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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

About The Blues - Julie London


A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues

About The Blues
Julie London
With Russ Garcia and His Orchestra
Produced by Bobby Troup
Cover Photography: Alex de Paola
Cover Design: Dorie March
Engineers: Ted Keep, Sherwood Hall and Val Valentin
Liberty Records LRP 3043

From the back cover: While attending Hollywood Professional High school in 1944, I hardly thought the teen-age doll sitting at my left in English class would someday be a top recording artist who got her start by recording a song written by the boy sitting at my right! I'm referring, of course, to to Julie London, Arthur Hamilton and "Cry Me A River." 

Having established Julie's ability as a vocalist through her albums "Julie Is Her Name," "Lonely Girl: and "Calendar Girl," Liberty now presents this talented beauty complemented with strings, trombones and the transcendent ability of Russ Garcia, whose arrangements are surpassed only by his personality.

An azure hue sets the mood featuring blues standards and two originals – "Bouquet Of Blues" by Arthur Hamilton and "Meaning Of The Blues" written by the producer of this effort, Bobby Troup. As for Julie, I can only say without getting completely carried away that she is achieving what all artists have as a goal – the ability to create a mood. So well has Julie done this that some of the more commercial type vocalists have tried to imitate the "Julie London approach." This, in itself, is a great compliment and verification of an artist's success. Often an artist is accepted by the public but not by the industry... and vice versa. But with Julie it's unanimous! We're all with her 100%. Not only is she a gorgeous woman with an abundance of talent but also a wonderful person eager to please her admires.

So here, again, is our Julie as she sings "About The Blues." – Jack Wagner

Basin Street Blues
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues
Get Set For The Blues
Bye, Bye Blues
Meaning Of The Blues
About The Blues
Sunday Blues
The Blues Is All I Ever Had
Blues In The Night
Bouquet Of Blues

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