Tag Archives: 1940s

Jo Stafford Sings American Folk Songs

Probably more than any singer in the country today, Jo Stafford possesses the unique capabilities necessary for a proper presentation of these songs. In the first place, Miss Stafford is a singer and not just a song stylist. And secondly, because of family ties reaching back to Tennessee, these songs have always been a part of her musical life.

Decca 18753: Mills Brothers, ‘Don’t Be A Baby, Baby’/’Never Make A Promise In Vain’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Decca 18579: Ink Spots, ‘I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)’/’Someday I’ll Meet You Again’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Decca 18503: Ink Spots, ‘Street of Dreams’/’Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Decca 18461: Ink Spots, ‘Ev’ry Night About This Time’/’I’m Not the Same Old Me’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Decca 18383: Ink Spots, ‘Who Wouldn’t Love You’/’Don’t Tell A Lie About Me, Dear (And I Won’t Tell the Truth About You)’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Decca 18318: Mills Brothers, ‘I’ll Be Around’/’Paper Doll’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Decca 3258: Ink Spots, ‘Whispering Grass (Don’t Tell the Trees)’/’Maybe’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Al Jolson: Souvenir Album

An amazing thing has happened in the entertainment business—specifically in films, radio and records, which constitute a large chunk of it—something that, by all the odds, all the predictions of the wiseacres, shouldn’t have happened at all! A star who was the toast of yesterday’s generation has swept today’s generation just as completely off its feet.