Jo Stafford Discography

V-Disc 290

Also issued on the Navy V-Disc label and the Marine Corps V-Disc label, V-Disc 70

Issued October 1944 – 12-inch 78 rpm record

Side A:

When Our Hearts Were Young And Gay
Recorded 17th July 1944

Recording date unknown

Side B:

(When I Grow Too Old To Dream, by Dick Haymes)

(Where Or When, by Dick Haymes)


According to the Discography for CD B in the JSP CD Box ‘Jo Stafford – 108 Classic Sides from a great American hitmaker’, ‘When Our Hearts Were Young And Gay’ was ‘recorded at rehearsals for Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop’. Actually, the name of this radio program was ‘The Chesterfield Music Shop’. ‘Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop’ was the name of the program when it was rebroadcast by the American Forces Radio Service (source:

‘Yesterdays’ must also have been recorded for ‘The Chesterfield Music Shop’ / ‘Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop’. It is not one of the songs Ms Stafford recorded specially for the V-Disc program. And since the Capitol recording of ‘Yesterdays’ was made in November 1945 (more than a year after V-Disc 290 was issued), that cannot be the recording featured on this V-Disc. It is unknown, however, when Ms Stafford performed ‘Yesterdays’ for radio. Do you have more information about the recording? Then please contact me at

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