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Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Rosemary Clooney's renaissance on Concord continues with Sentimental Journey, her 20th-plus disc for the label. This set of standards and two new set pieces recalls her pre-"Come-On a My House" days while asserting her ong... more »
Rosemary Clooney's renaissance on Concord continues with Sentimental Journey, her 20th-plus disc for the label. This set of standards and two new set pieces recalls her pre-"Come-On a My House" days while asserting her ongoing strength at 73. Clooney moves from various shades of romance ("That Old Black Magic," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe") to a display of comic timing ("Ya Got Class") that suggests she could've developed a second career on the "legitimate" stage. Supple solos by Matt Cowan (tenor sax) and bandleader Matt Catingub (alto) bring further depth to the likes of "And the Angels Sing" and "You Belong to Me." The single most affecting track, though, is an "I'll Be Around" that finds Clooney accompanied by Catingub's solo piano--a finer tribute to Frank Sinatra, who defined the song on In the Wee Small Hours, than the two stolid odes to him and the craft. --Rickey Wright
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ROSIE WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED
Kim K. | Bayonne, New Jersey | 07/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like all other Rosemary Clooney fans, I was deeply saddened over the weekend when I put the radio on & one of the headline news stories mentioned her passing after a battle with lung cancer. I feel as if I've lost a good friend & now I find myself pulling out just about all of her albums(due in part to the fact that there is no longer any NY radio station that plays American Popular Standards). Hopefully sometime in the near future we will see more collections(especially boxed sets)of even more of Rosie's wonderful music. Let's not forget come Christmas time to watch the classic film White Christmas-it will have even more meaning this year. Rest In Peace, old friend, I am sure you are having a blast up there with your sister Betty, as well as dear friends like Bing, Frank, Dean, Perry & many others of their ilk. Heaven must have one helluva chorus, especially with the addition of latest member, Rosemary Clooney. This music MUST be collected & preserved, so whether you've been a fan for many years or just discovering Rosie's music, at least you can take heart in knowing there is a huge treasure trove of music to choose from. Very highly recommended!"
And what a great journey it is
Anna M. Allred | Talbott, TN USA | 07/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is yet another outstanding CD by the great Rosemary Clooney! Her voice, smooth as silk, takes us on a journey back in time to the world of big bands and girl singers. Among the best tracks on this collection are AND THE ANGELS SING, HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED JOE, and, of course, the title track. Her talent is amazing and I certainly miss her!
This is a must for any Rosemary Clooney fan!"
We miss you dear Rosie!
B. J. Lane | Levittown, PA United States | 08/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like so many of her fans, the passing of this legendary vocalist hit me very hard. I was listening to the bulk of this CD at work and realized what a great talent Rosie truly was. In this Grammy-nominated effort, she demonstrated her magnificent way with a lyric, and the song selection (backed by Matt Catingub's solid Big Kahuna band) was first-rate. Loved the duet with Matt on "Ya Got Class!!!"Ms. Clooney knew the intent of a song and was musically true to each composer's work, in her own fashion. Sadly, there aren't many of the great interpreters of classic pop singing - Tony Bennett, Steve and Eydie, Robert Goulet, and so on - left."