchase Date: 10 November 2013 Purchase Price: $1.50
Purchased From: Charlton Flea Gift:
Keywords: Jazz; Vocal Loaned:
Rating: ID: 1521
Date Created: 2013-11-10 Date Modified: 2014-03-15
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From back of sleeve:

Special material for Miss Garland by Roger Edens
Made in U.S.A.
Factories: Scranton, PA.
Los Angeles, CALIF

Another similar version exists with different track listing layout on labels.

Judy's first album under her new contract with Capitol Records. Capitol was founded by Judy's old friend and former duet partner Johnny Mercer. Like Judy, he was also with Decca Records in the 1930's & 40's. Judy would remain with Capitol Records until 1964.

"Miss Show Business" was a tie-in to Judy's first television special, the Ford Star Jubilee "Miss Show Business" which aired on CBS-TV from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the night of September 24, 1955. The special was hugely successful, earning Emmy nominations for "Best Variety Series" and "Best Female Singer". The winners were "The Ed Sullivan Show" and Dinah Shore respectively.

To promote the album, Capitol distributed a 45RPM record (EDM 2-676) to radio stations and reviewers containing two cuts from the album "After You've Gone" and "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody". The 45 is now a rare collectible.

According to studio records, Judy also recorded "On The Atchison, Topeka & The Santa Fe". Recorded on August 30, 1955, it was given the "matrix" number 14366, meaning it was planned to be positioned after " A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow". This recording has yet to surface.

The album peaked at #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Pop Albums chart and was in Top 40 for seven weeks.