Jo Stafford Discography

1949


All recording sessions took place in Los Angeles.

January 5, 1949 (Wednesday)


I Wonder As I Wander (Matrix No. 3842) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-90037 

We all know this track from the album ‘Jo Stafford Sings American Folk Songs’, but this album was issued in April 1948, almost a year before ‘I Wonder As I Wander’ was recorded. The song - initially issued on single - was added to the album’s tracklist when it was re-issued as a 33 rpm LP in 1950.

January 7, 1949 (Friday)


Begin The Beguine (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 3838) * Recorded for single Capitol 15410 

January 12, 1949 (Wednesday)


Just Reminiscin’ (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 3858) * Recorded for single Capitol 15378
On The Alamo (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 3859) * Recorded for single Capitol 15410
Always True To You In My Fashion (Matrix No. 3860) * Recorded for single Capitol 15378 

January 28, 1949 (Friday)


Need You (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 3922) * Recorded for single Capitol 15393
A -You’re Adorable (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 3923) * Recorded for single Capitol 15393 

February 11, 1949 (Friday)


Always True To You In My Fashion (Matrix No. 3966) * Recorded for the album ‘Kiss Me Kate’ (Capitol CD-144)

This version of ‘Always True To You…’ is not to be confused with the version Ms Stafford recorded for Capitol single 15378 on January 12, 1949.

February 16, 1949 (Wednesday)


Wunderbar (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 3972) * Recorded for the album ‘Kiss Me Kate’ (Capitol CD-144)
Why Can’t You Behave? (Matrix No. 3973) * Recorded for single Capitol 15424 

Although ‘Why Can’t You Behave?’ (Matrix No. 3973) was included in the album ‘Kiss Me Kate’, it was issued on single before the album came out.

February 23, 1949 (Wednesday)


I Hate Men (Matrix No. 3994) * Recorded for the album ‘Kiss Me Kate’ (Capitol CD-144)

March 9, 1949 (Wednesday)


Some Enchanted Evening (Matrix No. 4087) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-544
I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 4088) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-544

March 11, 1949 (Friday)


Just One Way To Say I Love You (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 4440) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-665
Homework (Matrix No. 4441) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-665

March 23, 1949 (Wednesday)


Thank You (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 4111) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-566
My One And Only Highland Fling (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 4112) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-566

April 1, 1949 (Friday)


Smiles (with Dave Lambert and his vocal choir) (Matrix No. 4130) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-604
Jolly Jo (with Dave Lambert and his vocal choir (Matrix No. 4131) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-604

June 3, 1949 (Friday)


Whispering Hope (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 4515) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-690
A Thought In My Heart (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 4519) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-690

July 14, 1949 (Thursday)


The Last Mile Home (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 4658) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-710
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (with the Starlighters and Joe ‘Fingers’ Carr – piano) (Matrix No. 4659) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-710 

August 29, 1949 (Monday)


If I Ever Love Again (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 4908) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-742
Red River Valley (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 4909) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-742

August 30, 1949 (Tuesday)


Songs Of Christmas (Medley, Part 1) (with Gordon MacRae and choir) (Matrix No. 4726) * Recorded for single Capitol 79-90032
Songs Of Christmas (Medley, Part 2) (with Gordon MacRae and choir) (Matrix No. 4727) * Recorded for single Capitol 79-90032
Gesu Bambino (with unaccompanied choir) (Matrix No. 4729) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-90037

‘Gesu Bambino’ (Matrix No. 4729) was added to the tracklist of ‘Songs Of Christmas’ when it was re-issued as an EP in 1956.

October 31, 1949 (Monday)


Happy Times (Matrix No. 4308) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-785
Scarlet Ribbons [For Her Hair] (Matrix No. 4309) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-785
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 4310) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-782
Echoes (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 4311) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-782

November 23, 1949 (Wednesday)


It’s Great To Be Alive (with Johnny Mercer) (Matrix No. 4320) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-793
They Talk A Different Language [Yodel Blues] (with Johnny Mercer and mixed chorus) (Matrix No. 4321) * Recorded for single Capitol 57-793 

December 21, 1949 (Wednesday)


Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 5339) * Recorded for single Capitol 824
Open Door, Open Arms (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 5340) * Recorded for single Capitol 824
On Miami Shore (Matrix No. 5341) * Unissued