Rosemary Clooney

White Christmas

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Although Rosemary Clooney had a major part in the famous film White Christmas back in 1954, this was her first full Christmas album and it was a big seller when it was released late in 1996. From the jazz standpoint, there is not much here, as Clooney is accompanied by a huge orchestra conducted and mostly arranged by Peter Matz. Although there are a few brief solos from altoist Gary Foster, tenor saxophonist Dan Higgins, trombonist Chauncey Welsch and trumpeter Warren Luening, the music is essentially nostalgic middle-of-the-road pop with Clooney joined on several numbers by the Earl Brown Singers (who also take brief a cappella versions of some veteran Christmas tunes); one tune apiece features appearances by Michael Feinstein and Rosemary's brother Nick Clooney. But jazz content aside, Rosemary Clooney is in good voice, and the heartfelt emotions that she expresses on these Yuletide favorites communicate quite well.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:50 Spotify
2 3:10
3 0:42 Spotify
4 3:31 Spotify
5 2:20 Spotify
6 3:31 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:29 Spotify
8 0:50 Spotify
9 2:46 Spotify
10 3:10 Spotify
11 3:51 Spotify
12 1:02 Spotify
13 4:32 Spotify
14 2:39 Spotify
15 3:24 Spotify
16 0:58 Spotify
17 2:44 Spotify
18 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
19 1:19 Spotify
20 2:14 Spotify
21
feat: Nick Clooney
1:25 Spotify
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