The mid-sixties were not good for the sound of Julie London’s albums. As far as we can tell, her last good sounding album came out in 1961.
The album at the top is from 1965 and the one below it it is from 1966.
We have never played a copy of either album that was especially good sounding, certainly not good enough to charge the kind of money we charge.
The title at the top is DRENCHED in echo.
Ten years after her first album somehow everyone forgot how to record female vocals.
There are many male and female vocal albums that actually did make the grade, most often by going through a shootout, and here are some of the categories we have separated them into:
- Here are some of our favorite Vocal Demo Discs
- These titles are in our Core Collection of Well Recorded Pop and Jazz Vocal Albums
- Here are some of the Pop and Jazz Vocal albums that are my Personal Favorites
- We consider these Pop and Jazz Vocal albums to be Masterpieces
We play mediocre-to-bad sounding pressings so that you don’t have to, a public service from your record-loving friends at Better Records.
You can find these two in our Hall of Shame, along with others that — in our opinion — are best avoided by audiophiles looking for hi-fidelity sound. Some of these records may have passable sonics, but we found the music less than compelling. These are also records you can safely avoid.