Whatever Julie Wants
1 x LP
2017 EU reissue on 180g LP -Whatever Julie wants was a slight departure from the norm, with the material following a concept of love as a commodity. The album is undeniably entertaining and it offers a Technico...
Release date:22-12-2016(originally released in 1961)
2016 EU reissue on 180g LP -It begins with the protagonist uttering an innocent lover's plea before mistreatment turns her into a jaded gold digger ("Daddy" and a host of other tracks), then a prostitute ("Love for Sale"), and a step up to kept woman ("Always True to You in My Fashion"). Just as things are looking bad, London finally realizes that you can live without a man and his money with "There'll Be Some Changes Made," because the onetime temptress is just too darn "Tired." This may not be Julie London's finest musical hour, but the album is undeniably entertaining and it offers a Technicolor sex comedy break from her usual world of shadowy film noir.
A1 Why Don't You Do Right
A2 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
A3 Hard Hearted Hannah
A4 Do It Again
A5 Take Back Your Mink
A6 Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
B2 An Occasional Man
B3 Love For Sale
B4 Always True To You In My Fashion
B5 There'll Be Some Changes Made
Through her career, Julie London gained a reputation for being a femme fatale due to her seductive style of singing and the alluring photos that adorn her album covers. Thus, it made perfect sense for Liberty Records to get her to do an album of standards that when put together tell the tale of a girl going from faithful partner to vampish seductress, streetwalker, mistress and then getting tired of her escapades. All the tracks here fit Julie like a glove as she injects enough sass in all the right places to make the listener think that they are her targets to trap. The studio orchestra swings lightly behind Julie and create interesting atmospheres for Julie to do her thing. An Occasional Man, I'm Always True To You In My Fashion and There'll Be Some Changes Made are just some magical moments where the arrangements shine and they make the listen a much more enjoyable one. This set is easily recommended for any of Julie's fans or any fan of vintage vocal jazz.
Label: wax time
Originally released: 1961
This release: 2017