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Ballad of the Blues

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Released  January 1, 1959
Release date  1 January 1959
Artist  Jo Stafford
Label  Columbia Records
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Genres  Blues, Traditional pop music, Folk music
Similar  This Is Jo Stafford, Peace in the Valley, As You Desire Me, The Hits of Jo Stafford, Songs for Sunday Evening

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Ballad of the Blues is a 1959 album by Jo Stafford. It is a concept album which tells a story through song, showcasing the influence of the Blues. The album has a predominantly pop setting and features Jo Stafford accompanied by her husband Paul Weston and backed by The Starlighters (one the Starlighters is Thurl Ravenscroft who later became known as the voice of "Tony the Tiger" for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes). The album was re-issued in 2003 by Feinery Records in its monaural edition with extra tracks featuring a lengthy interview with Stafford by Michael Feinstein. The album was re-issued again in 2010 for digital download in its original stereophonic edition by Hallmark Records.


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Track listing

  1. The Blues Is an Old Old Story (1:49)
  2. Street Cries (1:03)
  3. John Henry (2:46)
  4. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (:47)
  5. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (2:29)
  6. The Blues Is a Tale of Trouble (1:45)
  7. Kansas City Blues (3:15)
  8. Memphis Blues (2:49)
  9. The Blues Is a Traveling Thing (1:19)
  10. He's Gone Away (2:18)
  11. Seems Like When It Comes in the Morning (:27)
  12. Every Night When the Sun Goes In
  13. Times Change and Things Change
  14. Lover Man
  15. Blues in the Night (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) (3:14)
  16. The Blues Is an Old Old Story (Reprise)
  17. A Conversation With Jo Stafford (2003 release)


Ballad of the Blues Wikipedia

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