Jo Stafford
Date of birth: 12-11-1917
Date of death: 16-07-2008

Stafford was an American jazz singer known for the purity of her voice. Lets remember her life as an entertainer and loving persona.

Stafford was an American jazz singer known for the purity of her voice. Lets remember her life as an entertainer and loving persona.

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  • 2 years
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    Siempre recordaré tu voz y lo bien que me hacía sentir espiritualmente al escucharla, especialmente en la época del Big Band. Descansa en paz.

    Guayaquil - Ecuador

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  • 2 years, 5 months
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    Strangest thing:just realized that Jo came vividly to mind just after her birthday. Playing "You Belong To Me" on guitar and voice for her main demographic recently, it seemed desirable to obtain some of her recorded music, conspicuously wanting.

    ...went bananas and got mp3s of everything most craved:

    "This Time"
    "All Our Own"
    (Superlative, exquisite!)
    Select cuts from "Autumn in NY"
    "If (They Made Me a Queen)"
    "You Belong to Me"
    "Teach Me Tonight"
    "It Is No Secret"
    Albums:
    "Happy Holiday/I Love Winter Weather"
    ("Moonlight in Vermont"...oh dear Lord!)
    "Once Over Lightly"
    "I'll Be Seeing You"

    That voice. The ideal manifestation of the feminine aspect of music. Tears and near-out-of-body experience at points.

    A childhood favorite; mom's vinyls through a Columbia portable (? it was GIANT) phonograph enriched many a Sunday afternoon.

    Blessed

    Elliot
    Bliss

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  • 3 years, 4 months
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    I came to appreciate Jo long after her prime time when I heard her version of "Long Ago and Far Away" as background music for some show on television. I had to find that beautiful,pure,warm voice and, happily, I was successful and went on to purchase several of her albums. Fame,even when it's richly deserved as in her case,is fleeting- I can only hope that someone does a movie about her sometime and her voice will then be introduced to a new generation. If not, I hope I make it to heaven because I'm sure she can be heard there. Peace,Jo. John Aughinbaugh

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  • 3 years, 6 months
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    I remember hearing Jo on the radio, short wave, of course, in India. Our family did not have a record player or any equipment to play records or listen to tapes. But we had a radio, and listened to the then 'Binaca Hit Parade', which was aired over by the only English station that we could hear on our short wave radio, Radio Ceylon, then broadcasting from the island of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. Being a Seventh Day Adventist, somebody told me that Jo was an SDA, but gave up that form of religion to become a singing star. I don't know if that is true. However, I still listen to her voice over the CDs that I have bought, especially the one that she sings the religious songs with Gordon MacCray, the best duet combination I have ever heard. She was the best voice that ever performed, regardless of religious or secular music.

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  • 3 years, 10 months
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    Jo Stafford became my favorite singer in the early 1940's and is still my favoirite in 2010. Next to my wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her voice has been the love of my life. I'm now 79 and it is my sincere and selfish wish that I will be blessed with at least a few more years of listening to Jo's beautiful recordings.

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  • 4 years, 1 month
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    A beautifully natural talent with an incredibly smooth voice for the ages. The best of her day & still unforgettable today. RIP Jo

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  • 4 years, 1 month
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    I was about 8 years old when I first heard Jo. My favorite song was "You Belong To Me". That song inspired me to travel all over the world when I became an adult. I miss her very beautiful voice.

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  • 4 years, 2 months
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    I was born in 37, and heard her beautiful voice coming out of many radios and loudspeakers in the 40s, 50, and 60s. I have a big collection of her CDs and those of the Pied Pipers. She was so special. She will always be my favorite pop singer and one of my favorite musician singers, period, in any genre.
    Oh, that "Haunted heart," and "In the Still of the Night" !!!!!
    God Bless Jo Stafford.

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  • 4 years, 3 months
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    My first encounter with Jo's wonderful voice was in the 1980's, when as a teenager, I listened to a big band station in Eugene, Oregon. They would play "No Other Love" and I fell in love with her voice, her impeccable tone and control. I sought her music for years, until just recently, I was able to purchase a collection of her work. I still love to listen to her. Bless her and her wonderful talent. She is sorely missed.

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  • 4 years, 3 months
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    They had an old fashion record player on the Destroyer,USS Buck that I was assigned to from '51 to '53. Her singing of "You belong to me" was among the most played. Almost 60 years ago. WOW, am I getting old!

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