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Very Best of Julie London [2006]
     

The Very Best of Julie London [2006]

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by Julie London
 
The Very Best of Julie London offers an extensive overview of London's recording career with 50 selections she cut for Liberty Records between 1955 and 1969. The tracks are not newly remastered for the most part, but are taken from EMI's series of import two-fers and the domestic reissues Ron Furmanek and

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The Very Best of Julie London offers an extensive overview of London's recording career with 50 selections she cut for Liberty Records between 1955 and 1969. The tracks are not newly remastered for the most part, but are taken from EMI's series of import two-fers and the domestic reissues Ron Furmanek and Bob Norberg produced in the early '90s. London was an album artist, not a singles artist -- she had only one hit single in her long career -- but she was a consistent favorite with adult contemporary and vocal jazz audiences and recorded over 20 LPs. Her albums often sustained a certain mood or assembled songs around a theme, but The Very Best of Julie London chops up her albums and rearranges the songs in no particular order -- the repertoire and sequencing seem almost random. The booklet provides no recording dates or session information, but readers can learn from which albums most of the tracks hail by wading through the liner notes. The anthology is useful for those who would like to sample London's 1960s album catalog without investing in several import CDs, but Julie Is Her Name, Vols. 1-2 remains the best introduction to the music of this sultry, sexy vocalist.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0094631212925
catalogNumber:
12129

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julie London   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Cootie Williams   Composer
Russell Garcia   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Noël Coward   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Paul Francis   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
John McCarthy   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Ian Grant   Composer
Dave Mann   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Arthur Kent   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Ric Marlow   Composer
George Cory   Composer
Douglass Cross   Composer
Greg Gardner   Liner Notes
Lionel Rand   Composer
James Sherman   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer
Robby Krieger   Composer

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The Very Best of Julie London [2006] 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Before there was Ann-Margaret, there was Julie London and certainly jazzbo Bobby Troup knew how to bring out the sexiness in the former Mrs. Jack Webb as their marriage lasted 40 years ending only in death showing it wasn't the kind of career move we see in Hollywood these days. Troup brought her to Liberty with the top session cats in tow and access to the best material. Such is the stuff icons are made from. London left behind such a legacy at Liberty that this twofer has very little replication from the "Artist Series" lounge twofer from a few years ago. Can the Bear Family box be far behind? With the song stack running back 50 years, the songs are certainly familiar, but London put her stamp on the material and it stands up today as sexy and winsome keeping its contemporary edge and never lapsing into cocktail music. Some things were made to last and the professionalism power packing these sides was made to look deceptively simple. A great set of sides to discover or rediscover if you are any kind of real pop fan.
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