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Format: CD
Sku: 60135113
UPC: 077779163823
UPC 14: 00077779163823
Release Date: 1/12/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Old Acquaintance ~ Jo Stafford
2. How Sweet You Are ~ Jo Stafford
3. Long Ago (And Far Away) ~ Jo Stafford
4. I Love You ~ Jo Stafford
5. It Could Happen To You ~ Jo Stafford
6. Trolley Song, The - (with The Pied Pipers) ~ Jo Stafford
7. There's No You ~ Jo Stafford
8. That's For Me ~ Jo Stafford
9. Symphony ~ Jo Stafford
10. Ridin' On The Gravy Train - (with Nat "King" Cole) ~ Jo Stafford
11. This Is Always ~ Jo Stafford
12. Things We Did Last Summer, The ~ Jo Stafford
13. Smoke Dreams - (with Starlighters) ~ Jo Stafford
14. Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) - (with Red Ingle & The Natural Seven) ~ Jo Stafford
15. I'm So Right Tonight ~ Jo Stafford
16. Serenade Of The Bells ~ Jo Stafford
17. I Never Loved Anyone ~ Jo Stafford
18. He's Gone Away ~ Jo Stafford
19. Congratulations ~ Jo Stafford
20. Once And For Always ~ Jo Stafford
21. Some Enchanted Evening ~ Jo Stafford
22. Whispering Hope - (with Gordon MacRae) ~ Jo Stafford
23. Ragtime Cowboy Joe ~ Jo Stafford
24. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) ~ Jo Stafford
25. It's Great To Be Alive - (with Johnny Mercer) ~ Jo Stafford
26. No Other Love ~ Jo Stafford

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Jo Stafford, Nat "King" Cole, Gordon MacRae, Johnny Mercer (vocals); Paul Weston (arranger).
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Ron Furmanek, Bob Furmanek.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1943 and 1950. Includes liner notes by Tom Colborn and Bob Furmanek.
Muze PNote Jo Stafford first appeared on the scene as one of Tommy Dorsey's original Pied Pipers. One can already hear her distinctive voice emerging out of the four-part harmony backing the young Sinatra on his classic 1941 version of "Stardust." Stafford soon embarked on her own solo career, signing with Johnny Mercer's new Capitol label, but not before marrying one of Dorsey's arrangers, Paul Weston. Her marriage to Weston began a personal and professional partnership that lasted for over 50 years.
Muze PNote Considered the "father" of mood music, Weston provided a seamless orchestral backing for Stafford's note-perfect, hymn-like interpretations. 1943's "Long Ago (And Far Away)" is typical as it glides into an elevated musical realm just a little bit removed from this world. The singer didn't lack humor as her many parodies attest. (See her C&W hoot "Tim-tayshun" for a prime example.) Still, whether it was her Midwestern Protestant background or classical training, Stafford (and Weston) never faltered in this modest, striving quest for sheer beauty. Her versions of Rodger's & Hammerstein's "Some Enchanted Evening" and Weston's own "No Other Love," recorded near the end of her tenure at Capitol, achieve an emotional serenity rare in popular music.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nat "King" Cole
Muze Guest Artist Gordon MacRae
Muze Guest Artist Johnny Mercer

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Sentimental Journey
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Sweet & Lovely
Muze Music Compilations Capitol Sings Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Vol.1-Songs That Got Us Through WWII
Muze Music Compilations G.I. Juke Box-Songs From World
Muze Music Compilations Those Were Our Songs
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 2: 1951
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 1952
Muze Music Compilations 1954 British Hit Parade
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 1954 5
Muze Music Compilations 50S Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations When Radio Was King:vocalists
Muze Music Compilations Roots Of The Beach Boys
Muze Music Compilations Year In Your Life:1950
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Swing Era Songs V2
Muze Music Compilations Great Love Songs Of The 1940's
Muze Music Compilations Songs We Fought For:world War Ii Road
Muze Music Compilations I'll Be Seeing You:world War Ii Road
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:long Ago And Far Away
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:mr. Sandman
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:piano Men
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:white Cliffs Of Dover
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:kiss Is Still A Kiss
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:kiss Is Still A Kiss
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Hulaland:golden Age Of Hawaiian Music

Associated Artists and Works

Damme, Art Van
Laine, Frankie
MacRae, Gordon
Pied Pipers (The)
Pied Pipers (Vocal) (The)
Shore, Dinah

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/12/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 91638
Music Label Name Label : Capitol/EMI Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00077779163823

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