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Julie London Sings Cole Porter
     

Julie London Sings Cole Porter

by Julie London
 
In celebration of what would have been Cole Porter's 100th year, EMI collected all of Julie London's studio recordings of the master's work onto one compact disc. Ten of the 17 tracks come from 1965's exceptional All Through the Night, which finds the sultry vocalist proving her cool jazz mettle once again with a quintet led by

Overview

In celebration of what would have been Cole Porter's 100th year, EMI collected all of Julie London's studio recordings of the master's work onto one compact disc. Ten of the 17 tracks come from 1965's exceptional All Through the Night, which finds the sultry vocalist proving her cool jazz mettle once again with a quintet led by Bud Shank. The other seven songs are culled from London's sessions with Barney Kessel, Jimmy Rowles, and various studio orchestras. If anyone doubts that London was a jazz-based singer at heart (and there are many doubters out there), listen to the two versions of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" that are included here. London sticks to the melody in each but offers completely different emotional and musical interpretations that relate to the type of backing band. This was EMI's first Julie London CD reissue and it remains one of the best out.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/2009
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471850826
catalogNumber:
8508

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Performance Credits

Julie London   Primary Artist
Russ Freeman   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Red Mitchell   Bass
Joe Pass   Guitar
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Don Bagley   Bass
Viola   Guitar
Felix Slatkin   Conductor
Emil Richard   Vibes
Colin Bailey   Drums
Monty Budwig   Bass
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Ray Leatherwood   Bass
Earl Palmer   Drums

Technical Credits

Russ Freeman   Arranger
Jimmy Rowles   Arranger
Bobby Troup   Producer
Felix Slatkin   Producer
Richard Bock   Producer
Hugh Fordin   Reissue Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Pete Welding   Liner Notes
Fred Seligo   Cover Photo
Elizabeth Yoon   Art Direction

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