Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood


Label:

Capitol Catalog MKT

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
XUNI457346F176
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Total download size: 1.2 GB Total play length: 30:33
Cover art included, liner notes not included

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 backup male "mariachi-esque" serenade ads to the romantic ambiance.

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.



Frenesi
Be Mine Tonight
Yours
Besame Mucho
Adios
Sway
Perfidia
Come Closer To Me
Amor
Magic Is The Moonlight
You Belong To My Heart
Vaya Con Dios

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