Jo Stafford Her Greatest Hits (4-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: January 8, 2008
  • Label: Jsp Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Crazy Rhythm
  • 2.Piggy Wiggy Woo
  • 3.In a Little Spanish Town
  • 4.What Is This Thing Called Love
  • 5.What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
  • 6.My! My!
  • 7.Funny Little Pedro
  • 8.You've Got Me This Way
  • 9.For You
  • 10.Yes, Indeed!
  • 11.Swingin' on Nothin'
  • 12.It Isn't a Dream Anymore
  • 13.Embraceable You
  • 14.The Night We Called It a Day
  • 15.Blues in the Night
  • 16.Manhattan Serenade
  • 17.Snooty Little Cutie
  • 18.Old Acquaintance
  • 19.Pistol Packin' Mama
  • 20.Jamboree Jones
  • 21.Long Ago (And Far Away)
  • 22.Mairzy Doats
  • 23.The Trolley Song
  • 24.Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • 25.Converstation While Dancing

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Blue Moon
  • 2.Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  • 3.Bakery Blues
  • 4.Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
  • 5.I'll Be Seeing You
  • 6.Alone Together
  • 7.When Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
  • 8.Gee, It's Good to Hold You
  • 9.Haunted Heart
  • 10.Tallahassee
  • 11.Georgia on My Mind
  • 12.I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time
  • 13.Smilin' Through
  • 14.Smoke Dreams
  • 15.Tim-Tayshun
  • 16.Prisoner of Love Song
  • 17.Passing By
  • 18.Feudin' and A-Fightin'
  • 19.Serenade of the Bells
  • 20.The Gentleman Is a Dope
  • 21.He's Gone Away
  • 22.Autumn in New York
  • 23.Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • 24.Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart
  • 25.Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys
  • 26.Tea for Two

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Smiles
  • 2.Whispering Hope
  • 3.Simple Melody
  • 4.Goodnight Irene
  • 5.Autumn Leaves
  • 6.Vie en Rose, La
  • 7.No Other Love
  • 8.The Handsome Stranger
  • 9.A Friend of Johnny's
  • 10.It Is No Secret
  • 11.Tennessee Waltz
  • 12.My Heart Cries for You
  • 13.San Antonio Rose
  • 14.With These Hands
  • 15.Pretty Eyed Baby
  • 16.Allentown Jail
  • 17.Star of Hope
  • 18.Shrimp Boats
  • 19.Kissin' Bug Boogie
  • 20.Heaven Drops Her Curtain Down
  • 21.There's a Small Hotel
  • 22.A-Round the Corner
  • 23.As You Desire Me
  • 24.Hawaiian War Chant
  • 25.Raminay!
  • 26.You Belong to Me
  • 27.Early Autumn
  • 28.Jambalaya
  • 29.Without My Lover

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Smoking My Sad Cigarette
  • 2.If I Were a Bell
  • 3.Just Another Polka
  • 4.Basin Street Blues
  • 5.Make Love to Me
  • 6.Indiscretion
  • 7.One Love Forever
  • 8.The Temple of an Understand Heart
  • 9.Teach Me Tonight
  • 10.Darling, Darling, Darling
  • 11.I Only Have Eyes for You
  • 12.I Got a Sweetie
  • 13.Suddenly There's a Valley
  • 14.The Nearness of You
  • 15.Moonlight in Vermont
  • 16.Big D
  • 17.Warm All Over
  • 18.Wouldn't It Be Lovely
  • 19.With a Little Bit of Luck
  • 20.Flow Gently Sweet Afton
  • 21.Annie Laurie
  • 22.The Gypsy in My Soul
  • 23.But Not for Me
  • 24.Bells Are Ringing
  • 25.On London Bridge
  • 26.The King of Paris
  • 27.Black out the Moon
  • 28.St. Louis Blues

Product Description:

Personnel: Jo Stafford (vocals); Jo Stafford; Harry "Hy" White (guitar); Harry Schuman (reeds); Heine Beau, Boomy Richard (tenor saxophone); Billy Butterfield (trumpet); Henry "Hank" D'Amico (cornet); Lou McGarity (trombone); Henry "Billy" Rowland, Henry "Bill" "Billy" Rowland, Carl Fischer Orchestra, George Greeley, Carl Fischer (piano); Nick Fatool (drums); Dave Barbour (guitar); Fred Stulce (reeds, saxophone); Babe Russin (saxophone); Herbie Haymer, Ziggy Elman (trumpet); Nat King Cole (piano); George Wettling (drums); Paul Weston's Mountain Boys, Bill Loose And His Orchestra, Carl Cotner And His Orchestra, Harold Mooney And His Orchestra, Dave Lambert, Norman Luboff Choir, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston & His Orchestra, Red Ingle & the Natural Seven, Art Van Damme Quintet, Sy Oliver, The Starlighters, Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Gordon MacRae.
Recording information: 1939-1955.
Arranger: Paul Weston.
Perhaps this whopping four-CD, 108-track collection should be titled "Her Greatest Hits, And More." Jo Stafford, a premier jazz-pop singer of the late '30s onward, had a great voice, substantial musicianship behind her, an undeniable sex appeal, and a seemingly limitless repertoire, if you judge by what's on this compilation. Each CD is split into thematic or chronological segments. CD one -- "Pied Pipers, Tommy Dorsey, Early Recordings" is her entry point as a big band "chick" singer including seminal tunes "In a Little Spanish Town," "Yes Indeed," and "Embraceable You." CD two, consisting of "V Discs, Airchecks, Solos, Collaborations" may be the least interesting, but features familiar tunes as "Haunted Heart" and "The Gentleman Is a Dope." Her actual "greatest hits" are on CD three, while CD four is a mix of obscurities and jazz standards wrapped in the caveat "Pops, Jazz, Standards, Showtime." Her comedic work as the faux diva Darlene Edwards is not included, but that's OK, as fans of Stafford should salivate for the opportunity to buy this comprehensive overview of her career, lovingly issued by the reliable JSP label. ~ Michael G. Nastos

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Rating 5.0 Jo Stafford - Her greatest Hits Music Lover: from Cumming, GA US -- January, 24, 2009

One of the most fantastic voices ever. Was said to have perfect pitch. She denied and said "I'm just careful.

Known for her great cool and calming voice, her record of "Tim-Tay Shun" is beyond comparison.


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