Songs from the Girl Singer: A Musical Autobiography

Songs from the Girl Singer: A Musical Autobiography

by Rosemary Clooney


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Songs from the Girl Singer: A Musical Autobiography

It's been a long, and, periodically, strange trip for Rosemary Clooney, the "girl singer" who matured into the premier vocalist of classic American song. The love affairs, career shakeups, and mental breakdowns are detailed in Clooney's GIRL SINGER: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. For examples of Clooney's glorious vocal art, turn to GIRL SINGER: SONGS FROM AN AUTOBIORAPHY, a double-CD set that touches on high points from her six-decade career. Not a greatest-hits collection, GIRL SINGER acts more as a well- selected resume mixing Clooney gems ("Tenderly," "Blue Rose" from a collaboration with the Duke Ellington band, "How Will I Remember You"); chart successes ("Come-on-a My House," "Hey There,"); rare material ("Ya Got Class," a radio duet with Bob Hope; an unreleased "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep"); and duets with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, sister Betty Clooney, and her hilariously vocally impaired ex-husband, Jose Ferrer. On Disc Two, there are various stellar performances from the 1970s through the 90s, when Clooney took a more jazz-oriented route ("Route 66" with its spirited round of solos from Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache and Bucky Pizzarelli," "Do You Miss New York," "Love Is Here to Stay," "Fools Rush In"). The joy of GIRL SINGER is the privileged look we get at an artist maturing gracefully, suiting her vocal abilities to a song, taking in the full measure of a lyric. Clooney sounds lovely on the 1946 performance of "Sooner or Later" -- on the 1998 "Secret of Life" she sounds lovely and wise.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1999
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431487029
catalogNumber: 4870
Rank: 154604

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosemary Clooney   Primary Artist
Bing Crosby   Track Performer
Keith Carradine   Track Performer
Bob Hope   Track Performer
José Ferrer   Track Performer
Nelson Riddle   Track Performer
Betty Clooney   Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Percy Faith & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Tony Pastor & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Roy Acuff   Composer
Michael Feinstein   Contributor
John Burk   Producer
Dick Smith   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Jack Mason   Composer
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Louis Alter   Composer
Albert Treskin   Art Direction
Arthur Smith   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer
Joseph Davis   Composer

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