Jo Stafford Discography

Columbia CL 2501 (Album)

Soft and Sentimental

Issued 3th October 1955 - 33 rpm LP

Side 1:

September In The Rain
Issued before on Columbia C 298 (Album 'As You Desire Me', June 1952)
Matrix No. RHCO 10098 * Recorded 18th January 1952

Early Autumn
Issued before on Columbia 39838 (Single, September 1952)
Matrix No. RHCO 10202 * Recorded 24th June 1952

I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
Issued before on Columbia B-1583 (EP 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue', 1953)
Matrix No. RHCO 10354 * Recorded 10th November 1952

Side 2:

Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
with the Norman Luboff Choir
Issued before on Columbia C 298 (Album 'As You Desire Me', June 1952)
Matrix No. RHCO 10048 * Recorded 10th December 1951

Smoking My Sad Cigarette
Issued before on Columbia 39951 (Single, 27th February 1953)
Matrix No. RHCO 10349 * Recorded 19th October 1952

Love Is Here To Stay

Matrix No. RHCO 10585 * Recorded 17th September 1953


Columbia CL 2501 was one of the first albums in Columbia’s ‘House Party’ series, launched in 1955. The October 1, 1955 issue of Billboard magazine provides some information about this budget series: 
‘On October 3 the company <Columbia Records> will begin shipment of a new pop 10-inch series, each disk holding 
six tunes and selling at a new low list of $ 1.98. (…) Columbia’s new 10-inch line, to be known as the “House Party” 
(CL 2500) series, will be the firm’s push promotion for October.’

According to Jim Marshall’s Jo Stafford Discography, ‘Love Is Here To Stay’ was first issued on the EP Columbia B-1880, ‘Thank You For Calling’ (date of issue unknown). This EP is also mentioned in the Jo Stafford Discography compiled by G. Holaday. According to Holaday, the EP’s track list was as follows: ‘Thank You For Calling’, ‘Love Is Here To Stay’, ‘Little Man With a Candy Cigar’, ‘Taking A Chance On Love’. 
I have not included Columbia B-1880 in this discography (yet), because I have not seen it mentioned in Billboard magazine, in contemporary newspaper advertisements, on websites like Discogs and 45cat, on Ebay, etc. 
Do you have a proof that a Columbia EP ‘Thank You For Calling’ with catalog number B-1880 was issued in the US in the 1950’s? Then please write to me at

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