Jo Stafford

Jo Stafford

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Jo Stafford (born Jo Elizabeth Stafford, 12 November 1917, in Coalinga, California and died July 16, 2008 at Century City, California) was an American jazz and big band singer whose career spanned the late 1930s through the early 1960s. She was known especially as a fond favorite of name bandleaders during World War II and in the years immediately after. Stafford was greatly admired for the purity of her voice and was considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era. Even now, hers are widely held as the supreme versions of jazz standards "It Could Happen to You" and "Blue Moon. More Info »

Top Albums

  • The Columbia Hits Collection
    The Columbia Hits Collection
  • G.I. Jo Sings The Hits
    G.I. Jo Sings The Hits
  • Autumn in New York/Starring Jo Stafford
    Autumn in New York/Starring Jo Stafford
  • The Magic of Jo Stafford
    The Magic of Jo Stafford
  • You Belong To Me
    You Belong To Me
  • Meet Jo Stafford
    Meet Jo Stafford
  • Yes Indeed!
    Yes Indeed!
  • Too Marvellous For Words
    Too Marvellous For Words
  • All The Top Ten Hits (Plus Exclusive Interview)
    All The Top Ten Hits (Plus Exclusive Interview)
  • Jo + Jazz
    Jo + Jazz
  • For You
    For You
  • The Best Of The War Years
    The Best Of The War Years
  • Spotlight on Jo Stafford
    Spotlight on Jo Stafford
  • Happy Holidays - I Love The Winter Weather
    Happy Holidays - I Love The Winter Weather
  • Broadway Revisited
    Broadway Revisited
  • Greatest Hits (Int'l Only)
    Greatest Hits (Int'l Only)
  • Jo Stafford Capitol Collectors Series
    Jo Stafford Capitol Collectors Series
  • Autumn In New York
    Autumn In New York
  • Great Ladies Of Song / Spotlight On Jo Stafford
    Great Ladies Of Song / Spotlight On Jo Stafford
  • Capitol Collectors Series
    Capitol Collectors Series
  • Autumn In New York And Other Classics
    Autumn In New York And Other Classics
  • Beyond the Stars
    Beyond the Stars
  • Jo Stafford Fifty Favourites Volume 2
    Jo Stafford Fifty Favourites Volume 2
  • Jo Stafford Selected Hits Vol. 1
    Jo Stafford Selected Hits Vol. 1
  • Autumn in New York/ Starring Jo Stafford
    Autumn in New York/ Starring Jo Stafford
  • Joyful Season
    Joyful Season
  • Starring Jo Stafford
    Starring Jo Stafford
  • The Platinum Collection - Jo Stafford
    The Platinum Collection - Jo Stafford
  • Sincerely Yours
    Sincerely Yours
  • Great to Be Alive
    Great to Be Alive
  • The Very Best of Jo Stafford
    The Very Best of Jo Stafford
  • The Best of Jo Stafford
    The Best of Jo Stafford
  • Rarity Music Pop, Vol. 336 (I'll Be Seeing You)
    Rarity Music Pop, Vol. 336 (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • Jo Stafford Selected Hits Vol. 2
    Jo Stafford Selected Hits Vol. 2
  • The Ultimate Capitol Collection
    The Ultimate Capitol Collection
  • Jo Stafford. Make Love To Me - Her 54 Finest 1942-1953
    Jo Stafford. Make Love To Me - Her 54 Finest 1942-1953
  • The Capitol Rarities 1943 - 1950
    The Capitol Rarities 1943 - 1950
  • Ballad Of The Blues
    Ballad Of The Blues
  • American Folk Songs
    American Folk Songs
  • Swingin' Down Broadway
    Swingin' Down Broadway
  • Blue Moon
    Blue Moon
  • Diamond Master Series - Jo Stafford
    Diamond Master Series - Jo Stafford
  • In the Still of the Night
    In the Still of the Night
  • The Columbia Singles Collection Vol. 1
    The Columbia Singles Collection Vol. 1
  • Jo Stafford on Capitol
    Jo Stafford on Capitol
  • The Old Rugged Cross
    The Old Rugged Cross
  • Jo Stafford Sings Love Songs
    Jo Stafford Sings Love Songs
  • Yes Indeed - 'a' You're Adorable
    Yes Indeed - 'a' You're Adorable

Jo Stafford. Artist Bio

Jo Stafford (born Jo Elizabeth Stafford, 12 November 1917, in Coalinga, California and died July 16, 2008 at Century City, California) was an American jazz and big band singer whose career spanned the late 1930s through the early 1960s. She was known especially as a fond favorite of name bandleaders during World War II and in the years immediately after. Stafford was greatly admired for the purity of her voice and was considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era. Even now, hers are widely held as the supreme versions of jazz standards "It Could Happen to You" and "Blue Moon." She sang with male partners on occasion, including Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. She was also considered a pioneer of modern musical parody, having won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1961 (with husband Paul Weston) for their album Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris.

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