Personnel includes: Rosemary Clooney (vocals); Nelson Riddle (conductor, arranger); Abe Most, Wilbur Schwartz, Buddy Collette, Plas Johnson, Joe Koch (saxophone); Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Carroll Lewis, Clarence Sherock (trumpet); Tommy Pederson, Tom Shephard, George Roberts (trombone); William Miller (piano): Al Hendrickson (guitar); Joe Comfort (bass); Frank Flynn, Alvin Stoller (drums).
Producer: Dick Pierce.
Reissue producer: Barry Feldman.
Recorded at RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, California on May 25 & 27 and June 2, 1960. Originally released on RCA (2265). Includes liner notes by James Gavin and Nelson Riddle.
Personnel: Rosemary Clooney (vocals); Rosemary Clooney; Bob Bain (guitar); Joe Koch, Harry Klee, Wilbur Schwartz (saxophone); Carroll Lewis, Pete Candoli, Pete Condoli (trumpet); Richard L. Noel (trombone); Joe Comfort (bass guitar); Frank Emilio Flynn, Frank Lynn (drums); Al Hendrickson (guitar); Abe Most, Plas Johnson (saxophone); Don Fagerquist (trumpet); George Roberts , Tommy Pederson (trombone); Bill Miller (piano); Alvin Stoller (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Peter Cho.
Liner Note Authors: Peter Levinson; Peter Levinson.
Recording information: RCA (05/25/1960-06/02/1960); Victor Studio 1, Hollywood, CA (05/25/1960-06/02/1960).
Arranger: Nelson Riddle.
Without doubt, vocalist Rosemary Clooney was one of the best interpreters of the Great American Songbook. On this 1960 meeting with legendary bandleader and arranger Nelson Riddle, Clooney is heard in fine form. Recorded during a period when she and Riddle were entangled in a steamy extramarital affair, this album is predictably quite romantic and carefree. Clooney later confessed that this was one of the most inspired periods of her life, due to her personal relationship with Riddle. Many standards are heard on this release, including an assertive "I Get Along Without You Very Well," an upbeat "April in Paris," and a swinging "Some of These Days." The little-known songs "Shine on Harvest Moon" and "Angry" round out this set of otherwise familiar Broadway tunes quite well. Riddle's orchestra swings hard on all 14 tracks, and a real simpatico is created between Clooney and the accompanying musicians.