Jo Stafford - Once Over Lightly

Jo Stafford - Once Over Lightly
Styles: Traditional Pop
Genre: Vocal
Album: Once Over Lightly
Release Date: 1957
Artist: Jo Stafford
Duration: 35:42

During the immediate postwar years, singer Jo Stafford rose to fame as both a member of Tommy Dorsey's band and as a solo act. Part of a loose sorority of pop-jazz vocalists that also included Kay Starr, June Christy, and Julie London, Stafford excelled at both swingers and ballads using her patented smooth pipes. On this mid-'50s outing, she's joined by accordionist Art Van Damme and His Quintet.

Covering a ballad and mid-tempo mix of standards, Stafford especially excels on "Almost Like Being in Love," "One for My Baby," and "But Not for Me." While not in the same league of contemporary work by Christy and London, Once Over Lightly still fits in well with the many cocktail vocal offerings from the '50s.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Almost Like Being in Love / Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick LoeweJo Stafford2:50
A Foggy Dayu / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinJo Stafford3:06
The Lady Is a Tramp / Lorenz Hart / Richard RodgersJo Stafford2:49
These Foolish Things / Holt Marvell / Jack StracheyJo Stafford3:25
Mine / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinJo Stafford2:30
The Gypsy in My Soul / Moe JaffeJo Stafford3:27
Autumn Leaves / Joseph Kosma / Jacques PrévertJo Stafford3:03
You're Mine, You / Johnny Green / Edward HeymanJo Stafford2:18
Nice Work If You Can Get It / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinJo Stafford1:52
My Old Flame / Sam Coslow / Arthur JohnstonJo Stafford3:19
But Not for Me / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinJo Stafford3:14
One for My Baby / Harold Arlen / Johnny MercerJo Stafford3:49

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