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Week of April 17, 2013
Rosemary Clooney Dead at 74

Rosemary Clooney - The Rules of the Road

Thanks for Nothing was Rosemary Clooney‘s only album recorded for Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records and the last full-length lp she recorded until 1977. Arguably considered the last of her great albums, this 1964 work was arranged by Bob Thompson (Duane Eddy, Van Dyke Parks, Phil Ochs) and doesn’t pull a lot of punches lyrically.

The stresses of her personal life at the time are said to be audible on many of the tracks. Her masterful delivery on the brilliant Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh song “The Rules of the Road” just one clear example. Our favorite characters might miss a bend in the road or two but will keep on driving. That’s how it goes, you live and you learn the rules of the road.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Master Controlled by Warner Music Group

Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (Cy Coleman) / Contact: Damon Booth – Administered by BMG Chrysalis. Contact /

Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc. /


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