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Book Review

Go Slow: The Life of Julie London

Read "Go Slow: The Life of Julie London" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Go Slow. The Life of Julie London Michael Owen 296 Pages ISBN: 9781613738573 Chicago Review Press 2017 “Vinyl Viagra" “Mainly I'm a lyric reader." “Mickey Mouse...she can even make that sexy." “I'm not a singer. If all her movie footage over the years were put together, “there still wouldn't be enough to add up to one presentable part."

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Book Excerpts

Go Slow: The Life Of Julie London

Read "Go Slow: The Life Of Julie London" reviewed by Michael Owen


The following is an excerpt is from “Chapter 12: For the Night People" of Go Slow: The Life of Julie London by Michael Owen (Chicago Review Press, 2017). All Rights Reserved. In 1965, after three years of largely recording pop tunes under Liberty Records' hit-making producer Snuff Garrett, Julie London was eager to return to the types of songs--and the style of singing--which had brought her fame and success a decade earlier with her debut album, Julie ...

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Album Review

Julie London: About The Blues

Read "About The Blues" reviewed by Jim Santella


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 ...


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