Rosie Solves the Swingin' Riddle!

Rosie Solves the Swingin' Riddle!

by Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
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Although Rosemary Clooney worked with Nelson Riddle nearly every week for her '50s radio show, they were together for full LPs much less often -- only this record from 1961 and a 1963 follow-up titled Love. The pair made the most of their first collaboration, devising a program of 12 standards that combined Riddle's pugnacious yet intricate arrangements with Clooney's warm, grand vocals to create a swing record with feeling. Riddle's orchestra roars through his breakneck arrangements for "April in Paris" and "Cabin in the Sky," but Clooney weathers the storm with an elegance that borders on the untroubled. Vocalist fits together with orchestra like hand in glove, since nearly all of the musicians were veterans of her show. [A Bluebird reissue from 2004 added two bonus tracks, "Without Love" and "The Wonderful Season of Love" (the latter was the theme from Return to Peyton Place, directed by her husband, José Ferrer).]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/1997
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923799122
catalogNumber: 7991

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosemary Clooney   Primary Artist,Vocals
Buddy Collette   Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Abe Most   Saxophone
Bob Bain   Guitar
Victor Arno   Violin
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Joe Comfort   Bass
Harold Dicterow   Violin
Alvin Dinkin   Viola
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Frank Flynn   Drums
Jacques Gasselin   Violin
James Getzoff   Violin
Hendrickson   Guitar
Kathyrine Julye   Harp
Harry Klee   Saxophone
Joe Koch   Saxophone
Dan Lube   Violin
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
George Neikrug   Cello
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Erno Neufeld   Violin
George Roberts   Trombone
Paul Robyn   Viola
Wilbur Schwartz   Saxophone
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Alex Beller   Violin
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Victor Bay   Violin
Murray Kellner   Violin
Richard L. Noel   Trombone
Barbara Simons   Viola
Joseph Livoti   Violin
Carroll Lewis   Trumpet
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
James Arkatov   Cello

Technical Credits

Roger Graham   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Liner Notes,Orchestral Arrangements
Spencer Williams   Composer
Jules Cassard   Composer
Dudley Mecum   Composer
Henry Brunies   Composer
Jordi Pujol   Producer
Dave Peyton   Composer

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