At Long Last

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Rosemary Clooney recorded for Concord in the '80s and '90s, her voice was noticeably thinner than it had been in the '50s. This isn't to say that she sounded bad -- despite her limitations and the fact that she didn't have the range or chops of her youth, Clooney could still win you over with her sensitive interpretations of lyrics. And Concord deserves credit for generally providing her with talented arrangers and musicians, as well as tasteful material as opposed to the type of novelty items she was often given at Columbia in the '50s. On At Long Last, the singer is united with the Count Basie ghost orchestra, which is directed by trombonist Grover Mitchell. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Rosemary Clooney recorded for Concord in the '80s and '90s, her voice was noticeably thinner than it had been in the '50s. This isn't to say that she sounded bad -- despite her limitations and the fact that she didn't have the range or chops of her youth, Clooney could still win you over with her sensitive interpretations of lyrics. And Concord deserves credit for generally providing her with talented arrangers and musicians, as well as tasteful material as opposed to the type of novelty items she was often given at Columbia in the '50s. On At Long Last, the singer is united with the Count Basie ghost orchestra, which is directed by trombonist Grover Mitchell. Although Clooney was a jazzy pop singer rather than a true jazz singer, the Basie band is definitely a jazz band, and it definitely swings hard on familiar standards like "Old Devil Moon," "Willow Weep for Me" and "Just in Time." Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" is especially revealing -- a demo of a young Clooney singing that standard in 1946 serves as an introduction to Clooney's late-'90s version, and one hears the contrasts between how she sounded in the '40s and how she sounded 50 years later. While the young Clooney obviously had stronger chops, Clooney at 69 or 70 wasn't without her charms. At Long Last is a likable project that united Clooney with solid musicians -- even if she was past her prime.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/1998
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431479529
  • Catalog Number: 4795
  • Sales rank: 51,177

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just in Time - Count Basie & His Orchestra (2:52)
  2. 2 Like Someone in Love - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:51)
  3. 3 Willow Weep for Me - Count Basie & His Orchestra (4:22)
  4. 4 Lullaby of Broadway - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:18)
  5. 5 Old Devil Moon - Count Basie & His Orchestra (4:00)
  6. 6 Everything Happens to Me - Count Basie & His Orchestra (4:45)
  7. 7 I Want to Be a Sideman - Count Basie & His Orchestra (4:04)
  8. 8 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:54)
  9. 9 How About You? - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:04)
  10. 10 The Man That Got Away - Count Basie & His Orchestra (5:51)
  11. 11 Seems Like Old Times - Count Basie & His Orchestra (2:38)
  12. 12 Guess I'll Hang My Tears out to Dry - Count Basie & His Orchestra (4:19)
  13. 13 It Just Happened to Happen to Me - Count Basie & His Orchestra (2:51)
  14. 14 I Got Rhythm - Count Basie & His Orchestra (4:08)
  15. 15 Gypsy in My Soul - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:40)
  16. 16 If Swing Goes, I Go Too - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rosemary Clooney Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Clarence Banks Trombone
Scotty Barnhart Trumpet
Kenny Hing Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Brad Leali Alto Saxophone
James Leary Bass
Butch Miles Drums
John Oddo Piano
Bob Ojeda Trumpet
Michael Williams Trumpet
William Hughes Bass Trombone
Count Basie Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
John Williams Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Alvin Walker II Trombone
Will Matthews Guitar
Doug Miller Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Terence Conley Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Grover Mitchell Director
Matt Dennis Composer
Allyn Ferguson Arranger
Peter Matz Arranger
John Burk Producer
Peter Doell Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Leslie Ann Jones Engineer
John Oddo Arranger, Producer
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
James Van Heusen Composer
Aaron A. Woodward Producer
Allen Sviridoff Producer
Earl Brown Vocal Arrangements
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Tom Adair Composer
Mary Peterson Art Direction, Illustrations
James Composer
Elliot Composer
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