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…  See more details below


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.

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Disc 1

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

Disc 2

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

Disc 3

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

Disc 4

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

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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
Lady John Scott   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

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