Monday, September 7, 2015

Julie London "Cry Me A River"

As I sat here making a new banner for Blame Mame, Julie London's beautiful, sultry version of "Cry Me A River" came pouring through of my speakers. There is something about her voice that takes you to that place of relaxation. 

This torch song was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald for the 1955 film Pete Kelly's Blues, but was later dropped from the film. Julie recorded her version in 1955 on Liberty Records with Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Leatherwood on bass. The song became a huge hit after being featured in the 1956 Rock 'n' Roll film The Girl Cant Help It starring Tom Ewell and Jayne Mansfield. 

You can purchase the song on iTunes here or listen below...

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