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Portrait Edition
Jo Stafford
Portrait Edition
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #3


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CD Details

All Artists: Jo Stafford
Title: Portrait Edition
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 8/30/1994
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 074645783628

CD Reviews

Too Marvellous for Words
Nigel Bailey | Deltona Lakes, FL United States | 02/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jo Stafford has been in my Record/CD collection for 50 years. No one can sing as she can, pitch perfect, singing the the songs as WRITTEN, no note bending, and so on. Jo Stafford is the best and no other singer comes close.
I first heard Jo while passing a record store. The door opened and I heard "If". I rushed in and asked who that singer was, from that time I bought every record Jo ever made. Simply the finest singer ever. Now you can get nearly every song Jo recorded, there are a few missing like "Allentown Jail" and "Chantilly Lace" to name two.
I recently played "No other Love" to a friend, who promptly burst into tears, "The most beautiful song I ever heard, and so beautifully sung". Well of course the singer is Jo, and the music Chopin, what a combination!
This boxed set is a good start, a very well chosen set. Buy it, you will not regret it. 70 plus songs all well worth repeated listening, I cannot recomend this highly enough."
Get It If You Can
Marc D. Thomas | Moab, UT United States | 04/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's a crime that this retrospective should be "out of stock" or unavailable. This is the best place to start your collection of recordings by the greatest American female pop singer of all time. I discovered her soothingly beautiful voice by accident, listening to her incredible rendition of "Haunted Heart" featured on the Charlie Haden jazz CD of the same name. Thank goodness, I was able to buy this box set a couple of years later. Only the novelty songs like "Stayin' Alive" and "I Am Woman" (where she purposely sings off-key) wear out their welcomes with repeated listenings. The rest are timeless."
Steller Performance
Marc D. Thomas | 10/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jo pulls off another triumph. Although this CD contains a different version (and not as good) version of her most famous hit "You Belong to Me," Jo shows she IS music.Two outstanding tracks are the Blues songs..."Every Night When The Sun Goes In" and "Blues In the Night." It is utterly amazing at how Jo sing with such detachment that it makes the pain coming across in the song all the more real. Talk about a paradox. Joe takes her music seriously. So seriously that in order to do comedy material she literally has to become a new singer. In this case Darlene. It is fantastic that as Darlene Edwards she warbles and off key tune like the BeeGee's "Stayin' Alive" and does it so well. I mean she remains off key throughout the whole song (for those who don't get it, it is supposed to be off key an funny). How does someone with so much talent play someone with so little. It is no doubt Bill Murray stole his lounge singer act from Darlene Edwards. Jo has done it again."