Jazz Singer

Jazz Singer

by Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney


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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."

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972395524
catalogNumber: 723955


  1. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  2. I'll Be Around
  3. How About You?
  4. Blues in the Night
  5. Memories of You
  6. I'm Checkin' Out -- Go'om Bye
  7. What Is There to Say?
  8. The Lady Is a Tramp
  9. Bad News
  10. Hey Baby
  11. It's Bad for Me
  12. A Touch of the Blues
  13. Together
  14. Learnin' the Blues
  15. Don'cha Go 'Way Mad
  16. Sophisticated Lady
  17. Come Rain or Come Shine
  18. Goodbye

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosemary Clooney   Primary Artist
Percy Faith   Conductor,Leader
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Urbie Green   Trombone
Johnny Hodges   Reeds
Dick Hyman   Piano
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Ted Nash   Saxophone
Paul Smith   Piano
Aaron Bell   Bass
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Matty Matlock   Saxophone
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Jimmy Woode   Bass
George Van Eps   Guitar
Stan Freeman   Piano
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Mitch Miller   Leader
Buddy Cole   Leader
Russell Procope   Reeds
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Marty Berman   Saxophone
Roland Bundock   Bass
Harry Carney   Reeds
Frank Carroll   Bass
Gene Cipriano   Saxophone
Mahlon Clark   Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Frank Comstock   Conductor,Leader
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Richard Dickler   Viola
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Duke Ellington   Piano,Leader
Nick Fatool   Drums
Jimmy Hamilton   Reeds
Milt Holland   Drums
Francis Howard   Trombone
Harry Katzman   Violin
Jules Kinsler   Saxophone
Ray Leatherwood   Bass
Vito Mangano   Trumpet
Dick Nash   Trombone
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Gene Orloff   Violin
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
George Roberts   Trombone
John Sanders   Trombone
Julius Schachter   Violin
Terry Snyder   Bass,Drums
Jack Sperling   Drums
Phil Stephens   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Leader
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Charles Griffard   Trumpet
Melvin "Red" Solomon   Trumpet
Russell Banzer   Saxophone
Henry Beau   Saxophone
Sidney Brecher   Viola
Samuel Carmell   Viola
John d'Agostino   Trombone
John Fulton   Saxophone
Bernard Kaufman   Saxophone
Ben Mortell   Guitar
Eddie Brown   Saxophone
Joseph Lilley   Conductor
Raoul Sims   Cello
James Maxwell   Trumpet
Andrew Godlis   Trombone
William Schaefer   Trombone
Robert Fowler   Trumpet
Allan W. Thompson   Trombone
James Milozzo   Trumpet
Fred Stuice   Saxophone
J.H. Washburne   Tuba
Milton Weiser   Violin
Hymie Shertzer   Saxophone
Vincent Terri   Guitar

Technical Credits

Percy Faith   Arranger
Eubie Blake   Composer
Illinois Jacquet   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Mitch Miller   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Arranger,Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
D.W. George   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Arranger,Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Producer
Diana Krall   Author
Eddie Wilcox   Composer
Irwin Townsend   Producer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Delores Vicki Silvers   Composer

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