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Rosemary Clooney, jazz singer
Clooney, Rosemary.
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Publication Information:
New York : Columbia/Legacy, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Previously released material, 1952-1957.

Compact disc.

Program notes inserted ([10] p.) in container.
It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) (2:48) -- I'll be around (3:27) -- How about you (2:26) -- Blues in the night (3:34) -- Memories of you (3:34) -- I'm checkin' out, goombye (3:09) -- What is there to say (3:21) -- The lady is a tramp (2:05) -- Bad news (2:04) -- Hey baby (3:52) -- It's bad for me (2:55) -- A touch of the blues (3:02) -- Together (2:42) -- Learnin' the blues (3:49) -- Doncha go 'way mad (2:09) -- Sophisticated lady (2:57) -- Come rain or come shine (1:58) -- Goodbye (3:10).
Format :
Music CD


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Clearfield Library XX(1246467.1) Compact Disc Open Shelf
Williamsville Library XX(1246467.2) Compact Disc Audio Visual

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After finishing her period as one of the Clooney Sisters with Tony Pastor's orchestra, Rosemary Clooney became famous for her pop hits on the Columbia label in the early '50s. Although never really a jazz singer on a consistent basis, Clooney had a few opportunities to record in jazz settings in the 1950s, most notably an album with Duke Ellington's orchestra. This sampler has four of the numbers with Ellington, three songs with a Benny Goodman small group, a few selections from the combo album Tenderly, numbers from sets titled Ring Around Rosie, Red Garters, and On Stage, and a song apiece with the orchestras of Percy Faith, Paul Weston, and Nelson Riddle. The repertoire is of high quality, and Clooney fares quite well. In fact, these were her most jazz-oriented recordings until she signed with Concord in the late '70s. Highlights include "How About You," "I'm Checkin' Out, Goombye," "Hey Baby," "Doncha Go 'Way Mad," "Sophisticated Lady," and "Goodbye." ~ Scott Yanow

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