Julie London : Julie is Her Name, vol. 1

Julie London : Julie is Her Name, vol. 1


Julie London (vocals), Barney Kessel (guitar), Ray Leatherwood (bass), a.o.

Liberty 3006

Box Star Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Cry Me a River
A2 - I Should Care
A3 - I'm in the Mood for Love
B1 - I'm Glad There Is You
B2 - Can't Help Lovin' That Man
B3 - I Love You
C1 - Say It Isn't So
C2 - It Never Entered My Mind
C3 - Easy Street
D1 - 'S Wonderful
D2 - No Moon at All
D3 - Laura
D4 - Gone with the Wind

Recorded on August 8-9, 1955, at Western Recorders Studio in Hollywood.

Julie London might best be described as the girl with the "come hither" voice. In this, her first album, Julie's molten mezzo is handsomely set off by Barney Kessel's guitar and Ray Leatherwood's bass - a blending of three skills that adds up to an intimate, sleek, and sultry production. A performer who radiates charm and friendliness, Julie is a beautiful, piquant yet unassuming young woman who has flaxen hair, and eyes that are blue. These qualities are vocally evident in her furry singing style. Her choice of numbers is exactly right - ranging from “I Love You” to “Cry Me a River”, the latter being a lush, lachrymose item written especially for Julie by her childhood friend, Arthur Hamilton. “Cry Me a River”, when heard by fellow members of the radio and music fraternity, created an instantaneous and enthusiastic reaction. As a result of this uniform response, LIBERTY released "CRY" as a single record, catapulting Julie to fame overnight. You've seen Julie in some fine motion pictures. Some of the more recent ones include "The Great Man," "Voice In The Mirror," "Saddle The Wind," "A Question Of Adultery," "Wonderful Country," "The Third Voice," and "Night Of The Quarter Moon”.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Box Star Records LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.