With Needle And Wax

A flaxen-haired young lady with a smoldering mezzo-soprano, Julie London, described on the back of the most attractive cover as “the talented goddess of the bodice,” has recorded her first album, a 12-inch long-play for Liberty which is released in Canada by London Records.

Julie London is in no hurry about what she is doing. She takes numbers such as Cry Me A River, I Should Care and I’m in the Mood For Love, among a few of the dozen selections on the record, and sings them like this reviewer hasn’t heard them before by anyone else. Julie puts meaning into them all.

        Her backing is an instrumental duo consisting of Barney Kessel on the guitar and Ray Leatherwood on the bass. This makes a top trio, if there ever was one.

Julie London has appeared in quite a few motion pictures. Some of these are, Task Force, Tap Roots, Return of the Frontiersman and soon in, The Fighting Chance.

Next time you are at your record bar ask for “Julie Is Her Name” (Liberty – LRP 3006)

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Saturday – June 16, 1956

By: Claude Hammersion