“"JUDY GARLAND AND FRIENDS: DUETS” SET FOR RELEASE ON SAVOY JAZZ AUGUST 9

Nine Unforgettable Performances Hand-picked From “The Judy Garland Show”
Six Songs Previously Unreleased On CD

As Seen On The PBS SpecialStellar Lineup Includes Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Vic Damone, Count Basie And MoreFor Immediate Release: Legendary music label Savoy Jazz is proud to announce the release of “Judy Garland and Friends: Duets,” the second in a series of high quality, hand-picked performances taken from the soundtrack of the 1963 CBS-TV series, “The Judy Garland Show.” Compiled by Emmy-winning historian John Fricke, the stellar set features nine unforgettable performances (six of which are previously unavailable on cd), showcasing the talent of entertainers such as Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Count Basie, Vic Damone and others accompanied by the acclaimed Mort Lindsey Orchestra. Also included in the packaging are rare black and white photographs taken from rehearsals and tapings of the Garland series. “Judy Garland and Friends: Duets” is in stores August 9.

“Duets” arrives hot on the heels of Savoy’s earlier collection this year, “That Old Feeling”: Classic Ballads From “The Judy Garland Show” --a collection of twenty songs also hand-picked from the soundtracks of Garland’s CBS-TV series.l “The Judy Garland Show” was a much-deserved star vehicle for an artist now considered to be one of the greatest, entertainers—if not the greatest-- to hit the stage and screen. The series is much revered for its fascinating showcasing of Garland’s talent and the many, many stars that appeared and indeed, paid homage to the legendary performer. This new compilation provides an even greater look at Judy’s joy in music…and the heightened level of enthusiasm she achieved in her teamings with both friends and with some of the most timeless vocalists of the twentieth century.

Says John Fricke: "Savoy Jazz is genuinely dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the best of the great popular songbook and singers, and there could be no better exemplification of their credo than this release. There are thirty-five different songs heard during these nine tracks, written by the finest composers and lyricists of the mid-twentieth century. To hear them sung ‘live"’and with amazing energy, musicality, and humor by this parade of artists -- led by Judy herself -- is the very best kind of rare aural and emotional treat."