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Julie London: About The Blues

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All sixteen tracks on this album have been issued previously on the Liberty label; however, the first twelve appeared on one album, while the others appeared on other vinyl releases. Julie London interpreted the blues in her own sweet way, and this collection brings them together. What makes About The Blues so special, however, is the impact Bobby Troup had on the music. Each arrangement, while focusing on her smooth contralto delivery, partners London with a well-balanced orchestra that swings hard. Their sound is full and the accompaniment contains fills from alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, muted trumpet, and more. ...



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