Jo Stafford Discography

Issued After 1971


Recordings issued in the UK, originally not in the US


The following Columbia recordings from the 1950’s were only released on singles issued in the United Kingdom. They became available to the American public (long) after Ms Stafford’s career.

Friend Of Johnny’s (A)
Matrix No. RHCO 4300 * Recorded 25th October 1950
First issued April 1951 * Columbia D.B. 2838 (UK single; flipside was ‘Teardrops From My Eyes’, issued in the US on Columbia 39086)
Available in the US since 2008 * JSP Records JSP 950 (4 CD Box Set ‘Jo Stafford - 108 Classic Sides From A Great American Hitmaker’)

Moment I Saw You (The)
with Teddy Johnson and Norrie Paramor And His Orchestra
Matrix No. CA 21873 * Recorded 4th October 1951
First issued December 1951 * Columbia D.B. 2982 (UK single; flipside was ‘There’s A Small Hotel’ – see below)
Available in the US since 2003 * Sepia Records Sepia 1014 (CD ‘Meet Jo Stafford’)

There’s A Small Hotel
with Teddy Johnson
Matrix No. RHCO 10010 * Recorded 4th October 1951
First issued December 1951 * Columbia D.B. 2982 (UK single; flipside was ‘The Moment I Saw You’ – see above)
Available in the US since 2003 * Sepia Records Sepia 1014 (CD ‘Meet Jo Stafford’)

Bushel And A Peck (A)
with Frankie Laine
Matrix No. RHCO 10439 * Recorded 27th March 1953
First issued June 1953 * Philips P.B. 145 (UK single; flipside was ‘If I Were A Bell’, issued in the US on the Various Artists’ album ‘Guys And Dolls’, Columbia CL 2567)
Available in the US since 1994 * Bear Family Records BCD15620 (CD ‘Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford – The Duets’)
 
One Love Forever
with David Hughes
Matrix No. RHCO 10761 * Recorded 11th February 1954
First issued November 1954 * Philips P.B. 251 (UK single; flipside was ‘Let Me Hear You Whisper’, issued in the US on Columbia 40542)
Available in the US since 2006 * Jasmine Records JASCD 431 (CD ‘Love, Mystery And Adventure’)

Arrivederci Darling
Matrix No. RHCO 33593 * Recorded 14th October 1955
First issued December 1955 * Philips P.B. 527 (UK single; flipside was ‘If You Want To Love’, issued in the US on Columbia 40595)
Available in the US since 2006 * Jasmine Records JASCD 431 (CD ‘Love, Mystery And Adventure’)

My Heart Goes A-Sailing
Matrix No. RHCO 33486 * Recorded 24th June 1955
First issued January 1956 * Philips P.B. 538 (UK single; flipside was ‘Young And Foolish’, issued in the US on Columbia 40495)
Available in the US since 2006 * Jasmine Records JASCD 431 (CD ‘Love, Mystery And Adventure’)

Black Out The Moon
Matrix No. RHCO 33817 * Recorded 26th April 1956
First issued July 1956 * Philips P.B. 603 (UK single; flipside was ‘One Little Kiss’, issued in the US on Columbia 40718)
Available in the US since 2003 * Corinthian COR-120-CD  (CD ‘The Columbia Singles Collection Vol. 1’)

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly
Matrix No. RHCO 33821 * Recorded 27th April 1956
First issued May 1958 * Philips P.B. 818 (UK single; flipside was ‘With A Little Bit Of Luck’, issued in the US on Columbia 40718)
Available in the US since 2003 * Corinthian COR-120-CD  (CD ‘The Columbia Singles Collection Vol. 1’)

Recording issued in Australia, originally not in the US


One Columbia recording from the 1950’s was only issued on an Australian single. It’s available in the US since 2015:

Last Night My Heart Crossed The Ocean
with the Norman Luboff Choir
Matrix No. RHCO 4434 * Recorded 8th February 1951
Issued 1951 (Date unknown) * Columbia DO-3455 (Australian single; flipside was ‘Hawaiian War Chant’, issued in the US on Columbia 39529)
Available in the US since 2015 * Acrobat ACQCD7088 (4 CD Set ‘The Paul Weston Collection 1935-1961’)

Originally unissued Capitol recordings


The following Capitol recordings, originally unissued, were issued on (Jo Stafford or Various Artists) compilation albums which were released after Ms Stafford’s career:

Jamboree Jones
with Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers
Matrix No. 91 * Recorded 22nd October 1943
(not to be confused with the November 12, 1943 recording of this song, Matrix No. 103-A, which was issued on the album ‘Songs By Johnny Mercer’)
First issued 1998 * Collectors’ Choice Music CCM 00412 (CD ‘The Best Of The Pied Pipers Featuring Jo Stafford’) 

Georgia On My Mind
Matrix No. 478 * Recorded 15th November 1944
First issued 2009 * DRG Records DRG CD 91518 (CD ‘Autumn In New York And Other Classics’)

Rockin’ Chair
Matrix No. 486 * Recorded 29th November 1944
First issued 2007 * EMI Gold 3960722 (2 CD Set ‘Jo Stafford - The Ultimate Capitol Collection’) 

You Wear Love So Well
Matrix No. 510 * Recorded 6th December 1944
First issued 2007 * EMI Gold 3960722 (2 CD Set ‘Jo Stafford - The Ultimate Capitol Collection’) 

Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch
with Johnny Mercer
Matrix No. 519 * Recorded 13th December 1944
First issued 2007 * Mosaic Records MS-028 (3 CD Box Set ‘Mosaic Select: Johnny Mercer’) 

Gee, It’s Good To Hold You
with Billy Butterfield (trumpet)
Matrix No. 682 * Recorded 20th June 1945
(not to be confused with the July 2, 1945 recording of this song, Matrix nr. 688, which was issued on Capitol 213)
First issued 2009 * DRG Records DRG CD 91518 (CD ‘Autumn In New York And Other Classics’)

Wish That I Wish Tonight (The)
Matrix No. 683 * Recorded 20th June 1945
First issued 2009 * DRG Records DRG CD 91518 (CD ‘Autumn In New York And Other Classics’)

As Long As I Know You’re Somewhere
Matrix No. 684 * Recorded 20th June 1945
First issued 2009 * DRG Records DRG CD 91518 (CD ‘Autumn In New York And Other Classics’)

Last Time I Saw You (The)
Matrix No. 685 * Recorded 29th June 1945
First issued 2007 * EMI Gold 3960722 (2 CD Set ‘Jo Stafford - The Ultimate Capitol Collection’) 

Ridin’ On The Gravy Train
with Nat King Cole (piano)
Matrix No. 1056 * Recorded 28th March 1946
First issued 1991 * Capitol CDP 7 91638 2 (CD ‘Capitol Collectors Series: Jo Stafford’) 

Sugar (That Sugar Baby O’ Mine)
Matrix No. 2287 * Recorded 26th September 1947
First issued 1995 * Capitol CDP 724382939122 (CD ‘Spotlight On… Jo Stafford’) 

Alice Blue Gown
Matrix No. 2615 * Recorded 27th November 1947
First issued 2009 * DRG Records DRG CD 91518 (CD ‘Autumn In New York And Other Classics’)

Tell Me Why
Matrix No. 3162 * Recorded 31st December 1947
First issued 2009 * DRG Records DRG CD 91518 (CD ‘Autumn In New York And Other Classics’)

When Day Is Done
with Gordon MacRae and the Bill Loose Orchestra
Matrix No. 7190 * Recorded 7th March 1951
First issued 2007 * EMI Gold 3960722 (2 CD Set ‘Jo Stafford - The Ultimate Capitol Collection’) 

Let The Rest Of The World Go By
with Gordon MacRae and the Bill Loose Orchestra
Matrix No. 7199 * Recorded 12th March 1951
First issued 2009 * DRG Records DRG CD 91518 (CD ‘Autumn In New York And Other Classics’)

Originally unissued Columbia recording


Jo Stafford made two recordings of ‘I Cover The Waterfront’ for Columbia Records. The first one, from March 9, 1955 (Matrix No RHCO 33386), debuted on the Vocalion album ‘Sweet Singer Of Songs’ from 1969. The second recording, dated November 21, 1957, remained unissued until 1979:

I Cover The Waterfront
Matrix No. Possibly RHCO 40492 or 40493 * Recorded 21st November 1957
First issued 1979 * 51 West Q 16005 (LP ‘They Say It’s Wonderful’) 

Originally unissued Reader’s Digest recordings


From the 21 tracks Jo Stafford recorded for Reader’s Digest at the end of the 1960’s, beginning of the 1970’s, many remained originally unissued. The following tracks were issued on (Jo Stafford or Various Artists) compilation albums which were released after Ms Stafford’s career:

September In The Rain
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 7th October 1967
First issued 1978 * Reader's Digest RD4A-028 (8 LP Boxed Set ‘Thanks For The Memories’) 

Red Wing
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 21st May 1968
First issued 2008 * Reader’s Digest SSTC06458 (3 CD Set ‘Rosemary Clooney & Jo Stafford - The Complete Reader’s Digest Collection’)

You Belong To Me
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 14th May 1969
First issued 1980 * Reader's Digest RD4A-036 (8 LP Boxed Set ‘They Sing The Songs’) 

When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain

Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 14th May 1969
First issued 1991 * Sony Music Special Products CD A 21841 (CD ‘Fabulous Song Stylists’) 

Over The Rainbow
with the Pied Pipers
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 8th December 1970
First issued 1978 * Reader's Digest RD4A-028 (8 LP Boxed Set ‘Thanks For The Memories’) 

Stormy Weather
with the Pied Pipers
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 8th December 1970
First issued 1978 * Reader's Digest RD4A-028 (8 LP Boxed Set ‘Thanks For The Memories’)
 
As Time Goes By
with the Pied Pipers
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 8th December 1970
First issued 1985 * Reader's Digest RBA-033/A (7 LP Boxed Set ‘Great Ladies Of Song’) 

Blue Moon
with the Pied Pipers
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 8th December 1970
First issued 1985 * Reader's Digest RBA-033/A (7 LP Boxed Set ‘Great Ladies Of Song’) 

Corinthian Track


The Corinthian album ‘Songs Of Faith, Hope, And Love’ from 1978 featured re-issues of religious songs Jo Stafford recorded for Columbia in the 1950’s. The opening track, however, was a new recording:

Whispering Hope
with Amy Weston and Tim Weston (guitar)
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 24th April 1978
First issued 1978 * Corinthian COR-111 (LP ‘Songs Of Faith, Hope, And Love’)