Add to Cart. The Contours. Bruce Springsteen. Percy Sledge. Luther Ingram. The Four Seasons. Al Green. Lenny Kravitz. Sheena Easton.
Freddy Fender, Album). The Spaniels. The Trammps. The Crystals. Guitar Slim. The Temptations. Kenny Rogers. Billy Joe Royal. Little Richard. Willie Nelson. Little Milton. Blues Boy Willie. Tears for Fears. Electric Light Orchestra. Billy Joel. The Paris Sisters. The record label is listed as "Hallmark". According to the information on the CD insert, Hallmark is a subsidiary of Pickwick. That must mean Hallmark is a bargain label of a bargain label of a major recording company.
It is harshly recorded, very forward and strong on the treble with no apparent soundstage, indicating it was probably recorded LP the mono tapes rather than the stereo version. This album, like the Julie London live album, has background singers involved. The background singers tend to dominate in some sections of both the live album and this one, more so in Album) For Me" due to the poor recording quality.
This is Julie doing bluesy songs. That in itself is not bad--remember "About The Blues"? But this Julie London record has a little too much production and not enough seduction. Julie was best at ballads and love songs. Her voice was small but it was so silky smooth and perfect for certain material, it's awesome. These are not songs that show her strengths.
Still, anything she did is worth hearing. Despite the production and grating sound quality, it's an OK record. The MP3 is lightyears ahead of the physical CD in clarity, soundstage real stereo and warmth of sound. It's still not one of Julie London's best but it is now listenable. The two previous reviews listed here are for a foreign CD release. This is the only place where you can find pristine stereo versions of any of these songs. This is a great, fun album of blues numbers done in a uniquely swinging style, especially for the usually sedate Miss London.
I whole-heartedly endorse this release, and am thankful that Capitol-EMI now owned by Universal Music Group has gone to the time and expense to digitally re-release wonderful gems from the back-catalogue such as this. In Julie's 13th album for Liberty Records, Julie breaks from her usual fantastic concept albums of exquisite refinement, sensualism and intimacy to try to embrace the current pop shifts of rock and roll.
Jimmy Rowles misses on his uninspired arrangements that do not do Julie justice. The album's bluesy-swingy vibe can not even compare to the exquisite renditions of her album About he Blues. Even the liner notes on this album put her down as "no Dinah Washington". This album feels cheap and uninspired.
Personally after meeting Julie London and Bobby Troup in the early s, Julie mentioned that this was one of her LEAST favorites and she said she "just went through the motions" because of pressure from Liberty. Well it shows. Though Julie still looks stunning on the album cover and there are a few good tracks.
For more info on Julie's albums, and filmography be sure to LP up my book "Lady Liberty" or visit us at julielondon. One person found this helpful. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. A nice session by my favourite female vocalist. Report abuse. Excusez ma franchise.
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