For The Night People - 1966


Are you night people? Julie London is. She's "at home" night...with this great album designed for anyone who likes to turn the lights down low, listen, reminisce and dream...about yesterday, tonight, or tomorrow. "Night People" is for "alone people" or the selective, together two's. Luckily, Julie makes loneliness almost welcome as she joins "loners" with this carefully custom-selected series of night songs. Thus, "Saturday Night" is no longer the loneliest night of the year -- when Julie joins in that almost empty room. "Sing what YOU want" was the simple request from Liberty. The previous few years, Julie had been singing the better pop tunes -- since she's always been known as a singer of good songs. But the "pop tunes" weren't always "Julie tunes." "Night People" brings her back to the theme that made her original mark with such former greats as "Night Life," "In the Still of the Night," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Midnight Sun" and, of course, "Cry Me a River." It's almost sadisitc to delight in the magnificent manner in which Julie maintains this mood, but when she sings "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good"'s not good, it's great. Similarly, we delight in "Can't Get Out Of This Mood." And in her "Dream," dreams are not as bad as they seem. When she sings the song, "Dreams" is but beautiful. Although Julie's mood is the outstanding theme of this album, it will probably be best-remembered for her revolutionary treatment of "Bill Bailey." Julie's "Bill" is the most unique delivery in the history of this classic. She transforms it into a blues ballad, a plaintive pleading poem. If "Bailey" were to hear Julie he'd be home pronto! And don't fail to bend your ear to the tag of this one.  As an added bonus, Julie gives us a musical picture of yet another of her talents via "God Bless The Child," and -- hopefully -- a preview of her next album. Coincidentally, Julie's singing and acting careers return to what she wants to do with the release of this album, following a long spell associated with TV commercials and title tunes. "Night People" is the "real London sound" -- a sound of her true singing greatness. There's also no doubt about her acting ability, when someone as happy as she sings convincingly "Am I Blue," and "I'll Never Smile Again." The magic mood Julie weaves with these sensuous sounds makes this collection ideal listening for romantics  -- and those who would have us believe they no longer believe in love. welcome "home" Julie -- from all us "Night People."

p.s. Don Bagley's responsible for the great arrangements adding to this mellow mood of midnight plus.

Track Listing:

1. Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey

2. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)

3. Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night in the Week)

4. God Bless the Child

5. Am I Blue?

6. Dream

7. Here's That Rainy Day

8. When the Sun Comes Out

9. Can't Get Out of This Mood

10. I Hadn't Anyone 'Till You

11. I'll Never Smile Again


Liner Notes by Army Archerd:

Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey

I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)

Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night in the Week)

God Bless the Child

Am I Blue?


Here's That Rainy Day

When the Sun Comes Out

Can't Get Out of This Mood

I Hadn't Anyone 'Till You

I'll Never Smile Again