The Columbia Singles Collection, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Singles collections from postwar vocal artists aren't usually stocked with A-list material, since after the advent of the LP, the singles format increasingly became a venue for either stylistic experimentation or light novelties aimed at the charts. Jo Stafford was an exception to the rule, however, not only because she was a consummate artist but also because she worked closely with her husband, arranger/conductor Paul Weston, and exercised a large amount of quality control. The Columbia Singles Collection, Vol. 1, released by the family-founded Corinthian label Tim Weston, the son of Paul and Jo, produced the record, reissues 25 tracks from obscure singles releases recorded...
See more details below
CD
$15.03
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $12.22   
  • New (3) from $12.22   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Singles collections from postwar vocal artists aren't usually stocked with A-list material, since after the advent of the LP, the singles format increasingly became a venue for either stylistic experimentation or light novelties aimed at the charts. Jo Stafford was an exception to the rule, however, not only because she was a consummate artist but also because she worked closely with her husband, arranger/conductor Paul Weston, and exercised a large amount of quality control. The Columbia Singles Collection, Vol. 1, released by the family-founded Corinthian label Tim Weston, the son of Paul and Jo, produced the record, reissues 25 tracks from obscure singles releases recorded by Stafford and Weston during the '50s. Her biggest hits of the era, including "You Belong to Me" and "Make Love to Me," obviously were released as singles, but don't appear here because they're widely available elsewhere. Stafford had matured greatly as a vocalist, after her success during the big-band era. Listening to her performance of the Gershwin classic "Love Is Here to Stay," it's clear she retained the sweetness and warmth of her youth but exerted greater control over her voice. Many of the performances are standards, and even the few novelties are imbued with an energy that speaks to the great care they took with her material -- the delightfully risqué yet slightly innocent "Indoor Sport" and the great-hearted "Big D" are among the best here, but also interesting are a sound-alike of "You Belong to Me" titled "I'll Be There," and Stafford's brush with rock & roll, a cover of the Ray Charles standard alternately titled "I Got a Sweetie".
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2004
  • Label: Corinthian Records
  • UPC: 783121112028
  • Catalog Number: 120
  • Sales rank: 135,970

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blackout the Moon - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:17)
  2. 2 Love Is Here to Stay - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:39)
  3. 3 Handsome Stranger - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:26)
  4. 4 Someone's Been Readin My Mail - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:25)
  5. 5 Suddenly - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:33)
  6. 6 Smoking My Sad Cigarette - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:11)
  7. 7 The Dixieland Band - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:56)
  8. 8 A Perfect Love - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:46)
  9. 9 Indoor Sport - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:36)
  10. 10 Use Your Imagination - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:40)
  11. 11 Lovely Is the Evening - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:33)
  12. 12 How Can We Say Goodbye - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:34)
  13. 13 Big D - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:09)
  14. 14 Once to Every Heart - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:56)
  15. 15 I'll Be There - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:04)
  16. 16 Wouldn't It Be Loverly - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:52)
  17. 17 Along the Colorado Trail - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:48)
  18. 18 I Got a Sweetie - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:49)
  19. 19 Goodnight Pillow - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:56)
  20. 20 Hawaiian War Chant - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:07)
  21. 21 Just Another Polka - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:16)
  22. 22 Bells Are Ringing - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:25)
  23. 23 All Yours - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:59)
  24. 24 It's Never Quite the Same - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:55)
  25. 25 I'm in the Mood for Love - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:28)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jo Stafford Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Carl Sandburg Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Dave Burgess Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Michael Delugg Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Lee Hays Composer
Bonnie Lake Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Roger Nichols Digital Editing
Cole Porter Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Paul Weston Composer
Tim Weston Reissue Producer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Frederick Loewe Composer
David Stoner Composer
William Engvick Composer
David Hamberger Composer
Don George Composer
Ralph Freed Composer
Nicholas Brodszky Composer
Bee Walker Composer
Michael Flynn Liner Notes
Walter Malgoni Composer
Prince Leleiohaku Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously