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Let There Be Julie London

Julie London started singing in her teens but her professional career began after she was discovered while working as an elevator operator. She appeared in her first movie in 1944 but didn’t start making albums until the mid 50s. She made 32 albums and Billboard magazine named her most popular vocalist in 1955, 1956, and 1957. Her biggest hit was “Cry Me A River” which was produced by her husband of 40 years Bobby Troup. Here she is in 1964 on “The Julie London Show” singing “Let There Be Love” (Rand, Grant 1940)

Oddly enough, it’s January and there is still love here in House Beautiful. We’ve made it to the halfway point of winter and cabin fever hasn’t made us want to tear each other’s throats out yet! I suppose it helps that (knock wood) we haven’t been having nearly as bad a season as the folks down south or out east. Still, it ain’t over yet and the weather could turn ugly at a moment’s notice. I’m glad this song is in our arsenal. The last time I posted it I said it reminded me of Spring for some strange reason. It still does and I still have no idea why but I guess it really doesn’t matter. It’s just nice to hear a bit of musical sunshine to keep our spirits high and remind us that warmth is coming!

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