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Rosie Solves the Swinging Riddle

6 Jun. 2004 | Format: MP3

£4.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 Jun. 2004
  • Release Date: 6 Jun. 2004
  • Label: RCA Bluebird
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  • Total Length: 36:53
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  • ASIN: B001GTQN78
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,127 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 9 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my favorite Rosie albums, which gained her a lot of credibility at a time when she needed it to shake off the image of novelty pop singer. The title may suggest a set of high-energy uptempo songs and the first song, a foot-stomping version of Get me to the church on time, fits that bill exactly. However, what you actually get is a nice mix of tempos, with plenty of ballads, although even they swing. You would certainly be able to dance to this album if you wish.
The songs are well-chosen and suit Rosie well. Some of them are reasonably well known, but none of them have been over-recorded. It is incredible to think that Shine on harvest moon was written in 1909, and was therefore half a century old even when Rosie recorded this album. It stands the test of time well, and still sounds great now.
Perhaps the best known songs here are I get along without you very well and April in Paris, but every song here is a real gem. Rosie and Nelson were both in top form when they recorded this album.
This is a very different album from Love, a very smoochy colloection of torch songs recorded at around the same time, but released a couple of years later (also available from Amazon.com). Between them, they show just how versatile Rosemary was.
My copy of this album is the original CD release. This new edition has been re-mastered so it should sound even better. Furthermore, two extra tracks have been added.
This is a brilliant collection by a lady who continued to make great music until the end of her life. She will be sadly missed, but her music will live forever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJA Kiefte on 22 Aug. 2008
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As a Johnny-come-lately I can only agree with the other reviewer that these recordings are all gems, the felicitous offspring of Rosie's musical wedding with Nelson Riddle. As I understand both also longed for a relationship outside the confines of the recording studios, but fullfliment of this desire was obviously thwarted by the stricter morals of the early sixties (both were married with children). Fortunately this unfulfilled longing had no detrimental effects on the quality of the recordings, which is outstanding.
Riddles orchestrations are tasteful, snappy and extremely well played, giving Rosie every chance to shine. The famous Riddle trade marks are all there; the typical bass trombone parts, Cappy Lewis's harmon-muted trumpet obligatos, the effective use of congas, the heavy on-the-beat accents in the instrumental breaks, Plas Johnson's tenor sax and that inimitable drumming of Alvin Stoller.
Best track in my opinion is "By Myself", a fairly unknown song, sung with complete sincerity. Even a textually rather awkward affair as bonus track "Without Love" (feminists would most certainly find it crassly obnoxious) is made halfway believable and bearable. It is a sure sign of abundant talent on the part of both Riddle and Rosie that they succeed in making inanities of this kind musically palatable.
It's a pity that there are just 14 tracks which last little over half an hour, but we have to be thankful for small mercies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 21 Aug. 2002
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This is one of my favorite Rosie albums, and gained her a lot of credibility, at a time when she needed it (to shake off the image of novelty pop singer). The title may suggest a set of high-energy uptempo songs, and the first song, a foot-stomping version of Get me to the church on time, fits that bill exactly. However, what you actually get is a nice mix of tempos, with plenty of ballads, although even they swing. You would certainly be able to dance to this album, if you wish.
The songs are well-chosen and suit Rosie well. Some of them are reasonably well known, but none of them have been over-recorded. It is incredible to think that Shine on harvest moon was written in 1909, and was therefore half a century old even when Rosie recorded this album. It stands the test of time well, and still sounds great now.
Perhaps the best known songs here are I get along without you very well and April in Paris, but every song here is a real gem. Rosie and Nelson were both in top form when they recorded this album.
This is a very different album from Love, a very smoochy colloection of torch songs recorded at around the same time, but released a couple of years later. Between them, they show just how versatile Rosemary was.
This is a brilliant collection by a lady who continued to make great music until the end of her life. She will be sadly missed, but her music will live forever.
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By Mr. J. W. Harrison on 11 Jan. 2015
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love it
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