|Rosemary Clooney Sings the Lyrics of Ira Gershwin|
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Rosemary Clooney Sings the Lyrics of Ira Gershwin is a 1979 album by Rosemary Clooney, of songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. 
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at 33 1⁄3 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.
Rosemary Clooney 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.
Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.
All lyrics by Ira Gershwin, all music by George Gershwin, other composers noted.
George Jacob Gershwin was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris, the songs Swanee (1919) and Fascinating Rhythm (1924), the jazz standard I Got Rhythm (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which spawned the hit Summertime.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.
Scott Hamilton is an American jazz tenor saxophonist associated with swing and mainstream jazz.
The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s. The tenor and the alto are the two most commonly used saxophones. The tenor is pitched in the key of B♭ (while the Alto is pitched in the key of E♭), and written as a transposing instrument in the treble clef, sounding an octave and a major second lower than the written pitch. Modern tenor saxophones which have a high F♯ key have a range from A♭2 to E5 (concert) and are therefore pitched one octave below the soprano saxophone. People who play the tenor saxophone are known as "tenor saxophonists", "tenor sax players", or "saxophonists".
Nice Work If You Can Get It is a 1983 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and André Previn, with accompaniment from the double bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book is a box set by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald that contains songs by George and Ira Gershwin with arrangements by Nelson Riddle. Fifty-nine songs were recorded in the span of eight months in 1959.
Jeff Hamilton is an American jazz drummer who is co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
"Isn't It a Pity?" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, written for the unsuccessful 1933 musical Pardon My English. It was introduced by George Givot and Josephine Huston.
"Strike Up the Band" is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin with the collaboration of Millie Raush. It was written for the 1927 musical Strike Up the Band, where it formed part of a satire on war and militaristic music. Although the musical was not successful, the instrumental version of the song, titled the "March from Strike Up the Band", has become quite well known. The song was also used in the Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney 1940 film Strike Up the Band.
Sentimental Journey: The Girl Singer and Her New Big Band is a 2001 album by Rosemary Clooney. This was Clooney's last studio recording.
Singer Rosemary Clooney is known for many songs, including "Come On-a My House", "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House". This is a partial discography.
Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Cole Porter is a 1982 album by Rosemary Clooney, of songs by Cole Porter.
Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Irving Berlin is a 1984 album by Rosemary Clooney, of songs composed by Irving Berlin and released on Concord Jazz label.
Everything's Coming Up Rosie is a 1977 studio album by the American jazz singer Rosemary Clooney. It was the first solo album that Clooney released on Concord Records, and Clooney saw it as her marking her return to recording since her nervous breakdown in 1968, precipitated by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The title is a reference to the 1959 song "Everything's Coming up Roses". Clooney would record a further twenty five albums for Concord, with her last being released a year before her death in 2002.
Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Jimmy Van Heusen is a 1986 album by Rosemary Clooney, of songs composed by Jimmy Van Heusen.
Show Tunes is a 1989 album by Rosemary Clooney, of show tunes.
Rosemary Clooney Sings Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein is a 1990 album by Rosemary Clooney, of songs composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and Oscar Hammerstein II.
At Long Last is a 1998 studio album by Rosemary Clooney, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra.
Thanks for Nothing is a 1964 studio album by American jazz singer Rosemary Clooney.
Rosie Swings Softly is a 1960 studio album by Rosemary Clooney, recorded originally by MGM Records.
Pure Gershwin is a 1987 album by American vocalist Michael Feinstein of songs composed by George Gershwin. This was Feinstein's debut studio recording.
Nice Work If You Can Get It: Songs by the Gershwins is a 1996 album by American vocalist Michael Feinstein of songs composed by George Gershwin. It was Feinstein's second album of Gershwin's music, following Pure Gershwin (1987) and preceding Michael & George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin (1998).
The Last Concert is a live album by Rosemary Clooney, released through Concord Jazz in November 2002.
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