Jo Stafford American Folk Songs

American Folk Songs
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  • Released: April 5, 1993
  • Label: Corinthian Records


  • 1.Shenandoah
  • 2.Black Is the Color
  • 3.Old Joe Clark
  • 4.Poor Wayfaring Stranger
  • 5.Barbara Allen
  • 6.Single Girl
  • 7.Red Rosey Bush
  • 8.I Wonder as I Wander
  • 9.Cripple Creek
  • 10.The Nightingale
  • 11.Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier
  • 12.Sourwood Mountain

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Personnel includes: Jo Stafford (vocals), Paul Weston (arranger, conductor); Joe Maphis (guitar).
Originally released on Capitol Records.
Jo Stafford was one of the few Swing-era popular singers who was able to communicate the homespun beauty of the American folk idiom. Not surprisingly, since she always brought a Midwestern serenity, even a devotional quality, to just about everything she sang, even the most soaring big-band numbers. In this, she is reminiscent of the great Wagnerian soprano Kirstin Flagstad, who also brought a restrained, serene delivery to highly emotional material. AMERICAN FOLK SONGS, from 1950, benefits from the highly musical, Copland-like arrangments by Stafford's husband and long-time musical partner, Paul Weston. Judy Collins once said that she decided to become a folk singer herself after hearing "Barbara Allen" from this album for the first time. That would be a high recommendation, if nothing else.

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  • Sales Rank: 67,504
  • UPC: 783121111021
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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