Jo Stafford Ballad of the Blues

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CD Details

  • Released: July 26, 2004
  • Label: Feinery

Tracks:

  • 1.The Blues Is an Old Old Story
  • 2.Street Cries
  • 3.John Henry
  • 4.Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  • 5.Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • 6.The Blues Is a Tale of Trouble
  • 7.Kansas City Blues
  • 8.Memphis Blues
  • 9.The Blues Is a Traveling Thing
  • 10.He's Gone Away
  • 11.Seems Like When It Comes in the Morning
  • 12.Every Night When the Sun Goes In
  • 13.Times Change and Things Change
  • 14.Lover Man
  • 15.Blues in the Night
  • 16.Blues Is an Old Old Story, The (Reprise)
  • 17.Conversation With Jo Stafford, A - (April 29, 2003)
  • 18.[Untitled Track] - (hidden track)
  • 19.[Untitled Track] - (hidden track)
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  • 35.[Untitled Track] - (hidden track)

Product Description:

Personnel: Jo Stafford (vocals); The Starliters; Paul Weston & His Orchestra.
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California on February 10, 12 & 20, 1959. Includes liner notes by Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Michael Feinstein.
Personnel: Jo Stafford (vocals); Starliters (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Seth Presant.
Liner Note Authors: Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman; Michael Feinstein.
Recording information: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (02/10/1959).
Editor: Stephen Paley.
Photographer: Tim Weston.
Arranger: Paul Weston.
Jo Stafford's Ballad of the Blues is a concept album showcasing the influence of the blues through a story told in song, primarily in a pop setting with a full orchestra. Accompanied by her husband Paul Weston and his orchestra, along with the backing vocals of the all-male quartet the Starlighters, Stafford explores traditional fare such as "John Henry," spirituals ("Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"), standards ("Blues in the Night"), jazz classics ("Memphis Blues" and "Lover Man"), along with new compositions featuring music by Weston and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. The music seamlessly segues from one track to the next, even as the mood changes from pop to jazz and back again. Stafford's delicious alto voice stands the test of time very well throughout the sessions. The CD concludes with an informative 2003 half-hour interview with Jo Stafford that explains in detail the genesis of the original release. ~ Ken Dryden

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 013431310228
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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