Jo Stafford: Autumn In New York (1950) MP3/Flac

An early LP for Jo Stafford (and the LP format itself), 1950's "Autumn in New York" assembled a dozen standards set at ballad tempo and arranged with crying strings by Stafford's primary arranger (and husband), Paul Weston. Most of them were show tunes some dating back to the '20s and all seemed tailor-made for Stafford's sweet, pure tone and way with a lovelorn lyric. The title song and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" earned pride of place, but there simply wasn't a deficient tune in the bunch -- "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Just One of Those Things" -- and Stafford treated them all with the reverence and devotion they deserve. ~ John Bush

Side 1:
01) Autumn In New York
02) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
03) Haunted Heart
04) If I Loved You
05) In The Still Of The Night
06) Some Enchanted Evening

Side 2:
01) Just One Of Those Things
02) Almost Like Being In Love
03) Make Believe
04) Through The Years
05) The Best Things In Life Are Free
06) Sometimes I'm Happy