Julie is Her Name vol 2 =Stereo = 200g HQ =
2 x LP
( 1955 ) 2014 US reissue on Limited Edition 200g LP Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.Julie Is Her Name — Volume Two, has all the sincerity and warmth of her professional album debut, the bes...
Release date: 05-06-2014 (Originally released in 1955)
2014 US reissue on Limited Edition 200g LP = Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio = Julie Is Her Name — Volume Two, has all the sincerity and warmth of her professional album debut, the best-selling Julie Is Her Name, from Liberty.
An untested singer with uncompromising musical faith, an unknown record company, sophisticated, tastefully presented standards presented simply backed by just a bass and guitar — Julie Is Her Name faced long odds of success. Yet it soared to become a best-selling hit. Julie London rose to the Top 10 of every list of female vocalists.
A1. Blue Moon
A2. What Is This Thing Called Love
A3. How Long Had This Been Going On
A4. Too Good To Be True
A5. Spring Is Here
A6. Goody Goody
B1. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
B2. If I’m Lucky
B3. Hot Toddy
B4. Little White Lies
B5. I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
B6. I Got Lost In His Arms
• 200g vinyl pressing from Analogue Productions
• Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket featuring originally unused archival photos
"We might as well call this an anniversary album. Three years ago this month Julie London made her first professional record. A bass, a guitar, twelve memory-stirring melodies and "Cry Me a River." That's all it was - and how exciting to look back...because what more wonderful bit of Americana is there than the success story. The underdog, with all conceivable odds against him, winning the fight - Henry Ford and his car, The Giants in 1954, Duke Ellington at Newport in 1956, ball-point pens. There's an intangible something in all of us that lends our sympathies to successes like these. Maybe it's identification - that vicarious pleasure we gain from all of it.
"But whether it's identification or subconscious or feeling for the "little fella," it's undeniably fun. And this was all part of "Julie Is Her Name," Liberty Album No. LRP-3006. An untried singer with uncompromising musical faith; an unknown record company; sophisticated, tastefully presented material smack in the middle of a roaring rock and roll market; just a bass and guitar - all the ingredients for failure...a hundred-to-one shot.
"But to get back to the beginning, what a lovely success story. "Julie Is Her Name" skyrocketed to one of the best selling albums of all time. Julie London rose to the top ten of every list of female vocalists. The satisfying simplicity and quietness of the guitar-bass formula gained happy acceptance in the midst of all the noise, and it has been copied and re-copied.
"One's own success is always difficult to top. This is an old show business adage. Perhaps we're overly enthusiastic, but in this case we feel the good is followed by the better. "Julie Is Her Name Vol. II" has all the sincerity and warmth of "Julie Is Her Name." The songs have the same tingling nostalgia. Howard Roberts' brilliant guitar work and arrangements capture every nuance of every mood. Red Mitchell's impeccable bass work couldn't possibly make a more musicianly marriage. And Julie's singing stature continues to grow and grow." - original liner notes
She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky alto captivated a generation. Julie London was "discovered" while running a department store elevator in Hollywood.
Just three years earlier the bountiful 15 year old, born Julie Peck to her parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents' radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music, she made more than 30 albums.
The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to "Dragnet" producer-star Jack Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single "Cry Me a River." The single debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the 1960s.
Analogue Productions has brought back Julie Is Her Name Volume 2, making it an undeniable classic in every sense of the word. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the result is a memory-stirring masterpiece.
Julie Is Her Name — Volume Two, has all the sincerity and warmth of her professional album debut, the best-selling Julie Is Her Name, from Liberty. An untested singer with uncompromising musical faith, an unknown record company, sophisticated, tastefully presented standards presented simply backed by just a bass and guitar — Julie Is Her Name faced long odds of success. Yet it soared to become a best-selling hit. Julie London rose to the Top 10 of every list of female vocalists.
And as to the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, we've upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.
London appeared in nearly two dozen motion pictures during the 1940s and '50s; she was best known to TV audiences as nurse Dixie McCall on the 1970s hospital drama "Emergency!" She was hired on "Emergency!" by Webb," her then-former spouse, to co-star with her second husband, jazz musician Bobby Troup. Troup, who composed the iconic musical hit "Route 66" played a doctor on the show and it was he who helped sign Julie to the Liberty record label.
Describing her smoky vocal style, London once said, "It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to a microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate." A style inimitable, in our estimation.
Originally released: 1955
This release: 2009