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Judygarland

We complete Part 2 on the legendary Judy Garland, starting with a grand duet! “Get Happy" is a song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler. It echoes themes of a Christian evangelical revivalist meeting song.  “Happy Days are Here Again” is probably best remembered as the campaign song for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's successful 1932 presidential campaign. According to TIME magazine, it gained prominence after a spontaneous decision by Roosevelt's advisers to play it at the 1932 Democratic National Convention, and went on to become the Democratic Party's "unofficial theme song for years to come". The song is thought to be associated with the Repeal of Prohibition, which occurred shortly after Roosevelt's election. Influenced by the “Get Happy” tradition, when the two songs are put together, it is most associated with Judy Garland, who performed it in her last MGM film Summer Stock (1950) and in live concert performances throughout the rest of her life. The versions from Summer Stock finished at #61 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.

This show includes:

Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Lost in the Stars

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Judy at the Palace Medley

I Feel a Song Coming On

Just In Time

Almost Like Being In Love

Hey Look Me Over

We're Off To See the Wizard

Kismet Medley

*Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

 

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