Jo Stafford Discography

1943


All recording sessions took place in Los Angeles.

October 15, 1943 (Friday)


Old Acquaintance (Matrix No. 78) * Recorded for single Capitol 142
How Sweet You Are (Matrix No. 79) * Recorded for single Capitol 142
Blues In The Night (with Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers) (Matrix No. 84) * Recorded for the album 
‘Songs By Johnny Mercer’ (Capitol A-1) 

During this same session, The Pied Pipers (of which Ms Stafford still was a member) recorded their single 
'Pistol Packin’ Mama' / 'Deacon Jones' (Capitol 140) 

October 22, 1943 (Friday)


Too Marvellous For Words (Matrix No. 89) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Johnny Mercer’ (Capitol A-1)
I Remember You (Matrix No. 90) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Johnny Mercer’ (Capitol A-1)
Jamboree Jones (with Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers)(Matrix No. 91) * Originally unissued

During this same session, Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers recorded ‘Dixieland Band’ for the album 
‘Songs By Johnny Mercer’ (Capitol A-1).

‘Jamboree Jones’ (Matrix No. 91) was issued in 1997, on the CD ‘Best Of The Pied Pipers’ (Collectors’ Choice 
CCM-041-2). The version of ‘Jamboree Jones’ featured on the album ‘Songs Of Johnny Mercer’ would be recorded four weeks later, on November 12.

November 12, 1943 (Friday)


You Grow Sweeter [As The Years Go By](with The Pied Pipers)(Matrix No. 100-A) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs By Johnny Mercer’ (Capitol A-1)
You And Your Love (with The Pied Pipers)(Matrix No. 101-A) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs By Johnny Mercer’ (Capitol A-1)
Jamboree Jones (with Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers)(Matrix No. 103-A) * Recorded for the album 
‘Songs By Johnny Mercer’ (Capitol A-1)

During this same session, Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers recorded ‘On The Nodaway Road’ for the album 
‘Songs By Johnny Mercer’ (Capitol A-1).

Notes
November 12 was Jo Stafford’s birthday. On this day, she turned 26. 
It was also the day her first single, ‘Old Acquaintance / How Sweet You Are’ was issued.

December 3, 1943 (Friday)


Cuddle Up A Little Closer (with The Pied Pipers)(Matrix No. 127) * Recorded for single Capitol 168
It Could Happen To You (Matrix No. 129) * Recorded for single Capitol 158
Someone To Love (Matrix No. 130) * Recorded for single Capitol 158 

During this same session, The Pied Pipers (of which Ms Stafford still was a member) recorded ‘Journey To A Star’ 
for their single Capitol 148.