Rosemary Clooney Making Whoopee: Love Songs of Rosemary Clooney

Making Whoopee: Love Songs of Rosemary Clooney
10% OFF
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown

Save for Later
Format: CD
Item:  BMGS 140624
on most orders of $75
Brand New
Sorry, this product isn't currently available.
Enter your email address, we'll let you know when it's back in stock:

Related products:

Products with a similar style:

Customers who purchased this item also bought these:

CD Details

  • Released: May 24, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: BMG Special Product


  • 1.Makin' Whoopee
  • 2.Bye Bye Blackbird
  • 3.Something's Gotta Give
  • 4.April In Paris
  • 5.I Only Have Eyes For You
  • 6.Anytime
  • 7.You Do Something To Me
  • 8.Hooray For Love
  • 9.Too Marvelous For Words
  • 10.Get Me To The Church On Time

Product Description:

The phrase "love songs," when featured in the title of a compilation album, usually connotes a collection of romantic ballads. So, it should be noted that when it comes to SMG's budget retrospective Making Whoopee: The Love Songs of Rosemary Clooney, the main part of the title actually rules. Of course, all ten of the tracks (at a running time under 24 minutes) are love songs, as are most popular songs. But this album is about making whoopee, not love (even if that might seem a semantic distinction), in the sense that the material consists entirely of rhythm numbers. SMG is an imprint of Sony BMG, the conglomerate that controls the catalogs of Columbia Records, for which Clooney recorded in the '50s, and RCA Victor, for which she recorded in the '60s, and these tracks come out of those vaults. Tunes like "Bye Bye Blackbird" (which isn't much of a love song, come to think of it) and "Hooray for Love" are usually done in uptempo arrangements, but even songs that tend to be presented in ballad style, like "April in Paris" and "I Only Have Eyes for You," are treated as barnburners here; in fact, "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "You Do Something to Me" are given syncopated Latin treatments. Clooney, of course, swims through all of this with no trouble at all, hitting the beats when she needs to. Just don't buy this one for an intimate Valentine's Day dinner, unless you expect to do some exotic dancing before dessert. ~ William Ruhlmann

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Rosemary Clooney

Product Info:

  • UPC: 755174062421
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item