Country Rose

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Following the lead of frequent duet partner Bing Crosby and the enormous success of Patti Page's "The Tennessee Waltz," Rosemary Clooney recorded many country crossovers during the early '50s, a few of which became hits. Though her normal singing style rarely betrayed her roots, Clooney was in fact a native Kentuckian who'd spent much time in front of the radio while growing up -- her home lay in easy broadcast range of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and Chicago's WLS Barn Dance. Except for three songs, every title on Country Rose was recorded after Page's enormous success in 1950 with "The Tennessee Waltz." Columbia A&R head Mitch Miller was never averse to capitalizing on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Following the lead of frequent duet partner Bing Crosby and the enormous success of Patti Page's "The Tennessee Waltz," Rosemary Clooney recorded many country crossovers during the early '50s, a few of which became hits. Though her normal singing style rarely betrayed her roots, Clooney was in fact a native Kentuckian who'd spent much time in front of the radio while growing up -- her home lay in easy broadcast range of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and Chicago's WLS Barn Dance. Except for three songs, every title on Country Rose was recorded after Page's enormous success in 1950 with "The Tennessee Waltz." Columbia A&R head Mitch Miller was never averse to capitalizing on pop trends to say the least, and he quickly rushed Clooney into the studio with a self-directed orchestra to record her on a similarly multi-tracked item called "Beautiful Brown Eyes." Ernest Tubb it wasn't, but the song did become her first big hit as a solo act. Clooney succeeded on several occasions in conveying an intriguing blend of country and pop, most often without an orchestra in tow. Four of the best here are duets with George Morgan Mr. "Candy Kisses", including an unreleased nugget of fiddle-led swing called "Grapevine Swing." Clooney also shines on Jimmie Davis' "Nobody's Darling But Mine" and Hank Williams' "Half as Much," but turns in a curiously subdued version of "You Are My Sunshine" with an unlikely bunch of collaborators: Gene Autry, Carl Smith, Don Cherry, and the Collins Kids.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2003
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742035223
  • Catalog Number: 352
  • Sales rank: 86,875

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Ole House - Buddy Cole & His Orchestra (2:23)
  2. 2 Brave Man (3:12)
  3. 3 Why Don't You Love Me (2:01)
  4. 4 Grapevine Swing (2:36)
  5. 5 No Letter Today - Tunesmiths (2:27)
  6. 6 Half as Much - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (2:48)
  7. 7 (Don't That Take The) Rag Offen the Bush - Frank Comstock (2:48)
  8. 8 Withered Roses (2:47)
  9. 9 Kentucky Waltz (2:55)
  10. 10 Shot Gun Boogie (2:43)
  11. 11 You Are My Sunshine - Tunesmiths (3:41)
  12. 12 I Wish I Wuz (Hi Ho Fiddle Dee Dee) - Terry Snyder (2:17)
  13. 13 Nobody's Darling But Mine (2:58)
  14. 14 You Love Me Just Enough to Hurt Me (2:43)
  15. 15 Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me (2:26)
  16. 16 I Whisper Your Name (2:51)
  17. 17 I'm Waiting Just for You - Terry Snyder (2:23)
  18. 18 Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You) (2:31)
  19. 19 If Teardrops Were Pennies - Terry Snyder (1:55)
  20. 20 Beautiful Brown Eyes (3:15)
  21. 21 You're the Only One for Me - George Morgan (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rosemary Clooney Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Bill Monroe Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Tennessee Ernie Ford Composer
Floyd Tillman Composer
Lucky Millinder Composer
Frankie Brown Composer
Stuart Hamblen Composer
Carl Butler Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Charles Mitchell Composer
Lynn Murray Composer
Wayne Raney Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Curley Williams Composer
Dick Smith Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
Lonnie Glosson Composer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Vic McAlpin Composer
Jack Toombs Composer
Leonard Aleshire Composer
Sid Kuller Composer
Dale Parker Composer
Paul Koy Composer
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