Friday, April 27, 2007
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."
Posted by Sundroid at 10:26 AM