May 25, 1937: 14-year-old Judy Garland performs "A Shine On Your Shoes" on the popular CBS Radio show “Jack Oakie’s College” hosted by the film star Jack Oakie.
Since her January 5, 1937, premiere appearance on the popular CBS Radio show “Jack Oakie’s College” hosted by the film star Jack Oakie, 14-year-old Judy Garland had become a series regular.
On this week’s Oakie show appearance, Judy sang both “A Shine On your Shoes” and “Swing High, Swing Low.”
During the time of this broadcast (May 25, 1937), Judy was in pre-production on the MGM film “Broadway Melody of 1938” which was her first feature film for the studio.
A week and a half before this broadcast Judy had pre-recorded the song that would become her first “identifier” song, “(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You.”
This previously unreleased recording is presented here thanks to the generosity of collector John Newton.
Thank you, John!