A good singer
Posted by Larry Jordan on December 18, 2014, 1:15 pm
We've been talking about vocalists from the past who had good voices and could actually SING as opposed to today's fakers who have to rely on "Auto Tune" to bring their off-key singing on pitch, and who then cheat their audiences by charging a fortune to see them in concert, only to mime the music! |
Well, one singer whom I admire greatly is Rosemary Clooney, actor George Clooney's aunt. As you may know, I recently produced a new CD on her called "Rosemary Clooney: Rare & Unreleased" that you can find online.
But last year I produced a CD called "Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney: The New Recordings" and it is a beautiful collection of previously unreleased tracks which we overdubbed.
One song in particular demonstrates Rosey's incredible vocal abilities. I'd like for you to hear it in its entirety. The original was only a mono recording, but we transformed it into stereo with my musicians. If you've never heard one of my overdubs before, this is a good example. I hope you like it.
This can be found at: www.good-music.biz/bing.html (It would make a nice Christmas present to yourself or someone you care about. Hint hint.)
BTW, that is Arne Benoni playing electric guitar with my orchestra.
Click the link below to hear "Half As Much" -- a big Rosemary Clooney hit, but this time with new orchestration and in stereo!
Link: "Half As Much"