Jo Stafford
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1917-11-12
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Jo Stafford Biography (Wikipedia)

Jo Elizabeth Stafford (November 12, 1917 – July 16, 2008) was an American traditional pop music singer and occasional actress, whose career spanned five decades from the late 1930s to the early 1980s. Admired for the purity of her voice, she originally underwent classical training to become an opera singer before following a career in popular music, and by 1955 had achieved more worldwide record sales than any other female artist. Her 1952 song "You Belong to Me" topped the charts in the United States and United Kingdom, the record becoming the first by a female artist to reach number one on the U.K. Singles Chart.

Born in Coalinga, California, Stafford made her first musical appearance at age twelve. While still at high school she joined her two older sisters to form a vocal trio named The Stafford Sisters, who found moderate success on radio and in film. In 1938, while the sisters were part of the cast of Twentieth Century Fox's production of Alexander's Ragtime Band, Stafford met the future members of The Pied Pipers and became the group's lead singer. Bandleader Tommy Dorsey hired them in 1939 to perform back-up vocals for his orchestra.

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The Gentleman is a Dope
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The Gentleman is a Dope
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The Best Things in Life are Free (feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra)
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The Best Things in Life are Free (feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra)
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Long Ago and Far Away
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Long Ago and Far Away
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I'll Take Tallulah
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I'll Take Tallulah
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Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
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Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
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Christmas Roses
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Christmas Roses
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As You Desire Me
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As You Desire Me
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In the Still of the Night
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In the Still of the Night
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I Should Care
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I Should Care
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I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
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I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
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Whispering Hope (feat. Gordon MacRae)
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Whispering Hope (feat. Gordon MacRae)
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Early Autumn
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Early Autumn
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A Sunday Kind of Love
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A Sunday Kind of Love
Frankie Laine
Hey, Good Lookin' (Whatcha Got Cookin'?)
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Hey, Good Lookin' (Whatcha Got Cookin'?)
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Why Can’t You behave?
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Why Can’t You behave?
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