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This release presents one of the many thematic albums made by the amazing Julie London (September 26, 1926-October 28, 2000), considered by many to be one of the most sensuous voices of jazz and popular music. Calendar Girl (Liberty SL9002) contains 13 songs, 12 of which have a different month in each title. The cover of Calendar Girl is an extension of the concept album, which features a narrative of romance lost and found for each month of the year before ending with one final tune called “The Thirteenth Month” (which is illustrated by that insert picture of London in bed). Since there weren’t quality standards for every month of the year, one of Calendar Girl’s pleasures can be found in the numbers written especially for the album, particularly those penned by Bobby Troup, London’s husband. The jazz-oriented Troup hit pay dirt with such fine compositions as “Route 66”, “Daddy”, and “The Meaning of the Blues”, but too few of his smart, witty songs have been widely recorded.
JULIE LONDON, vocals
PETE KING (arranger & conductor)
and His Orchestra. Hollywood, May 1956.
1 JUNE IN JANUARY (Ralph Rainger-Leo Robin) 2:10
2 FEBRUARY BRINGS THE RAIN (Bobby Troup) 2:22
3 MELANCHOLY MARCH (Dory Langdon) 2:20
4 I’LL REMEMBER APRIL (Gene DePaul-Patricia Johnston-Don Raye) 2:00
5 PEOPLE WHO ARE BORN IN MAY (Earl Brent) 1:41
6 MEMPHIS IN JUNE (Hoagy Carmichael-Paul Francis Webster) 2:00
1 SLEIGH RIDE IN JULY (Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Heusen) 2:22
2 TIME FOR AUGUST (Arthur Hamilton) 2:01
3 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN (Al Dubin-Harry Warren) 1:41
4 THIS OCTOBER (Bobby Troup) 1:47
5 NOVEMBER TWILIGHT (Paul Francis Webster) 3:22
6 WARM DECEMBER (Bob Russell) 1:58
7 THE THIRTEENTH MONTH (Arthur Hamilton) 2:29