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Easter Parade was one of Judy's and MGM's biggest hits and remains a classic musical to this day. The MGM Records soundtrack album was one of the record label's most popular, being reissued over the years in various incarnations.

When Judy began her legendary "Concert Years" in 1951 she included "A Couple Of Swells" in her act. The number, along with the tramp outfit, became as identified with her as the "Get Happy" tuxedo outfit and her signature song, "Over The Rainbow". Popular with audiences, and fun for Judy, "A Couple Of Swells" would stay in both her concert and television repetoire throughout the rest of her life. The song as performed live by Judy has appeared on many, many LPs and CDs (and 8-tracks and Cassettes). The LPs and CDs listed below that include her live versions are the most interesting and/or commonly available to date. I don't own all of the records and CDs that contain a version of "A Couple Of Swells" - so what's shown below is what I have so far.

I've also added a few "fun" items that might not be considered "home entertainment" (such as the 1948 bus pass) but are entertaining nonetheless.

NOTE: To see a complete listing of all of the various editions of the Easter Parade soundtrack in LP, & CD format, go to The Judy Garland Online Discography Easter Parade Pages (this link takes you to the 78 album, scroll down to see the rest). For 45rpm versions click here.

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