Jo Stafford The Best of Jo Stafford

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  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Fuel 2000

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.For You
  • Buy for $0.992.Conversation While Dancing
  • Buy for $0.993.Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
  • Buy for $0.994.Alone Together
  • Buy for $0.995.When Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
  • Buy for $0.996.Yesterdays
  • Buy for $0.997.I Remember You
  • Buy for $0.998.I Didn't Know About You
  • Buy for $0.999.Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • Buy for $0.9910.I'll Be Seeing You
  • Buy for $0.9911.Am I Blue
  • Buy for $0.9912.Blue Moon
  • Buy for $0.9913.Bakery Blues
  • Buy for $0.9914.Lonesome Road
  • Buy for $0.9915.I'm Coming Virginia
  • Buy for $0.9916.Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
  • Buy for $0.9917.Gee, It's Good to Hold You
  • Buy for $0.9918.That's for Me
  • Buy for $0.9919.Tallahassee
  • Buy for $0.9920.Haunted Heart
  • Buy for $0.9921.I Wanna Be Loved
  • Buy for $0.9922.Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • Buy for $0.9923.Driftin' Down the Dream Ol' Ohio

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Liner Note Author: Athan Maroulis.
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (01/20/1941); New York, NY (01/20/1941); RCA Studios, New York, NY (01/20/1941); Hollywood, CA (04/19/1945); New York, NY (04/19/1945); RCA Studios, New York, NY (04/19/1945); Hollywood, CA (06/04/1950); New York, NY (06/04/1950); RCA Studios, New York, NY (06/04/1950); Hollywood, CA (07/05/1944); New York, NY (07/05/1944); RCA Studios, New York, NY (07/05/1944); Hollywood, CA (07/12/1944); New York, NY (07/12/1944); RCA Studios, New York, NY (07/12/1944); Hollywood, CA (07/17/1944); New York, NY (07/17/1944); RCA Studios, New York, NY (07/17/1944); Hollywood, CA (07/19/1944); New York, NY (07/19/1944); RCA Studios, New York, NY (07/19/1944); Hollywood, CA (07/20/1944); New York, NY (07/20/1944); RCA Studios, New York, NY (07/20/1944); Hollywood, CA (07/26/1944); New York, NY (07/26/1944); RCA Studios, New York, NY (07/26/1944); Hollywood, CA (07/30/1945); New York, NY (07/30/1945); RCA Studios, New York, NY (07/30/1945); Hollywood, CA (08/20/1950); New York, NY (08/20/1950); RCA Studios, New York, NY (08/20/1950); Hollywood, CA (09/10/1950); New York, NY (09/10/1950); RCA Studios, New York, NY (09/10/1950); Hollywood, CA (09/13/1944); New York, NY (09/13/1944); RCA Studios, New York, NY (09/13/1944); Hollywood, CA (11/21/1944); New York, NY (11/21/1944); RCA Studios, New York, NY (11/21/1944); Hollywood, CA (12/03/1947); New York, NY (12/03/1947); RCA Studios, New York, NY (12/03/1947); Hollywood, CA (1947); New York, NY (1947); RCA Studios, New York, NY (1947).
In many ways, Jo Stafford was the perfect female pop singer, if not the most beloved, for the between-wars generation in the U.S. With her warm mezzo-soprano voice, perfectly balanced tone, precise but flowing phrasing, and her girl-next-door image, she seemingly never made a misstep in her entire career, and if she isn't as much a household name these days as contemporaries like Ella Fitzgerald, it isn't because she couldn't more than hold her own as a singer and entertainer. This 23-track set offers ample proof of that, although calling it "the Best of Jo Stafford" is a tad deceptive, since it contains none of the original Capitol Records versions of her biggest hits. What it consists of is rehearsal demos, V-discs, and radio performances done by Stafford between 1941 and 1950. That said, there's nothing shabby about these recordings, and they highlight Stafford's strengths as much as her official releases do. Most of the V-discs here were originally made at rehearsals for Johnny Mercer's NBC radio show, Johnny Murcer's Music Shop, including the lovely duet Stafford did with Mercer on his original composition "Conversation While Dancing," which alone makes this set worth the price of admission. Also among the highlights here are Stafford's perfect and haunting takes on jazz pop standards "Am I Blue" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (drawn from a performance Stafford did in 1950 for the Armed Services Radio program called Melody Hour), but every track is a quietly nuanced gem. ~ Steve Leggett

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