Judy's first album under her new contract with
Capitol Records. Capitol was founded by Judy's old friend and
former duet partner Johnny Mercer. Like Judy, he was also
with Decca Records in the 1930's & 40's. Judy
would remain with Capitol Records until 1964.
"Miss Show Business" was a tie-in to Judy's first television
special, the Ford Star Jubilee "Miss Show Business" which aired
on CBS-TV from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the night of September
24, 1955. The special
was hugely successful, earning Emmy nominations for "Best Variety
were "The Ed Sullivan Show" and Dinah Shore respectively.
To promote the album, Capitol distributed a 45RPM record (EDM
2-676) to radio stations and reviewers containing two cuts from
You've Gone" and "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody".
The 45 is now a rare collectible.
According to studio records, Judy also recorded "On The
Atchison, Topeka & The
Santa Fe". Recorded on August 30, 1955, it was given the "matrix" number
be positioned after " A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow". This recording
has yet to surface.
The album peaked at #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Pop Albums chart and was in
40 for seven weeks.