PUT RECORD COLLECTORS TOGETHER and we talk about all sorts of vinyl-related topics. One conversation led to a discussion about the perfect album for an evening of sexy slow dancing. Sinatra and Mathis were mentioned—of course!—but my choice has been Julie London’s About The Blues album since I discovered the record decades ago.
So, I just posted “The Sexiest Slow-Dancing-in-the-Dark-With-a-Candle Album Ever Made” on another blog. It is partly a suggestion—what to play when you want the mood “just right”—and a brief look at the London album.
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Sexy slow dancing
My choice for the sexiest slow dance album is Julie London’s ABOUT THE BLUES (1957). Runner-up is the first side of Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Al Hibbler’s A MEETING OF THE TIMES (1972). On side 1, Hibbler belts five bluesy, sexy, swinging songs from the Ellington songbook in a style so eccentric it defies description.