CD Review: Julie Is Her Name

 
 
Beautifully conceived and executed, Julie London’s
1955 debut album – now presumably in the public domain – is perfect late night listening, with London’s sultry vocals perfectly complemented by sparse backing tracks, comprising only Barney Kessell’s guitar stylings underpinned by Ray Leatherwood’s bass. The result is startling, with London’s stylish sculpting of favourites like I’m In The Mood For Love, Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man and a rare uptempo reading of  ‘S Wonderful. Best of all, however, is the song which single-handedly made her a legend, Cry Me A River.
 

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Saturday - May 13, 2006