The Best Of Judy Garland


Album: The Best Of Judy Garland Artist: Judy Garland
Label: Decca; Decca Catalog: DEA 7-4
Year: 1963 Genre: Jazz
Medium: Vinyl Grade: EX
Value: $12 Sell:


Title Artist Length
(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You 300045Judy Garland
Over The Rainbow 300045Judy Garland
F.D.R. Jones 300045Judy Garland
In-Between 300045Judy Garland
For Me And My Gal 300045Judy Garland
Love 300045Judy Garland
The Trolley Song 300045Judy Garland
Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis 300045Judy Garland
Poor Little Rich Girl 300045Judy Garland
Sweet Sixteen 300045Judy Garland
When You Wore A Tulip (And I Wore A Big Red Rose) 300045Judy Garland
You'll Never Walk Alone 300045Judy Garland
I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You) 300045Judy Garland
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 300045Judy Garland
The Boy Next Door 300045Judy Garland
But Not For Me 300045Judy Garland
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows 300045Judy Garland
Our Love Affair 300045Judy Garland
A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow 300045Judy Garland
That Old Black Magic 300045Judy Garland
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe 300045Judy Garland
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 300045Judy Garland
I'm Nobody's Baby 300045Judy Garland
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 300045Judy Garland


Purchase Date: 8 March 2014 Purchase Price: $0.10
Purchased From: Moosup, CT (Flea) Gift:
Keywords: Vocal; Pop; Stage & Screen Loaned:
Rating: ID: 1759
Date Created: 2014-03-08 Date Modified: 2014-03-15
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Gatefold sleeve with illustrated pasted in leaf with notes, later released in 1973 as MCA 2-4003

Record 1, Side A = Side 1, Side B = Side 2
Record 2, Side C = Side 1, Side D = Side 2

Notes not on release:
Decca mistakenly used the previously unreleased "B" take of "Dear Mr. Gable" and mistakenly listed it as the "A" take. This error would not be rectified until the 1990's.

Judy Garland died last week of February 2014

Decca DXB 172
Decca DXSB-7172

This two LP set was in release by Decca then MCA Records for quite a long time. It was the definitive "best of" album of Judy's Decca work until the compact disc era. Of note is that Decca mistakenly used the previously unreleased "B" take of "Dear Mr. Gable" and mistakenly listed it as the "A" take. This error would not be rectified until the 1990's.

This set was released in "simulated stereo", a process that was very popular at the time (MGM Records used the process in some of their soundtrack reissues). The "simulated stereo" was created by taking mono recordings and adding some echo, and upping the bass on the left channel and upping the treble on the right channel. For me this process was always a little discerning. I had a button on my old receiver that switched the sound to mono, so I would use that button to listen to the "stereo" records.

The records in this album are set up with "Record One" being sides 1 & 4, and "Record Two" being sides 2 & 3. This was done so people with the stackable record players could stack both records together and play the tracks in order by simply flipping both records at the same time after the first sides of "Record One" and "Record Two" had played. I've listed the tracks in order of "sides" rather than "records" as that is order the tracks were intended to be played.

The cover photograph is from a 1963 session with photographer Milton Greene.

This two record gatefold was released in the United Kingdom under the MCA "Coral" label (#CDSP-803) with the same cover art but different photos on the inside; and was released in an abridged version (#CPS107) with the same cover art and titled "Greatest Performances - Judy Garland". The songs included on the abridged version were: "You Made Me Love You"; "Over The Rainbow"; "FDR Jones"; "In-Between"; "For Me & My Gal"; "Love"; " The Trolley Song"; " Meet Me In St Louis Louis"; " Poor Little Rich Girl'; " Sweet Sixteen"; "When You Wore A Tulip"; " You'll Never Walk Alone".