Jo Stafford – Getting Sentimental Over Tommy Dorsey

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Getting Sentimental over Tommy Dorsey is a 1963 album by Jo Stafford. The album was recorded in 1963 and features 11 easy listening classic songs associated with the bandleader Tommy Dorsey. Stafford is accompanied on this album by Nelson Riddle, Billy May and Benny Carter. The album was originally released by Reprise Records, then reissued on CD in 2002 on the Collectables label. Collectables then reissued it again in 2008 as part of a three CD set along with The Best of Jo Stafford and Jo Stafford and Friends. The album was released by Valiant Records in 1963 with the title All Alone and again in the 1970s and 1980s by various record labels, under the title Look At Me Now. This album contains the version of “Whatcha Know Joe” that was featured in the 1993 movie, Dennis the Menace (Wikipedia).

AllMusic Review by John Bush:
Few vocalists were better poised to toast Tommy Dorsey than Jo Stafford, who spent several years in the great bandleader’s ranks and took leads or harmonies on several of his biggest hits. Better yet, this 1963 LP includes charts by a pair of the Dorsey band’s best arranging acolytes, Nelson Riddle and Billy May (both of whom spent time in the band), plus four by Benny Carter. Hearing these songs with new charts in superb stereo is a treat for swing fans, and the harmony vocal group in the background sparkles just as brightly as Stafford’s group, the Pied Pipers, had with Dorsey (http://www.allmusic.com/album/getting-sentimental-over-tommy-dorsey-mw0000220906).

Track listing:
The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
I’ll Never Smile Again
Oh! Look at Me Now!
Who Can I Turn To?
There Are Such Things
I’ll Take Tallulah
Let’s Get Away from It All
It Started All Over Again
Whatcha Know Joe
The Night We Called It a Day
Yes, Indeed,

Personnel:

Jo Stafford – vocals
Accompanied by Nelson Riddle, Billy May and Benny Carter.

Released: 1963
Label: Reprise (1963)
Collectables (2002)

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