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Judy Garland on Capitol

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a new collection of Judy Garland’s late-1950s and early-1960s Capitol albums, in honor of what would have been her 85th birthday (June 10). Though Garland has sometimes been branded as a showbiz belter, we’ll be highlighting some of the torch ballads that she recorded for Capitol with arrangers like Gordon Jenkins and Nelson Riddle. We’ll also hear new music from trumpeter Till Bronner, singer Abbey Lincoln, pianist Bill Charlap, and much more, including new reissues from Duke Ellington and Nina Simone.

Music Heard On This Episode

The Summer Knows
Alan Bergman — Lyrically, Alan Bergman (Verve, 2007)
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The Summer Knows
Alan Bergman — Lyrically, Alan Bergman (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release. Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman; movie theme for SUMMER OF '42.

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Multicolored Blue
Duke Ellington — Newport 1958 (Mosaic, 1958)

Notes: Billy Strayhorn song. Ozzie Bailey on vocals, Johnny Hodges on alto sax.

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Can't Teach My Old Heart New Tricks
Benny Goodman — Essential Benny Goodman (Columbia/Bluebird/Legacy, 1937)

Notes: Johnny Mercer-Dick Whiting song. Martha Tilton on vocals.

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Love Theme From Chinatown
Till Bronner — Oceana (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Throw It Away
Abbey Lincoln — Abbey Sings Abbey (Verve, 2007)

Notes: Song written by Abbey Lincoln. New release.

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Rocker
Bill Charlap — Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Change Partners/If You Never Come Back to Me
Kurt Elling — Nightmoves (Concord, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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By Myself
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1957)

Notes: Originally appeared on the album ALONE.

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Lucky Day
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1956)

Notes: Originally on the album JUDY.

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Then You've Never Been Blue
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: The Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1957)
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Maybe I'll Come Back
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1956)

Notes: Originally from the album JUDY.

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I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1958)

Notes: Originally from the album JUDY IN LOVE.

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Everybody Wants to Rule the World
The Bad Plus — Prog (Do the Math Records, 2007)

Notes: New release. Tears for Fears song.

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That Face
Alan Bergman — Lyrically, Alan Bergman (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release. Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, music by Lew Spence.

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Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Nina Simone — Just Like a Woman: Nina Simone Sings Classic Songs of the 1960s (RCA/Legacy, 1969)

Notes: Live performance.

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The Second Time Around
John Bunch — Salutes Jimmy van Heusen (Arbors, 2007)

Notes: New release. Sammy Cahn-Jimmy van Heusen song.

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I Get the Blues When It Rains
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1957)

Notes: Originally from the album ALONE.

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Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1958)

Notes: Originally on the album JUDY IN LOVE.

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More Than You Know
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings (Capitol, 1958)

Notes: Originally from the album JUDY IN LOVE.

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I Hadn't Anyone Till You
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1958)

Notes: Originally from the album JUDY IN LOVE.

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If I Love Again
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1960)

Notes: Originally from the album THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT.

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Close as Pages in a Book
J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding — Trombone for Two (Mosaic, 1955)
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Leaving Again/In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Kurt Elling — Nightmoves (Concord, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Wednesday
Paul Motian — Time and Time Again (ECM, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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It Was Never You
Judy Garland — Very Best of Judy Garland: the Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 (Capitol, 1962)

Notes: Originally from the album I COULD GO ON SINGING.

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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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