Rosemary Clooney's "Best of the Concord Years"

Special 2-CD Collection Features
32 Classic
Clooney Tracks

All the tracks have been previously released on Concord Records.

This lovely 2-CD set, showcases Rosie at her very best.

The CD packaging includes comments from
Nick Clooney and
Gabriel Ferrer


"Rosemary's intent when she matured as a singer was always the same. To bring honesty to every audience the most important poetry American popular music had to offer in her lifetime. She would present it with no excess baggage. Not an extra note, not a superfluous gesture, not a hint of histrionics." Nick Clooney

"Mama used to say that she was glad that she ended up a singer rather than an actor. She justified this by explaining that an actor needs other people to do their job: directors, sets, props, costumes, a theater, even other actors. As a "singer," she said, "I can just tuck my songs under my arm and go sing them anywhere."
Gabriel Ferrer


Rosemary Clooney joined the Concord Records family in 1977. For the next 25-years, she would embark on what became the most critically acclaimed and, with nearly 25 recordings, one of the most prolific periods of her career. On October 7, Concord Records is delighted to present The Best of the Concord Years, a very special 2-CD collection that features some of this legendary singer's most memorable and popular recordings from nearly 25-years.

Rosemary Clooney's intimate way with a lyric, her relaxed, conversational phrasing and her distinctive voice made her one of the best friends a song could have. The Best of the Concord Years showcases the Girl Singer's talents at their very best, from her triumphant comeback album in 1977 (Everything's Coming Up Rosie) to her final recording in November 2001 (The Last Concert).

Many of the classic tunes featured on the 2-CD collection are taken from Rosemary's American songbook tributes to Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Irving Berlin, including "I've Got A Crush On You," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "Stormy Weather," and "Cheek to Cheek." Other Clooney signature tracks included on the CD are "Mambo Italiano," "Sentimental Journey," and "White Christmas," which was also released on "Rosemary Clooney's White Christmas," her very first #1 album.

Of Clooney's time on Concord Records, long-time manager and friend Allen Sviridoff says, "Concord afforded her the opportunity to determine her own musical destiny, to use the best players and to select the best music. Not only was there enormous joy in making the records, but the records became an important window into exactly 'who' Rosemary Clooney was&ldots;we always chose themes and songs that would reveal more of Rosemary's personality and more of her life."

Concord Records president, Glen Barros, adds: "Rosemary will always be in our memories, and, through her amazing body of work, she'll always be part of the Concord family. It is thus with great love and affection that we release The Best of the Concord Years. We hope that it will touch fans and music lovers the way that Rosemary touched us all."


Disc One:

  • Hey There

  • I've Got a Crush On You
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Lover Man
  • I Cover The Waterfront
  • How Long Has This Benn Going On?
  • Meditation
  • Will You Still Be Mine?
  • Just One Of Those Things
  • Stormy Weather
  • I'm Beginning To See The Light
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • I Thought About You
  • Something's Got To Give


Disc Two:

  • I Wish I Were In Love Again

  • People Will Say We're In Love
  • Sentimental Journey
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right
  • Nice 'N' easy
  • Do You Miss New York?
  • As Long As I Live
  • Let's Get Away From It All
  • The Coffee Song
  • Mambo Italiano
  • A Foggy Day
  • Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
  • Old Devil Moon
  • Brazil
  • I'm The Big Band Singer
  • God Bless America
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • White Christmas