Ballad of the Blues

Ballad of the Blues

Infobox Album
Name = Ballad of the Blues
Type = studio
Artist = Jo Stafford

Released = January 1 1959
Recorded =
Genre = Traditional pop, Blues, Folk
Length =
Label = Columbia (1959), Feinery (2003)
Producer =
Reviews =
Last album =
This album = "Ballad of the Blues"
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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 sees Stafford accompanied by her husband Paul Weston and backed by The Starlighters. Originally released in 1959 it was re-issued in 2003 with extra tracks featuring Stafford's explanation of the original release.

Track listing

# "The Blues Is an Old Old Story"
# "Street Cries"
# "John Henry"
# "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
# "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"
# "The Blues Is a Tale of Trouble"
# "Kansas City Blues"
# "Memphis Blues"
# "The Blues Is a Traveling Thing"
# "He's Gone Away"
# "Seems Like When It Comes in the Morning"
# "Every Night When the Sun Goes In"
# "Times Change and Things Change"
# "Lover Man"
# "Blues in the Night"
# "The Blues Is an Old Old Story (Reprise)"
# "A Conversation With Jo Stafford" (2003 release)

External links

* [ Ballad of the Blues] at AllMusic

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