Jo Stafford Discography

1953

All recording sessions took place in Los Angeles.

March 17, 1953 (Tuesday)

My Jean (Matrix No. RHCO 10420) * Recorded for the album ‘My Heart’s In The Highlands’ (Columbia CL-6274)
The Bonnie Lad That’s Far Away (Matrix No. RHCO 10432) * Recorded for the album ‘My Heart’s In The Highlands’ (Columbia CL-6274)
My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose (Matrix No. RHCO 10433) * Recorded for the album ‘My Heart’s In The Highlands’ (Columbia CL-6274)
John Anderson, My Jo (Matrix No. RHCO 10434) * Recorded for the album ‘My Heart’s In The Highlands’ (Columbia CL-6274) 

March 27, 1953 (Friday)

A Bushel And A Peck (with Frankie Laine) (Matrix No. RHCO 10439) * Originally not issued in the US
If I Were A Bell (Matrix No. RHCO 10440) * Originally only issued in the United Kingdom, this track was included in the Various Artists’ album ‘Guys And Dolls’ (Columbia CL 2567, January 1956).
Someone’s Been Reading My Mail (Matrix No. RHCO 10441) * Recorded for single Columbia 40021
Rollin’ Rollin’ Stone (Matrix No. 10442) * Unissued 

‘A Bushel And A Peck’ (Matrix No. RHCO 10439) was issued on single in the United Kingdom. The recording is available in the US since 1994, when it was included in the CD ‘Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford – The Duets’ (Bear Family Records BCD15620).

March 29, 1953 (Sunday)

Floatin’ Down To Cotton Town (with Frankie Laine and Carl Fischer – piano) (Matrix No. RHCO 10448) * Recorded for the album ‘A Musical Portrait Of New Orleans’ (Columbia CL-6268)
‘Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (with Frankie Laine and Carl Fischer – piano) (Matrix No. RHCO 10450) * Recorded for the album ‘A Musical Portrait Of New Orleans’ (Columbia CL-6268)
Basin Street Blues (with Frankie Laine and Carl Fischer – piano) (Matrix No. RHCO 10460) * Recorded for the album ‘A Musical Portrait Of New Orleans’ (Columbia CL-6268)

April 4, 1953 (Saturday)

Just Another Polka (with the Norman Luboff Choir) (Matrix No. RHCO 10468) * Recorded for single Columbia 40000
My Dearest, My Darling (with the Norman Luboff Choir and Mitch Miller - English horn) (Matrix No. RHCO 10469) * Recorded for single Columbia 40000 

May 7, 1953 (Thursday)

I Found A Friend (Matrix No. RHCO 10494) * Recorded for single Columbia 21165-s
Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere (Matrix No. RHCO 10495) * Recorded for the album ‘Garden Of Prayer’ (Columbia C-411)

May 25, 1953 (Monday)

I’m Your Girl (Matrix No. RHCO 10504) * Recorded for single Columbia 40021 

Note
On this day, Grover Cleveland Stafford, Jo Stafford’s father, celebrated his 68th birthday.

June 22, 1953 (Monday)

Goin’ Like Wildfire (with Frankie Laine and the Norman Luboff Choir and Carl Fischer – piano) (Matrix No. RHCO 10522) * Recorded for single Columbia 40198
Rollin’ Down The Line (with Frankie Laine and Carl Fischer – piano) (Matrix No. RHCO 10523) * Recorded for single Columbia 40198 

June 24, 1953 (Wednesday)

Invisible Hands (with the Norman Luboff Choir) (Matrix No. RHCO 10535) * Recorded for single Columbia 21165-s 

June 25, 1953 (Thursday)

Peace In The Valley [There’ll Be] (with the Norman Luboff Choir) (Matrix No. RHCO 10536) * Recorded for the album ‘Garden Of Prayer’ (Columbia C-411)
The Beautiful Garden Of Prayer (with the Norman Luboff Choir) (Matrix No. RHCO 10537) * Recorded for the album ‘Garden Of Prayer’ (Columbia C-411)
Cup Of Joy (Matrix No. RHCO 10538) * Recorded for single Columbia 40059 

July 10, 1953 (Friday)

Molly’s Meek, Molly’s Sweet (with Mitch Miller - Oboe) (Matrix No. RHCO 10571) * Recorded for the album ‘My Heart’s In The Highlands’ (Columbia CL-6274)
My Heart’s In The Highlands (with Mitch Miller – Oboe and English horn) (Matrix No. RHCO 10572) * Recorded for the album ‘My Heart’s In The Highlands’ (Columbia CL-6274)
Green Grown The Rushes, O (with Mitch Miller – Oboe and English horn) (Matrix No. RHCO 10573) * Recorded for the album ‘My Heart’s In The Highlands’ (Columbia CL-6274)
Ye Banks And Braes Of Bonnie Doon (Matrix No. RHCO 10574) * Recorded for the album ‘My Heart’s In The Highlands’ (Columbia CL-6274) 

July 17, 1953 (Friday)

Living For Only You (Matrix No. RHCO 10579) * Recorded for single Columbia 40059 

August 13, 1953 (Thursday)

Little Man With A Candy Cigar (Matrix No. RHCO 10584) * Recorded for the EP ‘Thank You For Calling’ ( Columbia B-1880)

September 17, 1953 (Thursday)

Our Love Is Here To Stay (Matrix No. RHCO 10585) * Recorded for the EP ‘Thank You For Calling’ ( Columbia B-1880)
Christmas Blues (Matrix No. RHCO 10596) * Recorded for single Columbia 40103
What Good Am I Without You (Matrix No. RHCO 10597) * Recorded for single Columbia 40103 

November 16, 1953 (Monday)

Adi-Adios Amigo (with the Norman Luboff Choir) (Matrix No. RHCO 10648) * Recorded for single Columbia 40143 

November 27, 1953 (Friday)

Make Love To Me (Matrix No. RHCO 10660 1N) * Unissued
Where Are You? (Matrix No. RHCO 10661) * Recorded for single Columbia 40250
Taking A Chance On Love (Matrix No. RHCO 10662) * Recorded for the EP ‘Thank You For Calling’ (Columbia B-1880)

December 8, 1953 (Tuesday)

The Dixieland Band (Matrix No. 10650) * Recorded as an extra track for the re-issue of the album ‘A Musical Portrait Of New Orleans’ (Columbia CL-578)
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Matrix No. RHCO 10651) * Recorded for single Columbia 40406
Make Love To Me (Matrix No. RHCO 10660) * Recorded for single Columbia 40143 

December 18, 1953 (Friday)

April And You (with Liberace - piano) (Matrix No. RHCO 10704) * Recorded for single Columbia 40170
Indiscretion (with Liberace - piano) (Matrix No. RHCO 10705) * Recorded for single Columbia 40170
The Miracle Of The Juggler (with Liberace - piano) (Matrix No. RHCO 10706) * Unissued

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