Offered for sale is an early red vinyl Japanese pressing of Swing Me an Old Song by Julie London, including the original obi. and a different cover from the U.S. release.
About this copy: This copy of Swing Me an Old Song is a 1963 Japanese pressing on the Liberty label of an album that was originally released in 1959, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with no wear but with a few minor creases. The original obi is VG++ and close to M-, with no wear, but with a very small 1/4″ (3/4 cm) tear.
The lyric insert is M-.
The red vinyl disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nearly perfect copy of a pretty good record that is almost impossible to find complete.
Background: Released in 1959, Swing Me an Old Song was the ninth album by Julie London.
The album did not chart.
Everyone seems to have forgotten that rock & roll wasn’t doing so hot with white audiences at the tail end of the 1950s until the Beatles hit the scene and had everyone going electric again. Instead of rockabilly, folk music and Dixieland jazz were huge in 1959 and young audiences were getting into old-time songs that their parents and grandparents knew. Swing Me an Old Song was Julie London’s Dixieland-spiced folk revival effort. If it doesn’t actually play to her strengths to be cast as a sexed-up version of Burl Ives, it takes some kind of real talent to be able to coo such hoary chestnuts as “Camptown Races” and “Row, Row, Row, Your Boat” without embarrassing yourself too much. Thankfully, the song selection on most of the album is better than these two egregious examples of stale singalongs that should never have made it outside of summer camp. …People often mention Julie London’s limited vocal range, but it’s surprising how far that her talent could stretch.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1963|