Offered for sale is a U.S. white label promotional stereo pressing of Julie London’s debut LP, Julie is Her Name.
About this copy: This copy of Julie Is Her Name is a 1960 rechanneled stereo pressing on Liberty Records of an album that was originally released in 1955 in mono only.
The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight edge wear and a dented corner.
The white label promo disc is M-, with no spindle marks on the labels and just a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs on the vinyl. The record may be unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP that’s quite hard to find as a clean promotional copy.
Background: Julie London may best be remembered today for her roles on television in the 1970s, but from 1955 through 1969 she cut nearly 30 albums for Liberty Records, most with alluring cheesecake covers. Don’t be fooled by the covers, though – these are great recordings, especially her early work recorded with jazz ensembles. Her debut LP, Julie is Her Name, featured Barney Kessell on guitar as well as her biggest hit, Cry Me a River.
While this LP was first issued in 1955 on the green Liberty label, it wasn’t released in stereo until 1960 on the multicolor label used at the time. The stereo pressings of this album are rechanneled stereo.
For a time, Julie London was as famous for her sexy album covers as for her singing. Her debut is her best, a set of fairly basic interpretations of standards in which she is accompanied tastefully by guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Ray Leatherwood. “Cry Me a River” from this album, was her biggest hit, and her breathy versions of such numbers as “I Should Care,” “Say It Isn’t So,” “Easy Street,” and “Gone with the Wind” are quite haunting.
You can listen to “Cry Me a River” here:
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