Turner/Rhino October 27 Judy's Best-Known Movie SongsSpanning Her Career From 1936-1963
On Tuesday, October 27, it's showtime in Tinseltown as the Turner Classic Movies Music/Rhino Movie Music audio soundtrack partnership premieres its latest tour de force production - JUDY GARLAND IN HOLLYWOOD: HER GREATEST MOVIE HITS.
Packed with more than 78 minutes of music, the new CD is the firstcomprehensive single-disc collection of the legendary entertainer's mostfamous film soundtrack performances - 23 tracks spanning all phases of hercareer, from 1936-1963 (see complete track list at the end of this release).
Turner/Rhino's JUDY GARLAND IN HOLLYWOOD: HER GREATEST MOVIE HITS will beavailable at retail, via RhinoDirect at 1-800-432-0020, and via the RhinoWebsite at http://www.rhino.com/ordering/ordering_index.html (#75292),for a suggested list of $16.98.
As detailed in the excellent new liner notes by Grammy nominee WillFriedwald, Judy Garland was "born in a trunk" and already a veteranall-around entertainer in her early teens when offered an M-G-M deal. Herbig break (at 16) was starring as Dorothy in 1939's The Wizard Of Oz. Fromthe "backyard musicals" with Mickey Rooney to the leading lady of Meet MeIn St. Louis to the all-stops-out dramatics of A Star Is Born, Garland grewup onscreen. Her always-formidable vocal talent paced her growth as anactress. Notwithstanding a troubled personal life, she was a true Americanicon by the time of her death in 1969 at age 47.
Now, three decades later, the Garland legend keeps growing as newgenerations discover her musical and cinematic legacy. She's a mainstreampop artist whose catalog enjoys brisk sales. Garland's profile has beenboosted of late by daughter Lorna Luft's best-selling autobiography anddaughter Liza Minnelli's return to the stage, and will increase in the nextseveral months as a number of theatrical and TV movie projects now indevelopment are released.
A new Judy Garland Featured Artist page will be posted by late October onthe Rhino Website at http://www.rhino.com/features/75292p.html. And moreinformation about Turner Classic Movies and its program schedule can befound at http://tcm.turner.com/HOME/. Tie-ins are planned between theRhino, TCM, and key Garland fan websites.
All original performances, not rerecordings or live re-creations, JUDYGARLAND IN HOLLYWOOD: HER GREATEST MOVIE HITS includes: "The Texas Tornado"(Pigskin Parade, 1936); "Dear Mr. Gable/You Made Me Love You (I Didn't WantTo Do It)" (Broadway Melody Of 1938, 1937); "Over The Rainbow" (The WizardOf Oz, 1939); "I'm Nobody's Baby" (Andy Hardy Meets Debutante, 1940);"F.D.R. Jones" (Babes On Broadway, 1941); "For Me And My Gal" (For Me AndMy Gal, 1942); "The Trolley Song" and "The Boy Next Door" (Meet Me In St.Louis, 1944); "On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe" (The HarveyGirls, 1946); "Look For The Silver Lining" (Till The Clouds Roll By, 1946);"Mack, The Black" (The Pirate, 1948); "Easter Parade" (Easter Parade,1948); "Johnny One Note" (Words And Music, 1948); "Last Night When We WereYoung" (outtake, In The Good Old Summertime, 1949); "Happy Harvest,"Friendly Star," and "Get Happy" (Summer Stock, 1950); "Gotta Have Me GoWith You" and "The Man That Got Away" (A Star Is Born, 1954); "Little DropsOf Rain" (Gay Purr-ee, 1962); and "Hello Bluebird," "By Myself," and "ICould Go On Singing" (I Could Go On Singing, 1963).
For details on this and all other Turner/Rhino releases, or to request areview copy and/or art, contact Stephen K. Peeples. Phone 805-250-3195; fax805-250-3187; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.