Julie London – Around midnight (Full Album)

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Around Midnight is an LP album by Julie London, released by Liberty Records under catalog number LRP-3164 as a monophonic recording in 1960, and later in stereo under catalog number LST-7164 the same year. It was released a number of times on CD from 1998.

Dick Reynolds did the arrangements and conducted the Orchestra.

AllMusic Review by Zac Johnson:
In 1960, pop vocalist Julie London was really cranking out albums for the successful label Liberty Records. The success of her 1955 hit “Cry Me a River” put Liberty into overdrive and London responded by making some of the strongest records of her career. Her ability to interpret a song was at its strongest in the late ’50s and early ’60s, as is evidenced on the shimmering Around Midnight. While some of her best recordings were front of small jazz combos, Around Midnight proves that London was just as effective in front of larger orchestras and bands. The drowsy “Black Coffee” and lazy “Lush Life” typify the late-night feel of the album, leading right into “The Wee Small Hours of the Morning.” [Julie…At Home was released in 1996 as a two-fer as Julie…At Home/Around Midnight (https://goo.gl/5sn7jE).

Track listing:
“‘Round Midnight” – (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) – 2:54
“Lonely Night in Paris” – (Bobby Troup, Bob Alcivar) – 2:12
“Misty” – (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke) – 3:11
“Black Coffee” – (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) – 2:58
“Lush Life” – (Billy Strayhorn) – 1:41
“In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” – (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) – 2:49
“Don’t Smoke in Bed” – (Willard Robison) – 2:25
“You and the Night and the Music” – (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 2:40
“Something Cool” – (Billy Barnes) – 4:38
“How About Me?” – (Irving Berlin) – 4:07
“But Not for Me” – (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:24
“The Party’s Over” – (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolf Green) – 3:17

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Released: 1960
Recorded: August 1960
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Length: 35:16
Label: Liberty
Producer: Si Waronker

 

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