The Capitol Rarities 1943-1950

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Trawling through the obscurities of most '40s/'50s pop vocalists would be a chore, to say the least, but Jo Stafford was not the average pop vocalist of the WWII era. Although she sounded very trad and very beautiful on her biggest hits -- "Long Ago and Far Away," "It Could Happen to You," "You Belong to Me" -- she could switch from beguiling balladry to swing rhythm at the drop of a hat. The Capitol Rarities 1943-1950 is an EMI compilation that includes 24 solid obscurities from her early catalog. Discovered by Johnny Mercer, Stafford began contributing as part of the Pied Pipers and drew fame for her sweet voice as well as her ability to swing precisely in a group context. ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Trawling through the obscurities of most '40s/'50s pop vocalists would be a chore, to say the least, but Jo Stafford was not the average pop vocalist of the WWII era. Although she sounded very trad and very beautiful on her biggest hits -- "Long Ago and Far Away," "It Could Happen to You," "You Belong to Me" -- she could switch from beguiling balladry to swing rhythm at the drop of a hat. The Capitol Rarities 1943-1950 is an EMI compilation that includes 24 solid obscurities from her early catalog. Discovered by Johnny Mercer, Stafford began contributing as part of the Pied Pipers and drew fame for her sweet voice as well as her ability to swing precisely in a group context. Her solo material here is pretty interesting, although the half-dozen highlights are far better than the balance. At the top of the heap lie "Jolly Jo," "Pagan Love Song," and "Prisoner of Love's Song." The first is the most radical song in Stafford's catalog, a vocalese adventure led by her friend Dave Lambert later one-third of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, the second is a delightful Dixieland romp through an old classic, and the third is a revisitation of the cornpone classic "Temptation Tim-Tay-Shun" she waxed with the most hilarious hillbilly accent ever heard on record. Elsewhere, the focus is on movie songs, many of them nearly forgotten.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471151725
  • Catalog Number: 91517
  • Sales rank: 138,722

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Out of This World (3:11)
  2. 2 Conversation While Dancing - Johnny Mercer (2:55)
  3. 3 Alone Together (3:15)
  4. 4 Gee, It's Good to Hold You (2:44)
  5. 5 You May Not Love Me (3:12)
  6. 6 This Time (3:11)
  7. 7 Promise (3:02)
  8. 8 It's as Simple as That (3:05)
  9. 9 Through a Thousand Dreams (2:51)
  10. 10 Give Me Something to Dream About (2:57)
  11. 11 It's Monday Every Day (2:52)
  12. 12 It Was Written in the Stars (2:55)
  13. 13 Jolly Jo (2:24)
  14. 14 If I Ever Love Again - Paul Weston (3:17)
  15. 15 Open Door, Open Arms - Paul Weston (3:02)
  16. 16 Pagan Love Song (2:44)
  17. 17 Our Very Own (3:14)
  18. 18 Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Paul Weston (2:18)
  19. 19 Prisoner of Love's Song - Red Ingle & the Natural Seven (2:58)
  20. 20 This Is the Moment (2:47)
  21. 21 The Stanley Steamer (3:08)
  22. 22 Candy - Johnny Mercer (3:11)
  23. 23 Tell Me Why (2:33)
  24. 24 White Christmas (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jo Stafford Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Brook Benton Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Kramer Composer
Gary Baker Composer
Hugh Fordin Reissue Producer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Johnny Mercer Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Alan Silverman Mastering
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Victor Young Composer
Jack Elliott Composer
Weston Composer
The Alberts Composer
Lambert Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Frederick Hollander Composer
Richie McDonald Composer
Fisher Composer
Columbo Composer
Andrew Kelley Art Direction
Kaye Composer
Gustaf Composer
Fryman Composer
Freed Composer
David Composer
Carey Composer
Burke Composer
Brown Composer
Blane Composer
Gold Composer
Carlyle Composer
Schwartz Composer
Whitney Composer
Reynolds Composer
Roberts Composer
Livingston Composer
Dietz Composer
Fischer Composer
Frank Myers Composer
Hoffman Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Thanks DRG Records !

    This is a great little collection of rare Jo Stafford tracks that anyone with any interest in 40's/50's vocal music would appreciate.

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