Jo Stafford Discography

Vocalion VL 73866 (Album)

Sweet Singer Of Songs

Probably only issued as a stereo album (see ‘Notes’)

Issued April 1969 – 33 rpm LP

Side 1:

September In The Rain
Issued before on Columbia C 298 (Album 'As You Desire Me', June 1952), and on Columbia CL 2501 (Album 
'Soft and Sentimental', 3th October 1955)
Matrix No. RHCO 10098 * Recorded 18th January 1952

It Could Happen To You
Issued before on Columbia CL 1262 (Album 'I’ll Be Seeing You', 2nd February 1959)
Matrix No. RHCO 40918 * Recorded 8th August 1958

As I Love You
Issued before on Columbia 40640 (Single, 30th January 1956)
Matrix No. RHCO 33514 * Recorded 21st September 1955

I Cover The Waterfront
Matrix No RHCO 33386 * Recorded 9th March 1955 

Love For Sale
Issued before on Columbia CL 1124 (Album 'Swingin’ Down Broadway', March 1958)
Matrix No. RHCO 40533 * Recorded 26th December 1957

Side 2:

Old Devil Moon
Issued before on Columbia CL 1124 (Album 'Swingin’ Down Broadway', March 1958)
Matrix No. RHCO 40551 * Recorded 26th December 1957

Teach Me Tonight
Issued before on Columbia 40351 (Single, October 1954), Columbia B-2527 ('Hall of Fame' EP, 1957), and on 
Columbia CL 1228 (Album 'Jo's Greatest Hits', November 1958)
Matrix No. RHCO 33227 * Recorded 26th September 1954

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Issued before on Columbia 40406 (Single, 27th December 1954), and on Columbia CL 2591 (Album 'A Gal Named Jo', 1956) 
Matrix No. RHCO 10651 * Recorded 8th December 1953

Night And Day
with the Starlighters
Issued before on Columbia CL-6238 (Album 'Jo Stafford Sings Broadway’s Best', January 1953), Columbia B-1660 
(EP ‘Broadway’s Best’, 1953), and on Columbia CL-584 (Re-issue of the Album 'Jo Stafford Sings Broadway’s Best', 
9th August 1954)
Matrix No. RHCO 10296 * Recorded 12th September 1952

Blues In The Night
with the Starliters
Issued before on Columbia CL 1332 (Album 'Ballad Of The Blues', 8th October 1959)
Matrix No. RHCO 46107 * Recorded 20th February 1959


This album is marked ‘Simulated Stereo’ – which means that an artificial stereo effect was added to the original recordings which Decca (the owner of the Vocalion label) acquired from Columbia Records in 1968.
In his Vocalion Album Discography, Mike Callahan from Both Sides Now Publications suggests there’s a mono version of this album, too (catalog number: Vocalion VL 3866). However, the 'New Album Releases’ section of Billboard’s April 5, 1969 issue only mentions a stereo version. Furthermore, I haven’t spotted a mono version VL 3866 on Ebay or on record sellers’ websites so far. I assume that ‘Sweet Singer Of Songs’ was only available in a stereo version. Disagree? 
Then please contact me at
The fact that Billboard listed this album in its 'New Album Releases for April' section points to a release date in April, 1969.

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