16 Biggest Hits

16 Biggest Hits

by Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney




Rosemary Clooney launched a solo career on the eventual Sony-owned Columbia Records label in 1950 after splitting with her sister Betty and the Tony Pastor Orchestra, and she racked up a series of hits before departing for RCA Victor in 1957, at which time her commercial success declined. 16 Biggest Hits contains 11 of her 16 biggest hits from this period, including her four number one singles, "Come on-a My House," "Half as Much," "Hey There," and "This Ole House." The five missing titles are the Top Ten hits "Beautiful Brown Eyes" and "The Night Before Christmas Song," the Top 20 hits "Be My Life's Companion" and "Too Old to Cut the Mustard," and the Top 40 hit "I'm Waiting Just for You." In their place, the compilers have substituted "Sisters," a duet between Clooney and her sister on an Irving Berlin song from her film White Christmas that was a Top 40 hit; "The House of Singing Bamboo," a duet with Guy Mitchell; "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," an Academy Award-winning song, on which Clooney is accompanied by Harry James and His Orchestra; "Sophisticated Lady" from Blue Rose, Clooney's album with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra; and a version of Cole Porter's "From This Moment On" that has not been released previously in the U.S. These are not unreasonable alternates to the missing songs, and 16 Biggest Hits manages a good balance between Clooney's popular novelty material and her more impressive ballad performances.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646355329
catalogNumber: 63553

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosemary Clooney   Primary Artist,Vocals
Percy Faith   Conductor
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Saxophone
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Sal Salvador   Guitar
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Jimmy Woode   Bass
Stan Freeman   Harpsichord
Buddy Cole   Conductor
Russell Procope   Saxophone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Harry Carney   Saxophone
Frank Carroll   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Frank Comstock   Conductor
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Duke Ellington   Piano
Jimmy Hamilton   Saxophone
John Sanders   Trombone
Terry Snyder   Drums
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Sam Woodyard   Drums

Technical Credits

Percy Faith   Arranger
Frank Comstock   Arranger
Curley Williams   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Jimmy Carroll   Arranger
Sid Wayne   Composer
Eddie Stanley   Composer
Dale Libby   Composer
Luigi Astore   Composer
Ricardo Morbelli   Composer

Customer Reviews