Title - 'Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook'
Artist - Bette Midler
Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook is not just a tribute to the song stylings of Rosemary Clooney, but to the albums of her era. Notice the retro look of the cover? The title? Also, the album's length is also deliberately short to approximate the listening experience of the albums of yesteryear. And they rarely contained more than 10 or 12 numbers, most of which were around 3 minutes duration. I'd also suggest that if you added more novelty numbers like "Sisters" (duet with Linda Ronstadt) and "Mambo Italiano" the album would seem overly frivolous, while if you added more ballads it would seem heavier. And the light, bright, breezy pace of this offering is a good part of its appeal. Besides, the number one rule of showbiz is "leave 'em wanting more!" .