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Julie London

Born: September 26, 1926 | Died: October 18, 2000    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

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....
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Charted Recordings "Cry Me a River" (U.S. #9, 1955) "Blue Moon" (South Africa #7, 1961) "Desafinado" (Slightly Out Of Tune)" (U.S. # 110, 1962) "I'm Coming Back To You" (U.S. # 118, 1963) "Yummy Yummy Yummy" (U.S. #125, 1968) "Like To Get To Know You" (Easy Listening #15, 1969) Albums Julie Is Her Name (1955, U.S. #2) Lonely Girl (1956, U.S. #16) Calendar Girl (1956, U.S. #18) About the Blues (1957, U.S. #15) Make Love to Me (1957) Julie (1958) Julie Is Her Name, Volume II (1958) London by Night (1958) Swing Me an Old Song (1959) Your Number Please (1959) Julie...At Home (1960) Around Midnight (1960) Send for Me (1961) Whatever Julie Wants (1961) The Best of Julie London (1962) Sophisticated Lady (1962) Love Letters (1962) Love on the Rocks (1962) Latin in a Satin Mood (1963) Julie's Golden Greats (1963) The End of the World (1963, U.S. #127) The Wonderful World of Julie London (1963, U.S. #136) Julie London (1964) In Person at the Americana (1964) Our Fair Lady (1965) Feeling Good (1965) By Myself (1965, produced exclusively for the Columbia Record Club) All Through the Night: Julie London Sings the Choicest of Cole Porter (1965) For the Night People (1966) Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast (1967) With Body & Soul (1967) Easy Does It (1968) Yummy, Yummy, Yummy (1969) The Very Best Of Julie London (1975)

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