Julie Is Her Name - 1955


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." Let me put it this way - if Julie London doesn't remain at the singer's summit for years to come, then my name isn't - Bill Ballance.

Track Listing

  1. 1.Say It Isn't So

2. It Never Entered My Mind 

  1. 3.Easy Street

4. 'S Wonderful

5. No Moon at All 

  1. 6.Laura

7. Gone with the Wind

8. Cry Me a River

9. I Should Care

  1. 10.I'm in the Mood for Love

11. I'm Glad There Is You

12. Can't Help Lovin' That Man

13. I Love You


Liner notes by Bill Ballance:

Cry Me A River

I Should Care

Say It Isn’t So

It Never Entered My Mind

Easy Street

S’ Wonderful

No Moon At All


Gone With The Wind

I’m In The Mood For Love

I'm Glad There Is You

Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man

I Love You