From the mid-Forties to the mid-Fifties, Jo Stafford had a string of hits, first nationally, then internationally. Her material varied in scope from Jazz to standards and show tunes – all characterized by her innate musicianship and the quality of her accompaniment. Like many singers of her generation, she was swamped by the tidal wave that was Rock ‘n’ Roll. This collection is an overdue chance to revisit a singing career thought by many to have been curtailed far too soon.
Disc 1 Crazy Rhythm Piggy Wiggy Woo In a Little Spanish Town What Is This Thing Called Love What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry My! My! Funny Little Pedro You've Got Me This Way For You Yes, Indeed! Swingin' on Nothin' It Isn't a Dream Anymore Embraceable You The Night We Called It a Day Blues in the Night Manhattan Serenade Snooty Little Cutie Old Acquaintance Pistol Packin' Mama Jamboree Jones Long Ago (And Far Away) Mairzy Doats The Trolley Song Tumbling Tumbleweeds Converstation While Dancing
Disc 2 Blue Moon Baby Won't You Please Come Home Bakery Blues Carry Me Back to Old Virginia I'll Be Seeing You Alone Together When Our Hearts Were Young and Gay Gee, It's Good to Hold You Haunted Heart Tallahassee Georgia on My Mind I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time Smilin' Through Smoke Dreams Tim-Tayshun Prisoner of Love Song Passing By Feudin' and A-Fightin' Serenade of the Bells The Gentleman Is a Dope He's Gone Away Autumn in New York Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys Tea for Two
Disc 3 Smiles Whispering Hope Simple Melody Goodnight Irene Autumn Leaves La Vie en Rose No Other Love The Handsome Stranger A Friend of Johnny's It Is No Secret Tennessee Waltz My Heart Cries for You San Antonio Rose With These Hands Pretty Eyed Baby Allentown Jail Star of Hope Shrimp Boats Kissin' Bug Boogie Heaven Drops Her Curtain Down There's a Small Hotel A-Round the Corner As You Desire Me Hawaiian War Chant Raminay! You Belong to Me Early Autumn Jambalaya Without My Lover
Disc 4 Smoking My Sad Cigarette If I Were a Bell Just Another Polka Basin Street Blues Make Love to Me Indiscretion One Love Forever The Temple of an Understand Heart Teach Me Tonight Darling, Darling, Darling I Only Have Eyes for You I Got a Sweetie Suddenly There's a Valley The Nearness of You Moonlight in Vermont Big D Warm All Over Wouldn't It Be Lovely With a Little Bit of Luck Flow Gently Sweet Afton Annie Laurie The Gypsy in My Soul But Not for Me Bells Are Ringing On London Bridge The King of Paris Black out the Moon St Louis Blues