Friday, April 27, 2007

Judy Garland

I was asked several times to do a video on Judy Garland, but kept putting it off because I could not find her music recorded in stereo. Then one night last week as I was listening to an Internet radio broadcast, "You Go To My Head", in glorious stereo, popped up, and I promptly hit the "record" button. Later I found out that it was a remastered live recording of a concert she held at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1961.

After creating the video and uploading it to YouTube, I got the chance to listen to the song more carefully, and was surprised to discover that Judy Garland actually forgot the lyrics at one point. To make certain, I went on the Internet to do research, and sure enough a reviewer on Amazon pointed out that the mighty diva did forget her words in this recording. It happens about 57 seconds into the song; right after the image showing Ms. Garland in the arms of Donald O'Connor, you will hear her forgetting the lyrics and ad-libbing, "with...and I forgot the god-darn words..." A ripple of laughter from the audience can be heard in the background. The actual lyrics, which she later remembered, are "with a smile that makes my temperature rise, like a summer with a thousand Julys."

1 comment:

Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, there is a new and exciting group on Yahoo called The Judy Garland Experience. The group features ultra rare audio files (this week we are featuring Frank Sinatra at Carnegie Hall, Judy at The Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, and a slew of other rarities.We also have great photo's, lively discussions, and an amazing membership filled with fans of all levels, authors of books on Judy, Garland family members, historians, people who have made films about Judy Garland, and more! The only thing missing is you.
Please be sure to stop by and check out our little Judyville, you may never want to leave.

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