Jo Stafford Discography

Columbia CL-6238 (Album)

Jo Stafford Sings Broadway’s Best

Issued January 1953 – 33 rpm LP

Also issued as a 2-EP set, Columbia B-328.

The 33 rpm LP, Columbia CL-6238

Tracks on the 33 rpm LP:

Side 1:

Come Rain Or Come Shine
Matrix No. RHCO 10198 * Recorded 27th June 1952 

They Say It's Wonderful
Matrix No. RHCO 10302 * Recorded 26th September 1952 

My Romance
Matrix No. RHCO 10289 * Recorded 5th September 1952 

Dancing In The Dark
with the Starlighters
Matrix No. RHCO 10295 * Recorded 12th September 1952 

Side 2:

Embraceable You
Matrix No. RHCO 10197 * Recorded 27th June 1952 

September Song
Matrix No. RHCO 10301 * Recorded 26th September 1952 

All The Things You Are
Matrix No. RHCO 10290 * Recorded 5th September 1952 

Night And Day
with the Starlighters
Matrix No. RHCO 10296 * Recorded 12th September 1952 

The EP set, Columbia B-328

Tracks on the 45 rpm EP’s:

Disc 1, 5-1369:

Side 1:  ‘Come Rain Or Come Shine’, and ‘They Say It's Wonderful’
Side 4: ‘All The Things You Are’, and ‘Night And Day’

Disc 2, 5-1370

Side 2: ‘My Romance’, and ‘Dancing In The Dark’
Side 3: ‘Embraceable You’, and ‘September Song’


The first mentioning of this album I found was in a Columbia Records advertisement in the January 17, 1953 issue of Billboard magazine (under the heading ‘New Pop Releases’). That’s why I believe it was issued in January, 1953 – not, as Jim Marshall’s Jo Stafford Discography states, in 1952.
According to this advertisement, the album was available in two versions: “lp” CL 6238 and 45 Set B-328. Columbia did not produce a 78 rpm version, apparently.
The EP-set ‘Jo Stafford Sings Broadway’s Best’ is distinct from Jo’s EP ‘Broadway’s Best’ (Columbia B-1660), which contained four of the album’s tracks and was issued later in 1953.

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