Tuesday, December 01, 2009

1024 - Mojo 3. Julie London - Julie is Her Name (1955)

















Track Listing


1. Cry Me A River
2. I Should Care
3. I'm In The Mood For Love
4. I'm Glad There Is You
5. Can't Help Lovin' That Man
6. I Love You
7. Say It Isn't So
8. It Never Entered My Mind
9. Easy Street
10. 'S Wonderful
11. No Moon At All
12. Laura
13. Gone With The Wind

Review

Another album, another great one. In comparison with the early albums on the previous list, this one is definitely taking the cake up until now. Haven't heard a less than excellent album, if it keeps going this way I might have to stop giving grades as it will all be on the 9/10s category, making it a bit pointless.

Julie London gives us more standards in a different style from either Sinatra or Peggy Lee, while Sinatra was touching and depressed and Lee was fiery and exciting, Julie London is at the same time melancholy and sultry.

The arrangements here are quite minimalist, guitar and bass are enough to flesh out all the tracks around her beautiful voice. A completely perfect album for rainy afternoons, Julie is Her Name is another great discovery... I'm glad I'm doing a new list.

Track Highlights


1. Cry Me a River
2. 'S Wonderful
3. Easy Street
4. I'm In The Mood For Love

Final Grade

9/10

Trivia

From Wikipedia:

The first track, Cry Me a River, was so popular that it was released as a single record and became London's first charting hit.

Cry Me a River:

1 comment:

Tom Meade said...

So far, this list beats the old one hands down. I'm glad to see you've kept going!