18 July 2008

Jo Stafford (1917-2008)

altho she's best rememberd as a 40s big band singer   Stafford was still a major recording star while I was in high school. we always knew when a dance was abt to end because her Columbis recording of "It's Almost Tomorrow" wd play & that wd be the close of the evening. in 2002 I sent my worn copy of that to Martha Braun as part of the piece "45s from the 50s."

ironically I saw Stafford on screen in "Ship Ahoy" just 2 nites ago. in that & "Las Vegas Nights" -- which I saw recently as well -- she stood beside Frank Sinatra in what were the first 2 films of his long screen career.

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