Julie London

Julie London told Life Magazine in 1957 that she had “only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to the microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate.” Her vocal style has been described as being sultry, sexy, “come-hither”, intimate, breathy, warm, smoky, haunting, husky, sullen, sad, suggestive and seductive.

The majority of her album covers were graced by sultry, yet sophisticated pictures of Julie - the cover of her first album, Julie is Her Name, being, at the time, thought of as so sexy that it was described as “...generating enough voltage to light up a theater marquee”. The album Calendar Girl is graced with 12 “cheesecake” photos of Miss London - one for each month of the year, with an additional large photo for the “thirteenth” month on the inside of the foldout cover.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

8 Photos

Albums

[no cover]
I'll Cry Tomorrow And...
Groovy Dina Productions
2012
buy
[no cover]
Eight Classic Albums
Groovy Dina Productions
2011
buy
[no cover]
Julie Is Her Name...
Groovy Dina Productions
2009
buy
[no cover]
Julie Is Her Name &...
Groovy Dina Productions
2007
buy
[no cover]
The End Of The World...
Groovy Dina Productions
2007
buy
[no cover]
The End Of The World...
Groovy Dina Productions
2007
buy

Videos

Similar Artists

Chet Baker Chet Baker
trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald
vocalist
Lena Horne Lena Horne
vocalist
Sophie Milman Sophie Milman
vocalist
Diana Krall Diana Krall
piano
Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto
vocalist
Louis Prima Louis Prima
composer/conductor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google banner ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Fund All About Jazz's Future