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Judy Garland Show

Post by Belle » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:34 am

I just watched on pay television a program from the series "The Judy Garland Show" from 1964. Jack Jones was on the show and he would have been 26 years old. He sang this howler from Burt Bacharach/Hal David, "Wives and Lovers". What a flip back to the days when women were chained to the kitchen: I don't ever remember my mother ever being like this!!

Hey, little girl, comb your hair, fix your make-up
Soon he will open the door
Don't think because there's a ring on your finger
You needn't try any more
For wives should always be lovers too
Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you
I'm warning you
Day after day, there are girls at the office
And men will always be men
Don't send him off with your hair still in curlers
You may not see him again
Wives should always be lovers too
Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you
He's almost here
Hey, little girl, better wear something pretty
Something you wear to go to the city
Dim all the lights, pour the wine, start the music
Time to get ready for love
It's time to get ready for love
Yes, it's time to get ready for love
It's time to get ready.......

These lyrics remind me of "The Girl That I Marry" from "Annie Get Your Gun", sung by Howard Keel...."a doll I can carry the girl that I marry must be".

Garland looked rather gaunt and her voice was sub-par; the depredations of addiction and mental illness had caught up with her, which was sad to see. She had only 5 more years to live. All the same, apart from the aforementioned dreadful song the tunes were really good and the backing band terrific. It was far from bland fare for the music audiences of the day, I thought.

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Re: Judy Garland Show

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:03 pm

Judy Garland never lived up to her youthful reputation, in large part because of the regimen of drugs she was put on with the consent and cooperation of her mother. Jack Jones's father was Alan Jones, in his time a famous singer who is perhaps best remembered for the worst scene in the Marx Brothers movie Night at the Opera.

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Re: Judy Garland Show

Post by jserraglio » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:44 pm

Three years earlier, 1961, during a period of recovery, Garland gave one of the greatest pop concerts ever.
The concert album won four Grammys and has never gone out of print.



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Re: Judy Garland Show

Post by Belle » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:34 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:03 pm
Judy Garland never lived up to her youthful reputation, in large part because of the regimen of drugs she was put on with the consent and cooperation of her mother. Jack Jones's father was Alan Jones, in his time a famous singer who is perhaps best remembered for the worst scene in the Marx Brothers movie Night at the Opera.
Jack Jones said on the show that he was born the very day his father recorded "The Donkey Serenade" in that film with Jeanette McDonald ("Firefly"). I looked Jack up on Wiki after the show and it appears he has been married 6 times! The Judy Garland story was indeed a tragic one; I read Gerald Clarke's disturbing "Get Happy" (biography) some years ago. Her voice seemed to have deepened considerably by the time she got to that TV show.

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