On this day…
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Also on April 10, 1940: Decca Records recording session at the Decca studios in Hollywood, California. Judy recorded four songs in the following order: “(Can This Be) The End Of The Rainbow”; “Wearing Of The Green”; “I’m Nobody’s Baby”; and “Buds Won’t Bud.” The latter two were also recorded by Judy for MGM’s “Andy Hardy Meet’s Debutante” with “Buds Won’t Bud” being deleted.
“I’m Nobody’s Baby” was the highlight of the film and this Decca recording (paired with “Buds Won’t Bud” on Decca single #3174) was released by Decca to coincide with the release of the film. What’s interesting is that “I’m Nobody’s Baby” was the “B” side of the single, but is the song that became the hit, peaking at #3 on the charts.
“Wearing of the Green” was not released until August and was paired with “Friendship” which Judy recorded with Johnny Mercer on April 15th. “(Can This Be) The End Of The Rainbow” was released in September of 1940 and then again in November 1941.
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April 10, 1945: Judy and co-star John Hodiak were on location in Chatsworth, California in the San Fernando Valley, filming desert scenes for “The Harvey Girls” including the ultimately deleted song “My Intuition.” Time called: 10 a.m.; arrived: 10:15 a.ma; dismissed: 5:35 p.m.
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April 10, 1947: Another famous Garland outtake was pre-recorded on this day, “Voodoo” for “The Pirate.” The song went through various takes but was ultimately deleted after filming. The footage no longer survives. Time called: 12 p.m.; dismissed: 5 p.m.
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April 10, 1961: The Atlanta Constitution ran this great artwork promoting Judy’s upcoming concert at the Municipal Auditorium on April 13. The concert was part of Judy’s big 1961 tour, the apex of which was her legendary appearance at New York’s Carnegie Hall on April 23rd.