Julie London

Julie...at Home

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In 1959, sultry vocalist Julie London was really coming into her own as a singer. Her worldwide hit "Cry Me a River" was four years behind her, and while she would never attain that level of fame as a recording artist for the rest of her career, her ability to interpret a song was at its strongest in the late '50s and early '60s. Liberty Records' Julie...At Home finds the vocalist comfortably in front of a small jazz combo highlighted by vibraphonist Emil Richards and guitarist Al Viola. The sessions seem relaxed and casual, often with the lyrics slyly slipping from London's lips, at once sophisticated and sensual. The remarkable thing about Julie...At Home is that it was in fact recorded in her own living room, which proved to be the ideal surroundings for these warm and romantic standards. [Julie...At Home was released as a two-fer in 1996 as Julie...At Home/Around Midnight.]

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