Julie London – Julie Is Her Name, Volume Two (1958/2014/2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 26:50 minutes | 1,05 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 26:50 minutes | 522 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front Cover
Genre: Pop/Rock | © Analogue Productions
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.
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.
01 – Blue Moon
02 – What Is This Thing Called Love?
03 – How Long Has This Been Going On?
04 – Too Good To Be True
05 – Spring Is Here
06 – Goody Goody
07 – The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
08 – If I’m Lucky
09 – Hot Toddy
10 – Little White Lies
11 – I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
12 – I Got Lost In His Arms
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes.
DSD files created by Gus Skinas of SuperAudioCenter from the Analogue Productions SACD cutting master.