Columbia B-1583 (EP)
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Issued 1953 (Date unknown)
Side 1 (or 2):
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
Matrix No. RHCO 10354 * Recorded 10th November 1952
with the Starlighters
Matrix No. RHCO 10353 * Recorded 10th November 1952
Side 2 (or 1):
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Matrix No. RHCO 10356 * Recorded 10th November 1952
If It Takes Me All My Life
Matrix No. RHCO 10355 * Recorded 10th November 1952
Jim Marshall’s and other Jo Stafford Discographies just use the title ‘Jo Stafford’ for this EP with catalog number B-1583. Probably because the record company itself used this title (or should we say: no title?) in listings of the ‘Extended Play’ records it sold. However, the title ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ was printed on the record sleeve (see image below). The University of Arizona uses the title ‘Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue’ in the index of its ‘Paul Weston and Jo Stafford Collection’.
This EP was probably issued in February or March 1953. It was mentioned in record store advertisements that appeared in newspapers in March, April, and May 1953 (the March 11, 1953 issue of The Corpus Christi Caller – Times was the first newspaper in which I saw this EP advertised).
The one image of this record’s label I have seen, does not make clear whether ‘I’m Always Chasing Rainbows’ and ‘Blue Skies’ were on side 1 or on side 2.
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