Jo Stafford Discography

1950


All recording sessions took place in Los Angeles.

January 14, 1950 (Saturday)

Beyond The Sunset (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5393) * Recorded for single Capitol 868
Near Me (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5394) * Recorded for single Capitol 868
Dearie (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5407) * Recorded for single Capitol 858
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5408) * Recorded for single Capitol 858 

February 7, 1950 (Tuesday)

When April Comes Again (Matrix No. 5155) * Recorded for single Capitol 914 

March 8, 1950 (Wednesday)

On The Outgoing Tide (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 5618) * Recorded for single Capitol 946
Ask Me No Questions [And I’ll Tell You No Lies] (with the Starlighters) (Matrix No. 5627) * Recorded for single Capitol 946 

March 22, 1950 (Wednesday)

Down The Lane (with Gordon MacRae and the Jud Conlon Singers) (Matrix No. 5689) * Recorded for single Capitol 969
You Are My Love (with Gordon MacRae and the Jud Conlon Singers) (Matrix No. 5690) * Recorded for single Capitol 969
Where Are You Gonna Be When The Moon Shines (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5691) * Recorded for single Capitol 999
Driftin’ Down The Dreamy Ol’ Ohio (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5692) * Recorded for single Capitol 999
Disc Jockey Interviews - Part 1 (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5693) * Unissued
Disc Jockey Interviews - Part 2 (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5694) * Unissued
Disc Jockey Interviews - Part 3 (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5695) * Unissued
Disc Jockey Interviews - Part 4 (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 5696) * Unissued 

April 27, 1950 (Thursday)

Simple Melody (Play A) (with the Starlighters & Paul Weston’s Dixie Eight) (Matrix No. 5921) * Recorded for single Capitol 1039
Pagan Love Song (with Paul Weston’s Dixie Eight) (Matrix No. 5922) * Recorded for single Capitol 1039 

May 17, 1950 (Wednesday)

The Rosary (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6039) * Recorded for single Capitol 1061
A Perfect Day (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6040) * Recorded for single Capitol 1061
Sometime (with George Greeley - piano) (Matrix No. 6041) * Recorded for single Capitol 1053
No Other Love (with George Greeley - piano) (Matrix No. 6042) * Recorded for single Capitol 1053 

June 2, 1950 (Friday)

Abide With Me (with the Ravenscroft Quartet) (Matrix No. 6091) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Faith’ (Capitol CC-9014)
Rock Of Ages (with the Ravenscroft Quartet) (Matrix No. 6092) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Faith’ (Capitol CC-9014)
He Leadeth Me (with the Ravenscroft Quartet) (Matrix No. 6093) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Faith’ (Capitol CC-9014)
Lead Kindly Light (with the Ravenscroft Quartet) (Matrix No. 6094) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Faith’ (Capitol CC-9014) 

Note
June 2 was the birthday of Jo Stafford’s older sister Pauline (born 1906).

June 7, 1950 (Wednesday)

The Old Rugged Cross (with the Ravenscroft Quartet) (Matrix No. 6105) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Faith’ (Capitol CC-9014)
In The Garden (with the Ravenscroft Quartet) (Matrix No. 6106) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Faith’ (Capitol CC-9014)
The Battle Hymn Of The Republic (with the Ravenscroft Quartet) (Matrix No. 6107) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Faith’ (Capitol CC-9014)
Nearer My God To Thee (with the Ravenscroft Quartet) (Matrix No. 6108) * Recorded for the album ‘Songs Of Faith’ (Capitol CC-9014) 

July 13, 1950 (Thursday)

Goodnight Irene (with vocal trio and Harold Mooney’s Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6327) * Recorded for single Capitol 1142
Our Very Own (with Harold Mooney’s Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6328) * Recorded for single Capitol 1142
Autumn Leaves (with Harold Mooney’s Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6329) * Recorded for single Capitol 1248
La Vie En Rose (instrumental accompaniment conducted by Harold Mooney with violin solo by Mischa Russell) (Matrix No. 6380) * Recorded for single Capitol 1153 

August 7, 1950 (Monday)

Last Night (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6491) * Recorded for the album ‘Sunday Evening Songs’ (Capitol CC-247)
Now The Day Is Over (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6492) * Recorded for the album ‘Sunday Evening Songs’ (Capitol CC-247)
Sweet And Low (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6493) * Recorded for the album ‘Sunday Evening Songs’ (Capitol CC-247)
Juanita (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6494) * Recorded for the album ‘Sunday Evening Songs’ (Capitol CC-247)

August 10, 1950 (Thursday)

Stars Of The Summer Night (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6366) * Recorded for the album ‘Sunday Evening Songs’ (Capitol CC-247)
In The Gloaming (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6367) * Recorded for the album ‘Sunday Evening Songs’ 
(Capitol CC-247)
Long, Long Ago (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6368) * Recorded for the album ‘Sunday Evening Songs’ (Capitol CC-247)
Love’s Old Sweet Song (with Gordon MacRae) (Matrix No. 6369) * Recorded for the album ‘Sunday Evening Songs’ (Capitol CC-247)

August 26, 1950 (Saturday)

I’ll See You After Church On Sunday Morning (with Gordon MacRae and the Bill Loose Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6554) * Recorded for single Capitol 1235
Yesterday - A Waltz Song (with Gordon MacRae with the Bill Loose Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6555) * Recorded for single Capitol 1235
I’m In The Middle Of A Riddle (with Gordon MacRae and the Bill Loose Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6556) * Recorded for single Capitol 1195
Tea For Two (with Gordon MacRae and the Bill Loose Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6557) * Recorded for single Capitol 1195
 

October 16, 1950 (Monday)

The Handsome Stranger (Matrix No. RHCO 4288) * Recorded for single Columbia 39130
If (Matrix No. RHCO 4289) * Recorded for single Columbia 39082
Use Your Imagination (Matrix No. RHCO 4290) * Recorded for single Columbia 39049
Where Oh! Where? (Matrix No. RHCO 4291) * Recorded for single Columbia 39049 

Note
This was Ms Stafford’s first recording session for Columbia Records – the company she had signed with in 1950. It marked the beginning of a period in which she recorded for two record companies at the same time: as a condition for granting her release from Capitol Records, Capitol got the assurance Ms Stafford would record an additional eight tracks before December 15, 1950 (source: St. Petersburg Times, November 2, 1950).

October 25, 1950 (Wednesday)

Stardust (Matrix No. RHCO 4299) * Recorded for single Columbia 39056
A Friend Of Johnny’s (Matrix No. RHCO 4300) * Originally not issued in the US
Goodnight Pillow (Matrix No. RHCO 4301) * Recorded for single Columbia 39129
You Don’t Remind Me (Matrix No. RHCO 4302) * Recorded for single Columbia 39056 

‘A Friend Of Johnny’s’ (Matrix No. RHCO 4300) was issued on single in the United Kingdom. The recording is available in the US since 2008, when it was included in the 4-CD Box Set ‘Jo Stafford - 108 Classic Sides From A Great American Hitmaker’ ( JSP Records JSP 950).

October 31, 1950 (Tuesday)

Hold Me, Hold Me (with Gordon MacRae and the Bill Loose Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6797) * Recorded for single Capitol 1307
To Think You’ve Chosen Me (with Gordon MacRae and the Bill Loose Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6798) * Recorded for single Capitol 1307
It Was So Beautiful [And You Were Mine] (with the Bill Loose Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6799) * Recorded for single Capitol 1312
Love Is A Masquerade (with the Bill Loose Orchestra) (Matrix No. 6800) * Recorded for single Capitol 1312 

November 1, 1950 (Wednesday)

Tennessee Waltz (Matrix No. RHCO 4303) * Recorded for single Columbia 39065
If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time (Matrix No. RHCO 4304) * Recorded for single Columbia 39065
It Is No Secret (with Quartet) (Matrix No. RHCO 4305) * Recorded for single Columbia 39082 

December 1, 1950 (Friday)

Teardrops From My Eyes (with Gene Autry and orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner) (Matrix No. RHCO 4342) * Recorded for single Columbia 39086
My Heart Cries For You (with Gene Autry and orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner) (Matrix No. RHCO 4343) * Recorded for single Columbia 39086 

Note
This recording session took place only eight days after Mrs Anna York Stafford, Jo Stafford’s mother, had died. Mrs Stafford died of a heart attack on Thursday night, November 23.

December 30, 1950 (Saturday)

Somebody (with the Norman Luboff Choir) (Matrix No. RHCO 4419) * Recorded for single Columbia 39389

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