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Classic Duets

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Classic Duets
Classic Duets


A consummate singer and actress, Judy Garland was also a fine musician capable of blending her voice with the finest vocalists of her era. Her duets are that perfect dose of "blendship" that makes you respect her immense talents even more. All in new state-of-the-art remastering! Judy Garland, always celebrated as a singer and actress, has rarely been called a musician. Her instrument, of course, was her voice. Even though she studied piano and attended a dance school in the late 1920s, she learned her art and craft not formally but on the job. Hers was the most powerful voice of the Gumm Sisters and with them she learned melody and harmony, all delivered with a sense of rhythm and timing rare for youngsters. Her signing to M-G-M in 1935 gave her the chance to work with some of the great talents on the studio's roster. Her first mentor at M-G-M was Roger Edens, who took the young Judy under his wing and refined her singing talent. He helped make the strong-voiced Garland more sophisticated - she no longer had to be heard to the vaudeville rafters, but could sing more intimately into the microphone. In short, he tamed that powerful, natural voice. During her time at M-G-M (1935-1950), she worked with some of Hollywood's most distinguished musicians and the same could be said for her stay (1936-1947) at Decca Records. She even married a musician, David Rose, with whom she worked while at Decca. But her musical education evolved most during her years on stage after her departure from M-G-M. These concert years (1950-1969) allowed her to project her voice as she had done in vaudeville, now with the maturity accrued from professional and personal experience. These years brought her into contact with important arrangers and conductors of the calibre of Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, and Mort Lindsey. They taught her that her voice needed to blend with the orchestra, like an instrument in a concerto: a soloist among musicians. One aspect of her musical education that is rarely discussed is her frequent duetting with some of the greatest artists of her era. Often she sang melody, but more frequently she deferred to her opposite and sang harmony. The art of duet is in fact the art of three if one includes the orchestra. Like two dancers gliding over a waltz, Garland developed the uncanny ability to be one of two on these duets - that is becoming a part of the whole. This marriage of voices - 'a perfect blendship,' as Cole Porter wrote in his lyric to Friendship - was like two instruments in dialogue with each other with orchestral accompaniment. All is in the balance and elegance of the mix. On these duets, Garland displays balance and elegance, and often great humour. To many couplings she lends a warmth and playfulness that goes beyond the longing heard on many of her solo sides. Her subdued power reflects a humility not previously heard. She is a 'non-star' when in duet, giving these sides a beguiling charm. The jovial interaction between her and her singing partners makes listeners more sensitive to the musical exchange between singers. We can smile as we listen to these incredible duets, knowing that only a warm and giving soul could have produced such heartfelt camaraderie and joy.


  1. Name
  2. Opera vs. Jazz w. Deanna Durbin
  3. Everybody Sing w. Sophie Tucker
  4. Why? Because! w. Fanny Brice
  5. If I Only Had A Brain w. Ray Bolger
  6. We re Off To See The Wizard w. Ray Bolger
  7. Hayride w. Ray Bolger
  8. Opera vs. Jazz w. Betty Jaynes
  9. Opera vs. Jazz w. Betty Jaynes
  10. Good Morning w. Mickey Rooney
  11. Good Morning w. Mickey Rooney
  12. Our Love Affair w. Mickey Rooney
  13. Our Love Affair w. Mickey Rooney
  14. Do The La Conga w. Mickey Rooney
  15. How About You? w. Mickey Rooney
  16. How About You? w. Mickey Rooney
  17. Hoe Down w. Mickey Rooney
  18. God s Country w. Mickey Rooney
  19. Could You Use Me? w. Mickey Rooney
  20. Could You Use Me? w. Mickey Rooney
  21. I Wish I Were In Love Again w. Mickey Rooney
  22. Friendship w. Johnny Mercer
  23. Don t Get Around Much Anymore w. Johnny Mercer
  24. I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City Blues) w. Johnny Mercer
  25. Takin A Chance On Love w. Johnny Mercer
  26. It s A Great Day For The Irish w. Doug McPhail
  27. We Must Have Music w. Tony Martin
  28. Laugh? I Thought I d Split My Side w. Charles Winninger
  29. Ballin The Jack w. Gene Kelly
  30. For Me And My Gal w. Gene Kelly
  31. For Me And My Gal w. Gene Kelly
  32. For Me And My Gal w. Gene Kelly
  33. When You Wore A Tulip (And I Wore A Big Red Rose) w. Gene Kelly
  34. All Through the Day w. Gene Kelly
  35. Be A Clown w. Gene Kelly
  36. (Howdy Neighbor) Happy Harvest w. Gene Kelly
  37. All For You w. Gene Kelly
  38. You Wonderful You w. Gene Kelly
  39. Where Do We Go from Here? w. The King s Men
  40. Bidin My Time w. The King s Men
  41. Play That Barbershop Chord w. The King s Men
  42. Every Little Movement Has A Meaning Of Its Own w. Mary Kent
  43. There ll Always Be An England w. John Charles Thomas
  44. People Will Say We re In Love w. Bing Crosby
  45. People Will Say We re In Love w. Bing Crosby
  46. You Tell Me Your Dream (And I ll Tell You Mine) w. Bing Crosby
  47. Something To Remember You By w. Bing Crosby
  48. The Way You Look Tonight w. Bing Crosby
  49. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane/De Camptown Races /Beyond The Blue Horizon /The Music Stopped/My Old Kentucky Home/Alabamy Bound/Goodnight Wherever You Are w. Bing Crosby
  50. You ve Got Me Where You Want Me w. Bing Crosby
  51. Mine w. Bing Crosby
  52. Connecticut
  53. Yah-Ta-Ta Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk Talk Talk) w. Bing Crosby
  54. Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie w. Bing Crosby
  55. Connecticut w. Bing Crosby
  56. For Me and My Gal w. Bing Crosby
  57. Who? w. Bing Crosby
  58. Embraceable You w. Bing Crosby
  59. Confess w. Bing Crosby
  60. Ma He s Makin Eyes At Me w. Bing Crosby
  61. Maybe It s Because (I Love You Too Much) w. Bing Crosby
  62. Sam s Song (The Happy Tune) w. Bing Crosby
  63. Tzena Tzena Tzena w. Bing Crosby
  64. Boise Idaho w. Bing Crosby
  65. These Lush Moments w. Bing Crosby
  66. Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer w. Bing Crosby
  67. Just The Way You Are w. Bing Crosby
  68. Hello Ma Baby/In My Merry Oldsmobile/Walkin My Baby Back Home/In My Merry Oldsmobile w. Bing Crosby
  69. Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon w. Bing Crosby
  70. You re Just In Love w. Bing Crosby
  71. How Could You Believe Me (When I Said I Loved You When You Know I ve Been A Liar All My Life)? w. Bing Crosby
  72. Limehouse Blues w. Bing Crosby
  73. April in Paris w. Bing Crosby
  74. Isle Of Capri w. Bing Crosby
  75. When You Wore A Tulip (And I Wore A Big Red Rose) w. Bing Crosby
  76. For Me And My Gal w. Bing Crosby
  77. You re Just in Love w. Bing Crosby
  78. April In Paris w. Bing Crosby
  79. Bidin My Time w. The Leo Diamond Harmonica Quintet
  80. Meet Me In St. Louis Louis w. Lucille Bremer
  81. Under The Bamboo Tree w. Margaret O Brien
  82. You Made Me Love You/I Remember You/You Were Always Chasing Rainbows/Over The Rainbow/I Get A Kick Out Of You/I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Sued My Poor Old Dad)/I Ain t Got Nobody/It s A Great Day For The Irish/A Word From Autolite w. Dick Hayme
  83. The Day After Forever w. Dick Haymes
  84. Aren t You Kind Of Glad We Did? w. Dick Haymes
  85. For You For Me For Evermore w. Dick Haymes
  86. Embraceable You w. Frank Sinatra
  87. Embraceable You w. Frank Sinatra
  88. Gotta Be This Or That w. Frank Sinatra
  89. My Romance w. Frank Sinatra
  90. My Intuition w. John Hodiak
  91. In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down) w. Kay Thompson
  92. I m Gonna Go For You w. Bob Hope
  93. On The Atchison Topeka And The Santa Fe w. The Merry Macs
  94. If I Had You w. The Merry Macs
  95. A Couple of Swells w. Fred Astaire
  96. I Love A Piano/Snooky Ookums/When The Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam w. Fred Astaire
  97. Easter Parade w. Fred Astaire
  98. It Only Happens When I Dance With You w. Fred Astaire
  99. Snooky Ookums w. Fred Astaire
  100. Easter Parade w. Fred Astaire
  101. A Fella With An Umbrella w. Peter Lawford
  102. Easter Parade w. Perry Como
  103. Pretty Baby w. Al Jolson
  104. They Say It s Wonderful w. Howard Keel
  105. Anything You Can Do w. Howard Keel
  106. You re Just In Love w. Vic Damone
  107. Alexander s Ragtime Band w. The Rhythmaires
  108. You Belong To Me w. The Rhythmaires
  109. Mewsette Finale w. Robert Goulet
  110. One More Lamb w. Murray Scheck s Children s Chorus
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