Jo Stafford - The Ultimate

Jo Stafford - The Ultimate
Styles: Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop
Genre: Vocal
Album: The Ultimate
Release Date: August 27, 2002
Artist: Jo Stafford
Duration: 01:08:54

The most elegant of the sirens calling American troops back home in the mid- to late '40s, Jo Stafford reached Your Hit Parade many times with the songs -- "You Belong to Me," "I Remember You," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" -- war wives and girlfriends must have been singing along with as they awaited the grand homecoming. She possessed a winning way with a standard ("Play a Simple Melody," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Over the Rainbow"), and carried the novelties ("Shrimp Boats," "Ragtime Cowboy Joe") well, too, with the contributions of her husband, arranger Paul Weston. EMI's volume on Stafford in the Ultimate series doesn't include as many tracks as Capitol Collectors Series, and it commits the near-fatal error of omitting "It Could Happen to You" and "Long Ago (And Far Away)," but 24 tracks will be enough for all but the most discriminating listeners.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Play a Simple Melody / Irving BerlinJo Stafford feat: The Starlighters2:32
The Best Things in Life Are Free / Lew Brown / Buddy DeSylva / Ray HendersonJo Stafford2:24
On the Sunny Side of the Street / Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHughJo Stafford feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra2:59
I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time / Neville Fleeson / Albert Von TilzerJo Stafford feat: Nat King Cole3:07
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend / Leo Robin / Jule StyneJo Stafford feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra2:19
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) / Hank WilliamsJo Stafford feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra2:33
Georgia on My Mind / Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart GorrellJo Stafford feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra3:31
The Trolley Song / Ralph Blaine / Hugh MartinJo Stafford2:57
Too Marvelous for Words / Johnny Mercer / Richard A. WhitingJo Stafford3:17
You Belong to Me / Pee Wee King / Chilton Price / Redd StewartJo Stafford3:13
Shrimp Boats / Paul Mason Howard / Paul WestonJo Stafford feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra3:04
Let's Take the Long Way Home / Harold Arlen / Johnny MercerJo Stafford feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra2:59
In the Still of the Night / Cole PorterJo Stafford2:41
Some Enchanted Evening / Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard RodgersJo Stafford3:13
Fools Rush In / Rube Bloom / Johnny MercerJo Stafford3:08
La Vie en Rose / Mack David / Marcel Louiguy / Édith PiafJo Stafford2:57
Over the Rainbow / Harold Arlen / E.Y. "Yip" HarburgJo Stafford3:17
Autumn Leaves / Joseph Kosma / Johnny Mercer / Jacques PrévertJo Stafford feat: Harold Mooney2:34
Ragtime Cowboy Joe / Maurice Abrahams / Grant Clarke / Lewis F. MuirJo Stafford feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra2:03
I Remember You / Johnny Mercer / Victor SchertzingerJo Stafford3:07
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / Otto Harbach / Jerome KernJo Stafford2:47
Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) / Evelyn Danzig / Jack SegalJo Stafford2:29
No Other Love / Bob Russell / Paul WestonJo Stafford2:59
Red River Valley / Paul WestonJo Stafford2:44

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