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Her Greatest Hits
     

Her Greatest Hits

by Jo Stafford
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065905026
catalogNumber:
950
Rank:
5132

Tracks

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

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

Disc 3

  1. Smiles
  2. Whispering Hope
  3. Simple Melody
  4. Goodnight Irene
  5. Autumn Leaves
  6. La Vie en Rose
  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

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

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jo Stafford   Primary Artist,Vocals,Voices
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Babe Russin   Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
Heine Beau   Tenor Saxophone
Hal Mooney   Conductor
George Greeley   Piano
Nat King Cole   Piano
Nick Fatool   Drums
Herbie Haymer   Trumpet
Fred Stulce   Reeds,Saxophone
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor,Voices
Carl Fischer   Piano
Arthur Shapiro   Bass
Carl Fischer Orchestra   Piano
Henry "Bill" "Billy" Rowland   Piano
Henry "Billy" Rowland   Piano
Harry Schuman   Reeds
Henry "Hank" D'Amico   Cornet
Boomy Richard   Tenor Saxophone
Harry "Hy" White   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Percy Faith   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Stuart Hamblen   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Alice Hawthorne   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Peter Hoorelbeke   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Arranger
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Roger Wolfe Kahn   Composer
Bob Nolan   Composer
James A. Bland   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
William Engvick   Composer
Geoff Wilding   Sleeve Notes
Irving Gordon   Composer
Ralph Blaine   Composer
Phil Boutelje   Composer
John Klenner   Composer
Lee Roberts   Composer
Lloyd Shaffer   Composer
Lois Steele   Composer
Alessandro Cicognini   Composer
Neville Fleeson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
J. Will Callahan   Composer
Chuck Meyer   Composer
William Norvas   Composer
Alicia Ann Scott   Composer

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