For Mom: A Tribute to Jo Stafford

JoStafford Mom, Jo Stafford died this week. I know you two were Long Beach girls. Let’s remember her with this song and here are the lyrics so you can sing along with me.  :o)

Dream, when you’re feeling blue
Dream, that’s the thing to do
Dream, while the smoke rings rise in the air
You’ll find your share of memories there

So dream, when the day is through
Dream, and they might come true
Things never are as bad as they seem
So dream, dream, dream

Things never are as bad as they seem
So DREAM, DREAM, DREAM

Here an interesting obit.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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5 Responses to For Mom: A Tribute to Jo Stafford

  1. Rambling says:

    Oh…another of the dear and golden ones..lost to us.  I just am saddened by this.

  2. JaAG says:

    Wowser Carole, I’ve added to this post three times in the last two minutes and still you found it right away. Jo will be remembered through her music legacy. And the (just added) link to the Washington Post obit is fascinating!

  3. Beth says:

    I remember Jo Stafford very well.  She had a lovely voice.
    By the way, your mother is a lovely lady!

  4. Bertie says:

    The minute I read this, I began singing "Dream" and I remembered all the words.  How I miss the singers from when we were young.  Our songs had melody, and the words had meaning.  You could feel a spiritual connection with them.  Today, well I can’t connect with the painfully loud schreeching and loud drumming.  Apparently it speaks to today’s young people, but I don’t understand it anymore than the fact of messy and sloppy appearance.  What’s to be proud of?  Of course when I was young I vowed I’d never be a fussy old woman complaining about the music of the young.  (LOL) Jo stafford was a fine singer.  Rosemary Clooney, and Patty Page, and many others are an important part of who I am.  Mom

  5. Isabelle says:

    Wow! She was a LADY with z big L!!!!
     
    I hope is keep singing in heaven!
     
    Thanks for sharing.
     
    Take care,
    Isa
     
    P.S I love the 40’s – 60’s music!

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