Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Julie London

Artist: Julie London
LP: Julie
Song: "Don'cha Go 'Way Mad" 
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"Emergency!" was one of my favorite TV shows when I was a kid, so it's crazy that I never realized until just now that it was Julie London I was watching as nurse Dixie McCall all those years ago! Anyway, I stopped by Jackpot Records in Portland's Hawthorne District (the downtown store is gone!) and picked up something there I hope I won't be posting for at least another decade...

[ Jackpot Records — Portland, Oregon ] 

...but I didn't really hit pay dirt again until I stopped off at Everybody's Music in Vancouver, WA on my way back to Seattle. Amongst other vinyl treasures, I found this 1957 LP by smokey-voiced crooner and TV nurse Julie London, accompanied by jazz pianist Jimmy Rowles, a native Washingtonian from Spokane. Everybody's Music has lots of great stuff in their $1 bins; I'd recommend stopping by if you're ever in the neighborhood. Notes on the TRANSISTORIZED-Spectra-Sonic-Sound process and a letter from the office of Si Waronker are included below.

[ Everybody's Music — Vancouver, Washington ]

[ Julie London: September 26, 1926 — October 18, 2000 ]

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