Friday, October 18, 2013

Shot Gun Boogie

 Rosemary Clooney

Shot Gun Boogie

Columbia Records

Tennessee Ernie Ford cover recorded in New York, January 27,1951 :   Rosemary Clooney: Vocal; Mitch Miller: Leader; Mundell Lowe: Guitar; Robert Haggart: Bass; Terry Snyder: Drums; Buddy Weed: Piano; Budd Johnson: Trumpet

Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002).   Born in Maysville, Kentucky. Along with her sister Betty and brother Nick, Clooney was shuttled between her alcoholic father and her mother who traveled constantly.   Eventually, the two daughters moved to Cincinnati when Rosemary was 13.  After collecting soda bottles for money to survive, the two sisters successfully auditioned for a spot on Cincinnati's WLW Radio in 1945.   Clooney's record, "Come On-a-My House," became a big hit in 1951. It also started her career as a star and headliner.

Mighty Ernie holding the Capitol Tower in Hollywood

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