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Blues Monday – Julie London

Despite nearly featuring in my “Sunday Jazz” series Julie London wasn’t really a jazz singer, but she possessed a definite jazz feeling and many of her finest albums (such as Julie Is Her Name and Julie…At Home) feature small-group jazz backings.

In a similar vibe her “About The Blues” wasn’t really aimed at the true “blues” market but was aimed at the 1950s pop market, but it may just be her best orchestral session. Since downbeat torch songs were London’s specialty, the album features an excellent selection of nocturnal but classy blues songs that play to her subtle strengths instead of against them. So as she sings below she had the view that “I Gotta A Right To Sing The Blues”

Julie usually included a couple of new songs in with a selection of standards, and her husband, Bobby Troup, wrote two excellent numbers for the album. One of them, the emotionally devastating “Meaning of the Blues,” is the album’s highlight, and was turned into a jazz standard after Miles Davis recorded it the same year for Miles Ahead.

To buy the music of Julie London click HERE

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June 27, 2011 Posted by | Blues, Jazz Vocal, Old Music | , , | Leave a comment

New News – Nirvana

A Super Deluxe Edition of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ will be released onSeptember 19 – 20 years after the original came out.

Comprising four CDs and one DVD, the Super Deluxe Edition will contain previously unreleased tracks, rarities, B-sides, alternate mixes, rare live recordings and BBC radio appearances.

The DVD will be made up of an entire unreleased Nirvana concert.

‘Nevermind’ has sold over 30 million copies in the two decades since its release. Produced by Butch Vig, it was the second studio album from Nirvana, the iconic grunge band made
up of the late Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Foo Fighters mainman Dave
Grohl
.

The 20th anniversary of ‘Nevermind’ will also be marked by a series of as-yet-unannounced events.

‘Nevermind’ climbed to Number One in the US Billboard album chart, but only reached Number Seven in the Official UK Albums Chart.

Original source www.uncut.co.uk

June 27, 2011 Posted by | New News, Video | | Leave a comment

   

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