1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Sisters recorded by Rosemary Clooney and Betty Clooney with Paul Westin and his Orchestra
introduced Written by Irving Berlin Introduced October 9, 1954, on Columbia records #40305
In addition to her well known solo hits Come On-A My House, Tenderly, Half As Much, Hey There, and This Ole House Rosemary Clooney recorded duets You’re Just In Love with Guy Mitchell and Too Old to Cut the Mustard with Marlene Dietrich. Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen introduced the musical number Sisters in the Paramount musical film ‘White Christmas’ that also starred Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. For the single release of Sisters, Rosemary, fittingly, teamed with her sister Betty and the Clooney style—fine timing and diction with intimacy—is evident in this duet even though it was only on the charts for two weeks, and never above 30th place. Rosemary Clooney and her younger sister Betty won a radio spot in Cincinnati and then toured with Tony Pastor. By 1949, Betty preferred a quieter life and Rosemary continued as a soloist with 13 top 40 hits in the early fifties and after a period of semi-retirement, continued performing through the end of the century.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Those who’ve seen us know that not a thing can come between us"