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The Best "Cry Me a River"...is it Julie London, Diana Krall, or Alice Fredenham?

Posted on 06/29/2014 5:32:34 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

Julie London

Diana Krall

Alice Fredenham

I'm leaning toward Julie London...but your thoughts please.


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1 posted on 06/29/2014 5:32:34 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
There's also Ella...didn't mean to leave her out.
2 posted on 06/29/2014 5:34:52 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

There is a new version, recently released, sung by Hugh Crane.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 5:36:02 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: RoosterRedux

This is a torch song among torch songs.

On that basis - Julie London. She sings it very well and has that “look”


4 posted on 06/29/2014 5:36:16 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Mrs. Costello.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 5:36:31 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RoosterRedux
whut... no Joe Cocker???
6 posted on 06/29/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RoosterRedux

Ella’s the one!

It’s on her album “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie” and easily one of her masterpieces.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: Misterioso

Do you have a link?


8 posted on 06/29/2014 5:38:06 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

This may seem like something from left-field, but Joe Cocker on “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” (Live Tour Album) did a great cover. Leon Russell on the piano. Good Stuff. But as to your question; Julie London for sure.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 5:38:20 PM PDT by LuigiBonnafini
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To: RoosterRedux

Justin Timberlake.

/s


10 posted on 06/29/2014 5:38:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: RoosterRedux

The link to Julie London isn’t working.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 5:39:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Johnny B. Boehner is said to sing a good baritone version of that song to the mirror as he shaves. To hear him would leave you absolutely verklempt!


12 posted on 06/29/2014 5:40:13 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: RoosterRedux

Sorry, Roost. It’s a pun.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 5:40:28 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: RoosterRedux

Gotta go with Nurse Dixie.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 5:40:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RoosterRedux

Julie London.

No contest.

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15 posted on 06/29/2014 5:41:59 PM PDT by Mears
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To: trisham
Thx...try this one...

Julie London

16 posted on 06/29/2014 5:42:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

No one will ever sing this song like Julie London.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 5:42:43 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: newfreep

Concur. Herb Ellis and Lou Levy.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 5:44:14 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: bigbob

I tend to agree. Julie London owns this song.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 5:44:49 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Definitely Julie London. Krall sounds like a sick calf dying in a thunder shower (as my uncle used to say). Whine-y. Breath-y. Sappy. Just eeeewwww


20 posted on 06/29/2014 5:46:16 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: RoosterRedux

Julie London...Ella’s a close second.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 5:46:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: RoosterRedux

Best female version ever was by Mrs Jack Web.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 5:47:19 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Chode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrhUo6whnEE


23 posted on 06/29/2014 5:47:36 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: RoosterRedux

A Susan Boyle version recorded ~25 years ago (and again recently, I think) is pretty doggone good.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 5:48:21 PM PDT by twister881
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To: mosesdapoet

You mean Mrs. Bobby Troup.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 5:48:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: newfreep
I think this is the video. Pretty incredible...Ella does "Cry me a River"

That said, I still think Julie London might be the best. But what do I know?:-)

26 posted on 06/29/2014 5:50:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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Michael Bublé.

I’m a musician, been playing for decades. I’m a straight guy happily married for a dozen years. I was skeptical when people first started fawning over Michael Bublé. But he really does has skills. His version of this song is solid.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 5:50:59 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Eccl 10:2
thx... recent AND live, i'd not seen that one before
28 posted on 06/29/2014 5:53:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Wow! He's pretty damn good...Michael Buble "Cry me a River"
29 posted on 06/29/2014 5:57:05 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Tony Bennett (short and sweet)


30 posted on 06/29/2014 6:01:00 PM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. government is now a criminal enterprise, at war with the population.)
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To: Chode

I loved Julie London. Sex appeal today’s bimbos can’t even dream about.

But for me, Joe Cocker’s cover has always been my favorite.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 6:01:14 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: RoosterRedux

I vote for the midget in fur coat singing it in the phone booth on the old Spike Jones show, where the tears fill up the phone booth as he sings. It was a gut buster.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 6:03:42 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: RoosterRedux

It took me over a year to even *listen* to a Michael Bublé song. I was skeptical, since people seemed to love him so much. I figured he was a fad for adolescent girls and recording studio publicists.

But he’s got depth, real musical skill. Yes, I’m a fan.


33 posted on 06/29/2014 6:07:27 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
100%... Julie is hot Hot HOT! but Joe will get ya movin
34 posted on 06/29/2014 6:14:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RoosterRedux

At the age of 21.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TA6LQmP0ec


35 posted on 06/29/2014 6:22:17 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m going with Julie London.


36 posted on 06/29/2014 6:23:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Never heard the rest nor do I care to, Julie London gets my vote all the way!


37 posted on 06/29/2014 6:23:49 PM PDT by upsdriver (Palin/West '16)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks!


38 posted on 06/29/2014 6:23:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RoosterRedux
I like Julie London, hands down. But just for the record, I also like Joe Cocker's version. Change of pace...
39 posted on 06/29/2014 6:26:54 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: RoosterRedux

I definitely go with Julie London, but I have to mention that I think Crystal Gayle did an ok job with it.


40 posted on 06/29/2014 6:27:04 PM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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I was just going to say I like Crystal’s 2nd after Julie’s version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-I_kJiZU-s


41 posted on 06/29/2014 6:39:36 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: RoosterRedux

Then Again:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MPWwcTO0e0


42 posted on 06/29/2014 6:39:57 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: RoosterRedux

Here, cast one for Julie, most definitely. Sultry, sexy, and such a singer! RIP, Julie


43 posted on 06/29/2014 6:40:21 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: RoosterRedux
I like Julie London's version. She performed it in the movie The Girl Can't Help It, which I have seen in the theater at least nine times--and if they show it in a nearby theater, I'll go and see it again.
44 posted on 06/29/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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For strictly vocals, Julie London, hands down. If she made a recording reading recipes I would listen intently. ;-)

For back-up musicians, Diana Krall.


45 posted on 06/29/2014 6:54:28 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: Theo

Feels like a James Bond flick.


46 posted on 06/29/2014 7:00:19 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: RoosterRedux

Joe Cocker.


47 posted on 06/29/2014 7:01:12 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: RoosterRedux

One of my all time favorite jazz standards, and no one does it better than the original Julie London. I watched Alice Fredenhem’s version on Britain’s Got Talent, but halfway through she completely forgot the words. She has the makings of a very sultry jazz singer but needs to get on top of her nerves.


48 posted on 06/29/2014 7:02:56 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: RoosterRedux

Is that Diz looking up at her?


49 posted on 06/29/2014 7:05:18 PM PDT by rjbemsha
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t need to even listen - it’s Ella.


50 posted on 06/29/2014 7:25:30 PM PDT by Dave W
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