LISTEN: Judy Garland gets schooled on how to sing ‘The Trolley Song’

Posted on 03 Nov 2015 at 4:30pm

CMSGays love our Judy Garland. I mean, how can you not? The talent, the pain, the tragedy, the voice (and, incidentally, the Stonewall Riots). She had a plaintive, sad, powerful voice that she wielded brilliantly on standards like “Over the Rainbow,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Get Happy” and, of course, “The Trolley Song.” But I just head a cover from jazz artist Cecile McLorin Salvant. I know it’s probably heresy to say, but the way she adapts and arranges this classic novelty song elevates it … even above the original, in my view. Take a listen (below). What do you think?

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