Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Judy Brings Out The Stars For The Men In Uniform


It's no secret that I love Judy Garland. I love her the same way that I love Elvis. I think her voice is amazing and her behavior even more so. There is no denying that classic voice and even though "Under The Rainbow" is a great song no matter who does it, Judy always did it best. During 1944 and 1945, Judy appeared on many Armed Forces Radio Services broadcasts entitled "Mail "Call" and "Command Performance". These were usually transcribed onto "V-Discs" and sent overseas to be played on the radio for servicemen everywhere. In the 90s, Laserlight put out a CD compilation of these entitled "Mail Call". The first half of the album features a show from May 17, 1944 and features Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante and Arthur Treacher. The second half of the album is from a June 3, 1944 broadcast of "Command Performance" that features Bing, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Together they make a great compilation that I share with you today! Here is that great album. Enjoy!

Judy Garland - Mail Call

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to hear Bing and Bob rattling away at each other! Thanks for sharing!

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Dartman said...

Unfortunately, Blogger has been infiltrated by the advertisers. I have no control over that. Sorry.

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Anonymous said...

This is the funniest and the most engaging recording I have heard in a long time! Superbly performed by legendary artists who knew how to sing or crack a joke. Sadly, they don't make them like this anymore... Thanks for making this available to all of us.

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