Julie London Sings Latin In A Satin Mood 200g 45rpm 2LP
200g 45 RPM Vinyl Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered For 45 RPM From Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent
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She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky
alto captivated a generation. Julie London was "discovered" while running a
department store elevator in Hollywood.
Just three years earlier the bountiful 15 year old, born Julie Peck to her
parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents'
radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her
name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music,
she made more than 30 albums.
The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to "Dragnet" producer-star Jack
Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single "Cry Me a River." The single
debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the
Analogue Productions has brought back Julie London sings Latin In A Satin Mood
in dramatic, deserving fashion. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and
plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the crispness
and vibrancy of this recording is spectacular. Cut at 45 RPM means the 12 tracks
are spread over two LPs for even better cartridge tracking for superior sound
Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early '60s, and singers
as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with
castanets and bongo drums. Like Peggy Lee, London combines a restrained vocal
approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal on this
album of relaxing Latin standards. Julie does look beautiful on the cover, and
the back up male "mariachi-esque" serenade ads to the romantic ambiance.
And as to the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for this Analogue
Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, the cover has been upgraded
to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.
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.
• 45rpm 200g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Plated & Pressed at QRP
• Mastered from original analog tapes
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Gatefold jacket
2. Be Mine Tonight
4. Besame Mucho
8. Come Closer To Me
10. Magic Is The Moonlight
11. You Belong To My Heart
12. Vaya Con Dios