Rosemary Clooney and Marian McPartland

Jun 5, 2018

The legendary Rosemary Clooney (1928 – 2002) sang with a simplicity and honesty that became her trademark. As one of the great interpreters of popular song, she demonstrated her understanding of lyrics through her sure and steady vocal delivery. Clooney first rose to fame in the 1950’s with the overnight success of “Come on-a My House.” In this 1992 Piano Jazz session, McPartland and Clooney talk about her legacy as a jazz artist and the second phase of her career. “I just think you're better than ever,” McPartland remarks.

Full episode: https://www.npr.org/2010/05/28/127238498/rosemary-clooney-on-piano-jazz

On NPR: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97743054