JULIE LONDON

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Julie London (September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress known for her smoky, sensual voice and role as Nurse Dixie McCall RN on the television show Emergency! (1972–1977).

Born in Santa Rosa, California, as Gayle Peck, she was the daughter of Jack and Josephine Peck, who were a vaudeville song-and-dance team. When she was 14, the family moved to Los Angeles. Shortly after that, she began appearing in movies. She graduated from the Hollywood Professional High School in 1945.

She was married to Jack Webb of Dragnet fame. Her obvious beauty and self-poise (she was a pinup girl prized by GIs during World War II) contrasted with his pedestrian appearance and stiff-as-a-board acting technique (much parodied by impersonators). This unlikely pairing arose from his and her love for jazz; their marriage lasted from July 1947 to November 1953. They had two daughters, one who
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Ultimate CollectionUltimate Collection
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Emi Gold Imports 2006
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16 Classic Albums16 Classic Albums
Reel to Reel 2018
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The Very Best Of [2 CD]The Very Best Of [2 CD]
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Julie Is Her NameJulie Is Her Name
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Liberty Records
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Your Number, Please / at HomeYour Number, Please / at Home
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Around MidnightAround Midnight
Dol 2018
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London By NightLondon By Night
Ais 2011
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Julie London ?- The End Of The World - Lp Vinyl RecordJulie London ?- The End Of The World - Lp Vinyl Record
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JULIE LONDON Julie Is Her Name album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Julie Is Her Name
Vocal Jazz 1955
JULIE LONDON Lonely Girl album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Lonely Girl
Vocal Jazz 1956
JULIE LONDON Calendar Girl album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Calendar Girl
Vocal Jazz 1956
JULIE LONDON About the Blues album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
About the Blues
Vocal Jazz 1957
JULIE LONDON Julie album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Julie
Vocal Jazz 1957
JULIE LONDON Make Love to Me album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Make Love to Me
Vocal Jazz 1957
JULIE LONDON Julie Is Her Name, Volume 2 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Julie Is Her Name, Volume 2
Vocal Jazz 1958
JULIE LONDON London by Night album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
London by Night
Vocal Jazz 1958
JULIE LONDON Swing Me an Old Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing Me an Old Song
Vocal Jazz 1959
JULIE LONDON Your Number Please... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Your Number Please...
Vocal Jazz 1959
JULIE LONDON Around Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Around Midnight
Vocal Jazz 1960
JULIE LONDON Julie... at home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie... at home
Vocal Jazz 1960
JULIE LONDON Send for Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Send for Me
Vocal Jazz 1960
JULIE LONDON Whatever Julie Wants album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Whatever Julie Wants
Vocal Jazz 1961
JULIE LONDON Sophisticated Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophisticated Lady
Vocal Jazz 1962
JULIE LONDON Love Letters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Letters
Vocal Jazz 1962
JULIE LONDON Latin in a Satin Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Latin in a Satin Mood
Vocal Jazz 1962
JULIE LONDON The Wonderful World Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Wonderful World Of
Vocal Jazz 1963
JULIE LONDON The End of the World album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The End of the World
Vocal Jazz 1963
JULIE LONDON Love on the Rocks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love on the Rocks
Vocal Jazz 1963
JULIE LONDON Julie London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie London
Vocal Jazz 1964
JULIE LONDON Feeling Good album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feeling Good
Vocal Jazz 1965
JULIE LONDON All Through the Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Through the Night
Vocal Jazz 1965
JULIE LONDON Our Fair Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Fair Lady
Vocal Jazz 1965
JULIE LONDON By Myself album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Myself
Vocal Jazz 1965
JULIE LONDON For the Night People album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For the Night People
Vocal Jazz 1966
JULIE LONDON Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast
Vocal Jazz 1967
JULIE LONDON With Body & Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With Body & Soul
Vocal Jazz 1967
JULIE LONDON Easy Does It album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy Does It
Vocal Jazz 1968
JULIE LONDON Yummy, Yummy, Yummy album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
Exotica 1969

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JULIE LONDON In Person at the Americana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Person at the Americana
Vocal Jazz 1964

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JULIE LONDON Bethlehem's Girlfriends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bethlehem's Girlfriends
Vocal Jazz 1956
JULIE LONDON The Best of Julie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Julie
Vocal Jazz 1962
JULIE LONDON Julie's Golden Greats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie's Golden Greats
Vocal Jazz 1963
JULIE LONDON The Best of Julie London: 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Julie London: "The Liberty Years"
Vocal Jazz 1989
JULIE LONDON Time for Love: The Best of Julie London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time for Love: The Best of Julie London
Vocal Jazz 1991
JULIE LONDON Julie Is Her Name / Julie Is Her Name, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie Is Her Name / Julie Is Her Name, Volume 2
Vocal Jazz 1992
JULIE LONDON Twin Best Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twin Best Now
Vocal Jazz 1992
JULIE LONDON Emi Presents the Magic of Julie London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Emi Presents the Magic of Julie London
Vocal Jazz 1995
JULIE LONDON Julie... At Home / Around Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie... At Home / Around Midnight
Vocal Jazz 1996
JULIE LONDON Calendar Girl / Your Number Please... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Calendar Girl / Your Number Please...
Vocal Jazz 1997
JULIE LONDON The End of the World / Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The End of the World / Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast
Vocal Jazz 1997
JULIE LONDON Cry Me a River album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cry Me a River
Vocal Jazz 1997
JULIE LONDON A Touch Of Class album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Touch Of Class
Vocal Jazz 1998
JULIE LONDON Julie Sings Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie Sings Love
Vocal Jazz 1998
JULIE LONDON Sophisticated Lady / For the Night People album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophisticated Lady / For the Night People
Vocal Jazz 1998
JULIE LONDON Sophisticated Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophisticated Lady
Vocal Jazz 1999
JULIE LONDON Ultra-Lounge, Wild, Cool & Swingin', The Artist Collection, Volume 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ultra-Lounge, Wild, Cool & Swingin', The Artist Collection, Volume 5
Vocal Jazz 1999
JULIE LONDON Julie London Sings the Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie London Sings the Standards
Vocal Jazz 2001
JULIE LONDON About the Blues / London by Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
About the Blues / London by Night
Vocal Jazz 2001
JULIE LONDON Lonely Girl / Make Love to Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lonely Girl / Make Love to Me
Vocal Jazz 2002
JULIE LONDON Love Letters / Feeling Good album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Letters / Feeling Good
Vocal Jazz 2004
JULIE LONDON The Very Best of Julie London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Julie London
Vocal Jazz 2005
JULIE LONDON Julie / Love on the Rocks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie / Love on the Rocks
Vocal Jazz 2006
JULIE LONDON The End of the World / The Wonderful World Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The End of the World / The Wonderful World Of
Vocal Jazz 2007
JULIE LONDON Julie Is Her Name: Complete Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julie Is Her Name: Complete Sessions
Vocal Jazz 2009
JULIE LONDON The Ultimate Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ultimate Collection
Vocal Jazz 2014

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JULIE LONDON Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

Album · 1969 · Exotica
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In 1966, Julie recorded a smoky, sultry version of The Mickey Mouse Club March for her Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast album.

In a way, that seemingly incongruous paring was a forerunner to what was to be her last album - both for Liberty, and, in general.

1969's Yummy, Yummy, Yummy - produced, arranged and orchestrated by Tommy Oliver, who discovered Joanie Summers and had worked with a variety of artists including Doris Day, Vikki Carr, Bob Lind and Jefferson Airplane.

With this Julie London album, his arrangements were full and lush, and Julie was every bit the stylist she ever was, but the material was far more contemporary and mainstream than anything she had yet attempted.

As time passed from it's initial release, the album faded, and, was only known of by collectors - of rarities, exotica, etc. I found out about the album in about '92, from Re/Search # 15, Incredibly Strange Music, Vol. 2.

I remember reading of the seeming incongruity of paring Ms. London - with her smoky, intimate voice, and (then) current pop.

WHile it wasn't outright laughed at by the author, it wasn't looked at with anything close to seriousness.

As this was before the internet - and CD's, while they exited, did NOT have a large selection, never mind out-of-print collector's choices, I had to look for Yummy. Yummy, Yummy (Y,Y,Y) on vinyl. Not a problem for me.

When I finally tracked the album down, I remember I was taken aback.

On listening to Louie, Louie, I immediately felt it sounded like a very early version of what would be called 'trance' music.

It begins with a bass guitar, piano opening, followed by a Moog synthesiser and a drum - playing a languorous beat - that goes on, only stopping for the song's vocal break.

I don't want to give a track-by-track overview. I wanted to highlight what is one of the album's main songs, and briefly discuss the album, as a whole.

I don't know whether Ms. London took recording the album seriously, or not. I would guess that, Ms. London - being a consummate professional - gave it her all, whatever her thoughts, and it shows.

I read somewhere (else) a person's one line review. He said: 'who wants to hear a middle-aged woman doing covers?'

I'd answer him by saying, it's irrelevant the person's age. It's their talent, and the end-result.

I think a big problem (that's only gotten worse over time), is people being dismissive of anyone who's not ridiculously young.

It's only with age, that a person's developed their craft - honed it.

Sure, sometimes the end result can be awful.

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy is NOT that case.

I like to think that Ms.London saw a bit of irony in it, but, as I said earlier, she gives it her best, and it's worth it.



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