I've been a Jo Stafford fan for many years. She was Tommy Dorsey's "girl" singer in the early 40's (40-42). Her singing partners in the band included Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers. This group was Tommy's greatest. The drummer was Buddy Rich. They made many recordings together.
The "big band" singers that learned their craft in the big band era were the solo singing stars of the 50's when we were kids. Some examples you might remember included Helen O'Connell - Jimmy Dorsey, Peggy Lee - Benny Goodman, Rosemary Clooney - Tony Pastor, Dale Evans - Anson Weeks, and Doris Day - Les Brown. Doris was in her late teens and Jo in her early 20s. -
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Harv, I have 2 more of my favorites for you: both by Jo Stafford. "I love the Winter Weather was recorded in 55 on the album Happy Holiday" and "The Things We Did Last Summer" was done in the 50's on "Great To Be Alive".
Snowed here too Pete - I'm sending two songs from a "more current" artist that matches your selections. One for the snowy season and the other . . . just a sentimental ballad.
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Ann Murray has always been on my list of favorite artists. Here are two songs I really love! Harv!
Till Next Week