I really discovered Julie London when I was in my ’30’s….
I, like most of my generation, really only knew her as Nurse Dixie McCall on “Emergency.” This was a TV show that was popular when I was a child.
I remember watching it with my Father in the den and him saying: “No one remembers this, but Julie London was a helluva singer. Everyone just thinks of her of now for this TV show. But, that dame could sing.”
He was right. She and her husband, Bobby Troupe, who was also on “Emergency”, where major jazz musicians.
Years later, I bought a Julie London CD on a whim in a discount bin and was blown away. She truly owns “Cry Me a River.” This was back when we were all switching from albums to CD’s and this was one of my maybe two dozen CD’s. So, I played it a lot….
I heard her singing today in my car, on my satellite radio station that mainly plays Sinatra. And I was blown away again…
I wish more people remembered Julie London, the singer….