Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dedicated to Nelson Riddle
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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"girl singer rides again"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 11/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Concord Jazz presents an amazing piece of entertainment, arrangements used on this recording were originally created by Nelson Riddle for Rosie's classic mid '50s television series - "The Rosemary Clooney Show". Newly transcribed and adapted by John Oddo, Eddie Karam and David Berger, and rerecorded with the benefits of technology undreamed of in the 1950s, she restores to us 16 "lost" orchestrations by the master arranger of the '50s, the man whose music is as much a part of that decade as any singer or songwriter you can name - "DEDICATED TO NELSON".Rosie represents Nelson's vintage charts for the first time in a generation, nostalgic of a bygone era shared in a musical past with astute pleasure. Superb arrangements providing passages for instrumental solos, basic harmony with voicings, counter-melodies and Nelson's trademark rhythmic ostinatos. Clooney is in her element, surrounded by a top-notch-studio orchestra, articulation of the difficult melody line - "DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?", is nothing less than "pure interpretation" by Rosie...to perfection.Concord Jazz takes us back to those days of the successfully syndicated variety show in the 1956-57 television season - "THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY SHOW"...a pure pleasure, again!Total Time: 51:47 on 16 Tracks...Concord Jazz CCD-4685...(1996)"
Rosemary's fine, moving tribute to the great Nelson Riddle
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 03/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dedicated to Nelson is a sublime CD by the great Rosemary Clooney; she handles these ballad with ease and this impresses me. The sound quality is excellent and the artwork is very good, too.
The track set starts with Rosemary Clooney singing her heart out on "A Foggy Day;" she never misses a note and the arrangement stuns me with its beauty. Wow, how Rosemary had excellent diction! "A Foggy Day" is the perfect way to start this CD. Listen also for "We're In The Money;" Rosemary handles this oldie but goodie with panache and I could never tire of hearing Rosemary belt this one out! The arrangement uses the brass and drums to great advantage as well. "Limehouse Blues" is yet another stunning ballad that gets the royal treatment from Rosemary; she swings gently and this makes the melody very pretty. I predict that you will enjoy Rosemary Clooney singing "Limehouse Blues."
"I Got It Bad And That' Ain't Good" is a beautiful love song that shines like silver and gold when Rosemary sings this to perfection--and beyond! I hope Rosemary was proud of this--she should have been; it's THAT good. "The Continental" is another older number but it sounds new and fresh when Rosemary sings this; her voice never sounded better--her more mature voice is really wonderful to hear.
"As Time Goes By" gets a gentle, sophisticated treatment from Rosemary; the brass and piano carry the bulk of the musical arrangement very well. "As Time Goes By" is definitely one of my very favorite songs--ever; and Rosemary certainly does this tune great justice.
"Mangos" is a number I hadn't heard until I heard this album; Rosemary delivers "Mangos" with great strength and I think I won't forget this song anytime soon. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" features Rosemary front and center. Rosemary belts this out with all her might; she never sings a superfluous note and the band style arrangement complements her singing perfectly. The album closes with another highlight entitled "Come Rain Or Come Shine." Rosemary handles this last ballad with heart and soul; this is one of the best versions of "Come Rain Or Come Shine" I've ever heard.
This CD is absolutely a must have for Rosemary Clooney fans; and people who appreciate classic pop vocals will cherish this album for years to come.
A Treasured CD of Timless Classics by a Timeless Artist
Tony F. Onorad | Hayward, CA United States | 07/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dedication to one of the grand masters, Nelson Riddle, by one of the most talented interpreters of song is a must buy! Rosie is in top form on this CD, from lush ballads to swingin' arrangements.An A+++!"