Saturday, July 19, 2008

Maybe My First Musical Influence

Jo Stafford died yesterday and it kind of shook me up a bit. First off, I had no idea Miss Stafford was alive and two, I got sent back into time when my parents and older brother had 78rpm records and we played them constantly. There were a ton of Jo Stafford records in our collection. I think I probably heard Ms. Stafford in utero. My mother always said that I was born to a diet of Hank and Jo.

Here's the one that was the most popular and a song my mother used to sing me to sleep by.
Timeless music, timeless qulaity. This is what music sounded like in 1950:




Here's her wikipedia page. Dead at the age of 90. We should all live so long.

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