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Rosemary Clooney

She was the daughter of Andrew and Frances Clooney and grew up in Maysville, Kentucky, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used to sing in her grandfather's mayoral election campaigns, which he won three times. She made her singing debut on Cincinnati radio station WLW in 1941 at 13. On WLW she worked with band leader Barney Rapp, who had also worked with Doris Day and Andy Williams at the same station. She attended high school at Our Lady of Mercy in Cincinnati. In 1946 she appeared with her sister in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the Steel Pier with Tony Pastor's band. In 1949 she went solo and later appeared in White Christmas (1954), co-starring opposite Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Her first big hit was "Come On A My House" in 1951. She married Jose Ferrer in the 1950s and they had five children between 1955 and 1960. Her marriage to Ferrer was a tempestuous one and she had a nervous breakdown in 1968, but went on to resume her career in 1976. Her life was dramatized in a 1982 made-for-television form, which starred Clint Eastwood's then-girlfriend Sondra Locke.

Her son Gabriel is married to singer Debby Boone, daughter of 1950s pop singer Pat Boone. Her brother, Nick Clooney, is an ABC news anchor in Cincinnatti, and her nephew George Clooney has developed into one of the biggest movie stars of the 21st century. In 1968 she was standing in the Ambassdor Hotel in Los Angeles with Roosevelt Grier when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in the hotel kitchen after she had participated in his campaign rally. Her top hits include "Hey There" in 1954, "Tenderly", "This Ole House" and "Half As Much" in 1952.


Songbooks and Collections

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Rosemary Clooney : The Best of Rosemary Clooney : Solo : Songbook : 073999363234 : 0634063286 : 00306538

Rosemary Clooney : The Best of Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers "Botch-a-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina)" (a cover version of the Italian song Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina by Alberto Rabagliati), "Mambo Italiano", and "This Ole House", songs which tended to obscure her talents as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1974, when Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. From the late 1970s until her death in 2002, she recorded a series of albums for the Concord Jazz, record label with small ensembles which were warmly received by audiences and critics alike. 21 classic standards from one of the most popular vocalists of all time.

Songlist: Ask Me Again, Botch-A-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina), Come On-A My House, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, Do You Miss New York?, Everything Happens To Me, Half As Much, Hey There, I Can't Get Started With You, I Want To Be A Sideman, Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me, Mambo Italiano, Mangos, Sentimental Journey, Sisters, Sweet Kentucky Ham, Tenderly, This Old House, Time Flies, When October Goes, White Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | 5309b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Rosemary Clooney : Girl Singer - Songs from the Classic Television Series : Solo : DVD : 013431701897 : COJ7018DVD

Rosemary Clooney : Girl Singer - Songs from the Classic Television Series

Rosemary Clooney's career began in 1945, singing duets with her sister Betty for WLW Radio in Cincinnati. In 1947, they joined the Pastor band as "The Clooney Sisters," making their debut at The Steel Pier in Atlantic City. Two years later, Rosemary signed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records. Clooney recorded her first single, "Come On-a My House," in 1951. It was an immediate and enormous success and catapulted Rosemary to stardom. Her horizons soon expanded to include motion pictures, including the classic "White Christmas" in 1954. In 1956-1957 "The Rosemary Clooney Show" joined CBS television's weekly variety show lineup. Clooney also gave birth to five children, Miguel, Maria, Gabriel, Monsita, and Rafael, between February 1955 and March 1960. This program includes a compilation of 19 musical performances by Rosemary from her 1950's television program, The Rosemary Clooney Show including My Blue Heaven and Mambo Italiano.

Songlist: Tenderly, Botch-A-Me, Mambo Italiano, Moonlight In Vermont, My Blue Heaven , How About You, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, There Will Never Be Another You, Lullaby Of Broadway , I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me, A Foggy Day (In London Town), You Make Me Feel So Young, Chicago, That Toddlin' Town , Dream, Just You, Just Me, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), Too Marvelous For Words, This Ole House, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Taking A Chance On Love, Blues In The Night , Come On / A My House , Hey There , Up A Lazy River, I'll Be Seeing You , Haven't Got A Worry

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Voicing: Solo | 5867dvd | DVD | $19.95


Individual Folios

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Mambo Italiano : SATB : Alan Billingsley : Bob Merrill : Rosemary Clooney : DVD : 08202335 : 884088309442

Alan Billingsley : Mambo Italiano

Here is an irresistible choral setting of Rosemary Clooney's famous hit from 1955 that will be tons of fun to perform! A delightful concert change of pace! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, barsx, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Composer: Bob Merrill Performed By: Rosemary Clooney

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202335


Mambo Italiano : SAB : Alan Billingsley : Bob Merrill : Rosemary Clooney : Sheet Music : 08202336 : 884088309459

Alan Billingsley : Mambo Italiano

Here is an irresistible choral setting of Rosemary Clooney's famous hit from 1955 that will be tons of fun to perform! A delightful concert change of pace! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, barsx, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Composer: Bob Merrill Performed By: Rosemary Clooney

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202336 | Showtrax CD Available


Mambo Italiano : SSA : Alan Billingsley : Bob Merrill : Rosemary Clooney : Sheet Music : 08202337 : 884088309466

Alan Billingsley : Mambo Italiano

Here is an irresistible choral setting of Rosemary Clooney's famous hit from 1955 that will be tons of fun to perform! A delightful concert change of pace! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, barsx, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Composer: Bob Merrill Performed By: Rosemary Clooney

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202337 | Showtrax CD Available


Mambo Italiano : SAB : Jill Gallina : Bob Merrill : Rosemary Clooney : Sheet Music : 35028581 : 884088676834

Jill Gallina : Mambo Italiano

From Rosemary Clooney to Lady Gaga, and countless television and movie appearances in between, this hit single continues to entertain with this new choral arrangement. Upbeat, rhythmic, and pure fun, this is a perfect novelty number for any performance.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: Bob Merrill Performed By: Rosemary Clooney

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028581


Mambo Italiano : 2-Part : Jill Gallina : Bob Merrill : Rosemary Clooney : Sheet Music : 35028582 : 884088676841

Jill Gallina : Mambo Italiano

From Rosemary Clooney to Lady Gaga, and countless television and movie appearances in between, this hit single continues to entertain with this new choral arrangement. Upbeat, rhythmic, and pure fun, this is a perfect novelty number for any performance.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: Bob Merrill Performed By: Rosemary Clooney

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028582

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