1995 Rosemary Clooney – Demi-Centennial

Demi-Centennialis a 1995 album by American jazz singer Rosemary Clooney.

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song “Come On-a My House”, which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There” and “This Ole House”. She also had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney’s career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002.

Tracks

1  Danny Boy (Frederick Weatherly) 3:04
2  The Coffee Song (With Cathi Campo) (Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles) 2:44
3  I’m Confessin’ (Doc Daugherty, Al Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) 4:28
4  I Left My Heart In San Francisco (George Cory, Douglass Cross) 3:47
5  Old Friends (Stephen Sondheim) 4:56
6  White Christmas (Irving Berlin) 3:13
7  There Will Never Be Another You (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) 3:21
8  Falling In Love Again (Frederick Hollander, Sammy Lerner) 2:32
9  Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) 3:37
10  How Will I Remember You (Walter Gross, Carl Sigman) 4:13
11  Mambo Italiano (Bob Merrill) 2:32
12  The Promise (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) 4:06
13  Heart’s Desire (Alan Broadbent, Dave Frishberg) 4:03
14  We’ll Meet Again (Ross Parker, Hughie Charles) 4:12
15  Time Flies (Jimmy Webb) 3:34
16  Dear Departed Past (Dave Frishberg) 6:25

Media

Musicians

BassChuck Berghofer
BassTom Warrington
DrumsGregg Field
DrumsSteve Houghton
GuitarTim May
PianoJohn Oddo
PianoTom Ranier
FlugelhornWarren Luening
HornSteve Becknell
ReedsDon Ashworth
ReedsRon Jannelli
ReedsVince Trombetta
SaxGary Foster
SaxDan Higgins
TromboneChauncey Welsch
TromboneBill Elton
TromboneFred Simmons
TrumpetRick Baptiste
TrumpetWayne Bergeron
TrumpetGeorge Graham
TrumpetWarren Luening
TrumpetLarry McGuire
PercussionJoe Porcaro
Background VocalsEarl Brown
VocalsRosemary Clooney

Other Musicians

Harp – Marcia Dickstein
Viola – Keith Green, Roland Kato, Renita Kaven, Victoria Miskolczy
Violin – Richard Altenbach, Darius Campo, Ronald Folsom, Endre Granat, Yi Hu, Dimitrie Leivichi, Yoko Matsuda, Bob Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Mari Tsumura, Jennifer Woodward

Liner Notes

Producer – Carl Jefferson
Director – John Oddo
Engineer – Phil Edwards