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Rosie Solves the Swinging Riddle (Remastered)


Download links and information about Rosie Solves the Swinging Riddle (Remastered) by Rosemary Clooney. This album was released in 1961 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 36:53 minutes.

Artist: Rosemary Clooney
Release date: 1961
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 14
Duration: 36:53
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No. Title Length
1. Get Me to the Church on Time (featuring Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra) 2:11
2. Angry (featuring Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra) 2:25
3. I Get Along Without You Very Well 2:43
4. How Am I to Know? (featuring Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra) 2:51
5. You Took Advantage of Me 2:59
6. April In Paris 2:40
7. I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me) 2:54
8. Some of These Days 2:16
9. By Myself 2:29
10. Shine On Harvest Moon (featuring Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra) 2:19
11. Cabin In the Sky (featuring Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra) 2:35
12. Limehouse Blues 2:17
13. Without Love 3:02
14. Theme from "Return to Peyton Place" (The Wonderful Season of Love) 3:12



Vocalist Rosemary Clooney again teams up with arranger Nelson Riddle on this 1960 release. Although they had worked on Clooney's radio show a decade earlier, Rosie Solves the Swinging Riddle! (1960) is only one of two full-length studio outings the pair embarked upon. As the singer would later disclose, she and Riddle were dancing to a tune of their own, and their affair ultimately dissolved both marriages. All the more interesting are Riddle's comments on the back of the LP jacket that in part proclaim "Rosie and I are not exactly strangers" and the postscript that reads "Rosie, you are not the first to solve wife and kids did it years ago!" That said, in the early '90s Clooney revealed that Riddle remained "the love of [her] life." Their respective affections definitely rubbed off within these grooves and the results are uniformly excellent on the dozen strong interpretations of familiar pop standards gleaned from the songbooks of Lerner & Loewe ("Get Me to the Church On Time"), Rodgers & Hart ("You Took Advantage of Me"), Hoagy Carmichael ("I Get Along Without You Very Well"), and others. The Vernon Duke co-compositions "April in Paris" and "Cabin in the Sky" are exemplary examples of the dynamic duo at its peak. Both are driven at a pulse-quickening tempo, as is the spirited "I Ain't Got Nobody," which is earmarked by Riddle's compact horn score and Clooney's freewheeling lead. In 2004 the title was reissued in Bluebird Jazz's First Editions series and the contents were extended with the 1961 non-LP Clooney/Riddle single coupling Cole Porter's "Without Love" b/w "The Wonderful Season of Love (Theme from Return to Peyton Place)." The latter was ironically derived from a motion picture directed by Clooney's then-hubby, José Ferrer. Within the 16 pages of liner notes is an essay penned by Riddle biographer Peter J. Levinson, and the text surrounds a handful of rarely published snapshots taken during the creation of the long-player.