Her Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2008
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065905026
  • Catalog Number: 950
  • Sales rank: 8,480

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crazy Rhythm - The Original Pied Pipers (2:38)
  2. 2 Piggy Wiggy Woo - The Original Pied Pipers (2:33)
  3. 3 In a Little Spanish Town - The Original Pied Pipers (2:58)
  4. 4 What Is This Thing Called Love - The Original Pied Pipers (3:10)
  5. 5 What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:17)
  6. 6 My! My! - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:03)
  7. 7 Funny Little Pedro - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:01)
  8. 8 You've Got Me This Way - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:39)
  9. 9 For You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (4:38)
  10. 10 Yes, Indeed! - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:34)
  11. 11 Swingin' on Nothin' - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:18)
  12. 12 It Isn't a Dream Anymore - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:10)
  13. 13 Embraceable You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (2:54)
  14. 14 The Night We Called It a Day - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:10)
  15. 15 Blues in the Night - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:21)
  16. 16 Manhattan Serenade - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:18)
  17. 17 Snooty Little Cutie - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:28)
  18. 18 Old Acquaintance - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:04)
  19. 19 Pistol Packin' Mama - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:41)
  20. 20 Jamboree Jones - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:04)
  21. 21 Long Ago (And Far Away) - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:56)
  22. 22 Mairzy Doats - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:48)
  23. 23 The Trolley Song - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:01)
  24. 24 Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Jane Hutton (2:50)
  25. 25 Converstation While Dancing - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blue Moon (4:51)
  2. 2 Baby Won't You Please Come Home (5:21)
  3. 3 Bakery Blues (4:39)
  4. 4 Carry Me Back to Old Virginia - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:16)
  5. 5 I'll Be Seeing You - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:23)
  6. 6 Alone Together - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:13)
  7. 7 When Our Hearts Were Young and Gay - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:11)
  8. 8 Gee, It's Good to Hold You (2:43)
  9. 9 Haunted Heart - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:51)
  10. 10 Tallahassee - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:14)
  11. 11 Georgia on My Mind - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:02)
  12. 12 I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time (3:06)
  13. 13 Smilin' Through (2:54)
  14. 14 Smoke Dreams - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:48)
  15. 15 Tim-Tayshun - Red Ingle & the Natural Seven (2:43)
  16. 16 Prisoner of Love Song - Red Ingle & the Natural Seven (2:59)
  17. 17 Passing By - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:54)
  18. 18 Feudin' and A-Fightin' - Paul Weston's Mountain Boys (2:43)
  19. 19 Serenade of the Bells - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:57)
  20. 20 The Gentleman Is a Dope - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:46)
  21. 21 He's Gone Away - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:59)
  22. 22 Autumn in New York - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:40)
  23. 23 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:47)
  24. 24 Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:12)
  25. 25 Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:15)
  26. 26 Tea for Two - Bill Loose & His Orchestra (2:15)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Smiles - Dave Lambert & His Singers (2:22)
  2. 2 Whispering Hope - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:07)
  3. 3 Simple Melody - Paul Weston's Dixie Eight (2:32)
  4. 4 Goodnight Irene (3:06)
  5. 5 Autumn Leaves - Harold Mooney & His Orchestra (2:35)
  6. 6 La Vie en Rose - Mischa Russell (2:58)
  7. 7 No Other Love - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:00)
  8. 8 The Handsome Stranger - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:26)
  9. 9 A Friend of Johnny's - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:18)
  10. 10 It Is No Secret - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:12)
  11. 11 Tennessee Waltz - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:30)
  12. 12 My Heart Cries for You - Carl Cotner & His Orchestra (2:53)
  13. 13 San Antonio Rose - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:24)
  14. 14 With These Hands - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:50)
  15. 15 Pretty Eyed Baby - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:15)
  16. 16 Allentown Jail - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:42)
  17. 17 Star of Hope - The Lee Brothers (2:36)
  18. 18 Shrimp Boats - Norman Luboff Choir (2:53)
  19. 19 Kissin' Bug Boogie - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:13)
  20. 20 Heaven Drops Her Curtain Down - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:17)
  21. 21 There's a Small Hotel - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:34)
  22. 22 A-Round the Corner - Norman Luboff Choir (2:36)
  23. 23 As You Desire Me - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:30)
  24. 24 Hawaiian War Chant - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:06)
  25. 25 Raminay! - Norman Luboff Choir (2:39)
  26. 26 You Belong to Me - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:02)
  27. 27 Early Autumn - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:48)
  28. 28 Jambalaya - Norman Luboff Choir (2:53)
  29. 29 Without My Lover - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:31)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Smoking My Sad Cigarette - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:13)
  2. 2 If I Were a Bell - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:44)
  3. 3 Just Another Polka - Norman Luboff Choir (2:20)
  4. 4 Basin Street Blues - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:18)
  5. 5 Make Love to Me - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:46)
  6. 6 Indiscretion - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:17)
  7. 7 One Love Forever - Paul Weston Orchestra (3:05)
  8. 8 The Temple of an Understand Heart - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:50)
  9. 9 Teach Me Tonight - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:48)
  10. 10 Darling, Darling, Darling - Norman Luboff Choir (2:08)
  11. 11 I Only Have Eyes for You - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:50)
  12. 12 I Got a Sweetie - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:48)
  13. 13 Suddenly There's a Valley - Norman Luboff Choir (3:03)
  14. 14 The Nearness of You - Paul Weston & His Music from Hollywood (3:12)
  15. 15 Moonlight in Vermont - Paul Weston & His Music from Hollywood (3:07)
  16. 16 Big D - Paul Weston & His Music from Hollywood (2:09)
  17. 17 Warm All Over - Paul Weston & His Music from Hollywood (2:31)
  18. 18 Wouldn't It Be Lovely (2:53)
  19. 19 With a Little Bit of Luck (2:23)
  20. 20 Flow Gently Sweet Afton - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:54)
  21. 21 Annie Laurie - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:33)
  22. 22 The Gypsy in My Soul (3:28)
  23. 23 But Not for Me (3:15)
  24. 24 Bells Are Ringing - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:25)
  25. 25 On London Bridge - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:30)
  26. 26 The King of Paris - Norman Luboff Choir (3:12)
  27. 27 Black out the Moon - Paul Weston Orchestra (2:17)
  28. 28 St. Louis Blues - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:38)
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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 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 Arranger
Bob Wills 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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