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Julie Is Her Name Import

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Editorial Reviews

Julie's first album from 1955 set out her stall for all time, soft eroticism and single entendre, with sparse accompaniment for a late night groove that has been hard for generations to resist...with Barney Kessel's muted guitar and Ray Leatherwood's subtle bass the only sound apart from Julie's own bedroom whisper...just try to resist. 13 tracks wonderfully packaged with pics of the sultry Miss London and full of notes. Revola. 2006.


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

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 15, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rev-Ola
  • ASIN: B000EQIO4E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,450 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By John Jones on July 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Julie London burst onto the music scene in 1955 with the first recorded version of the now-classic "Cry Me a River," and the album that accompanied it, "Julie is Her Name," was a sensation. One listen to the record and it's little wonder, as Julie's husky, sultry voice is backed only by guitar and bass for a sparse and subtle mood. It's the kind of understated nuance that too frequently gets lost in jazz admist string and horn sections, and we now have the opportunity to treasure the album, as well as its counterpart, 1958's "Julie is Her Name Volume II," on one lucky find of a CD.
"Cry Me a River" is, bar none, the most famous recording of Julie's career, and her delicate but wise handling of the tune justifies every rave it ever received. "I'm Glad There is You" and "Can't Help Lovin That Man" are sophisticated as well, and her reading of Cole Porter's "I Love You" is a swinging, upbeat treasure.
The songs from "Volume II" boast more mature and skillful vocals from Miss London. "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "If I'm Lucky" rank with the strongest ballads of her career, "Goody Goody" is a bubbly delight, and "Too Good to Be True" is sweetness itself, flaunting all of Julie's strengths as a singer who knows her way around a melody.
For those of you who treasure the mellow nuances of "Cry Me a River" this is a chance to embellish in an hour's worth of Julie London singing classic songs in that same intimate setting. Dim the lights and enjoy.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By MrLopez2681 on September 9, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Product description reads as follows -

(This is a) digitally remastered and expanded 34 track reissue of (London's) 1955 debut album including bonus tracks ... contains ... London's complete "Julie Is Her Name" sessions ... Includes numerous bonus tracks ...

These so-called "bonus tracks" are certainly NOT taken from London's 1955 debut recording sessions - they are merely tracks lifted from London's albums "Lonely Girl" (1956), "Calender Girl" (1956), "Julie" (1957), and "Julie Is Her Name -Vol. 2" (1958).

To make matters worse the album's producers have given some of the tracks a horrible "fake stereo" do-over (I could do better with my at-home software). Interestingly, these tracks are the ones that have, to date, only been officialy relased on disc by EMI in mono, which is proof enough that this album is unauthorized bootleg.

A waste of time and money.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Robert Cox on May 6, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This Album changed my appreciation of music for life. Rock & Roll with it's 3 chord 12 bar blues & 4 chord turnaround formats seemed boring when compared to the guitar playing of Barney Kessell accompanied by Ray Leatherwood on base and the superb vocals of Julie London. This is the epitome of this musical genre and nothing has surpassed it for me.

I love all 13 tracks and can see little point in reviewing each one individually. Off course "Cry Me a River" became Julie's trademark and has been immitated by many top female vocalists. Some how Julie's version remains the best.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Martin on September 5, 2006
Format: Audio CD
On EMI CDP 7 91675-2 printed in 1989 U.S.

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' Dat 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
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By Marion S. Mason on February 9, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I still have the original LP produced in London in the 50's which is never played due to lack of a player and I was so happy to find on Amazon it had been reworked on CD. Can't stop playing it - still love Julie's voice plus the CD has some extra songs on board.
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By Ronald G. Barlow on June 27, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The same feelings exist for this CD as the other one reviewed. I didn't realize that Bobby Troup was a jazz musician and was involved with some of her mujsic.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Osmun on March 31, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I owned this album in the 50's, and though I always hated the cover, the voice is pure magic.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ravman on January 9, 2010
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I Bought this strictly for the cover. Any Julie London fan will tell you they have purchaced at least one of her albums based on the "cheesecake" cover alone. I, however, would highly recommend her album "About The Blues" for your listening (rather than viewing) pleasure. For someone just discovering her, you will quickly realize exactly where Diana Krall got her style, sound and a good portion of her catalogue from.
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