Jo Stafford Discography

Corinthian COR-100 or COR-101 (Album)

We Sing At Benediction

with Joe (Joseph) Rottura (narrator)

Issued 1962 (Date unknown) – 33rpm LP



O Salutaris Hostia
Matrix No. and recording date unknown 

(O salutaris hostia)

Tantum Ergo
Matrix No. and recording date unknown

(Tantum ergo) 

(Panem de coelo praestitisti eis. omne delectamentum in se habentem. Oremus ... amen) 

(Benedition and the divine praises)

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
Matrix No. and recording date unknown 

Adoremus And Laudate
Matrix No. and recording date unknown 

On This Day We Come To Praise Thee
Matrix No. and recording date unknown 


There is very little we know about this album, filled with music for the Roman Catholic service called Benediction. 
Not only are the recording dates and matrix numbers unknown – there is even doubt about the correct catalog number.  Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, New Hampshire), which owns a copy of the album, states that the catalog number is COR-100, while Jim Marshall uses the number ‘Corinthian 101’ in his Jo Stafford Discography. 
Neither do we know how the tracks are distributed over the two sides of the disc; Dartmouth College Library has only listed the names of the tracks.
What we do know, is that ‘We Sing At Benediction’ was recorded and issued in 1962. According to the ‘Catalog of Copyright Entries’ of the U.S. Copyright Office (Library of Congress, Washington D.C.), the copyright on the ‘recording script’ – owned by ‘Joseph Rottura & Hanover Music Corp.’ – was registered at February 7, 1962. Another proof for a date of issue in 1962 can be found in the December 16, 1961 issue of Cash Box magazine. In an article called ‘Stafford Disk Dates For Various Labels’, we read about this album:  ‘Miss Stafford’s fourth album (to be released in 1962, ed.) 
will be devoted to religious music. Called, “We Sing At Benediction,” this album is another in the series conceived by Weston and Joseph Rottura for Corinthian Records’.
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