Julie London Sings Cole Porter

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All Music Guide - Nick Dedina
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Nick Dedina
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2009
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471850826
  • Catalog Number: 8508
  • Sales rank: 222,305

Album Credits

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
Al 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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