Jo Stafford Discography

Reader's Digest RD4-63 (Album)

Popular Music Hit Parade
110 All-Time Favorites


Only issued as a stereo album 

Issued 1968 (Date unknown) – Nine Record Box Set


Record 1, ‘The Best Hits Of Today’:


Side 1:

(Java, by Bob Crosby and His Orchestra featuring The Bobcats)

(A Dreamer's Holiday, by Vic Damone)

(Winchester Cathedral, by Marty Paich, His Orchestra and Chorus)

(Music To Watch Girls By, by Marty Paich and His Orchestra)

Somewhere, My Love
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 7th October 1967 

(Can't Take My Eyes Off You, by Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)

Side 2:

(Georgy Girl, by The Hank Levine Singers and Orchestra)

(Strangers In The Night, by Bill Lee)

(A Man And A Woman, by Johnny Gibbs and His Orchestra)

(Up, Up And Away, by Marty Paich, His Orchestra and Chorus)

(A Day In The Life Of A Fool [Manhã de Carnaval], by Vic Damone)

(Cabaret, by Ray Davis and His Button-Down Brass)


Record 8, ‘Remember?’ / ‘Peter Gunn And Other Popular TV Themes’:


Side 1:

I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
with Warren Covington (trombone)
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded October 1967 

(I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, by Paul Weston and His Orchestra)

(Mean To Me, by Vic Damone)

(Back In Your Own Backyard, by Paul Weston and His Orchestra)

I’ll Be Seeing You
Matrix No. unknown * Recorded 7th October 1967 

(If I Had You, by Paul Weston and His Orchestra)

Side 2:

(Peter Gunn, by Warren Barker and His Orchestra)

(Peyton Place, by Warren Barker and His Orchestra)

(I Spy, by Warren Barker and His Orchestra)

(The Untouchables, by Warren Barker and His Orchestra)

(Gunsmoke, by Warren Barker and His Orchestra)

(Theme From Route 66, by Warren Barker and His Orchestra)


The seven discs without Jo Stafford tracks:


Record 2: ‘Academy Award Winners’ / ‘Downright Fun’
(Artists: Marni Nixon; Pete King, His Chorus and Orchestra; The Hank Levine Singers and Orchestra)

Record 3: ‘A Gershwin Serenade’ /  ‘The Insinuating Bossa Nova’
(Artists: Peter Parker at the Piano with Marty Paich and His Orchestra; Johnny Gibbs and His Orchestra; Vic Damone; Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra; Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra)

Record 4: ‘Dance Time’ /  ‘Swing Time’
(Artists: Les Brown and His Band of Renown)

Record 5: ‘Pop Hits From The Countryside’ /  ‘Country Music Whing Ding’
(Artists: Louis Nunley; The Nashville Sounds with Orchestra; Dottie DeLeon; The Hurshel Wiginton Singers with Orchestra; Jerry Reed, Guitar; Billie Rose; Peter Wade, Guitar with Orchestra)

Record 6: ‘Sweet And Lovely’ / ‘A Touch Of Tijuana’
(Artists: Bill Lee; Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra; Bill And Diana Lee; Joy Martell; Johnny Gibbs and His Orchestra; Vic Damone; The Caballeros; Ray Davis and His Button-Down Brass)

Record 7: ‘The Happy Pianos Of Wayne And Geraldi’ /  ‘Dixieland Jam Session’
(Artists: Wayne And Geraldi, Twin Pianos with Orchestra; Bob Crosby and His Orchestra featuring The Bobcats; 
Joy Martell)

Record 9: ‘Show Stoppers’ /  ‘The Sounds Of Nashville’
(Artists: Frank De Vol and His Orchestra; Bill and Diana Lee; Bill Lee; Joy Martell; Jerry Reed and Weldon Myrick, Guitars, with The Hurshel Wiginton Singers; Joe Babcock; The Nashville Sounds with Strings; Dottie DeLeon;
The Hurshel Wiginton Singers with Orchestra)


NOTE

Jim Marshall states, in his Jo Stafford Discography, that this Box Set was released in 1967. Most other discographers, however, think it was issued in 1968. According to Reader’s Digest album collectors ‘Sepp and Brian’, the set is marked ‘1968’ (see www.seppandbrian.com)

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