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As a student at Long Beach Polytechnic High School with the lead in the school musical, she was rehearsing on stage when the Long Beach earthquake destroyed part of the school. Pauline was too ill to perform, and Jo was drafted in to take her place so they could keep the engagement.

The performance was a success, and Jo became a permanent member of the group. Christine Stafford said that Jo played piano, and the sisters were hired, even though she had not previously given a public piano performance. Stafford said that her arrangement had to be adapted because Astaire had difficulty with some of the syncopation. The studio brought in many vocal groups to work on the film, including the Four Esquires, the Rhythm Kings and the King Sisters , who began to sing and socialized between takes.

After their second broadcast, the sponsor—visiting from overseas—heard the group sing "Hold Tight Want Some Seafood Mama ". He thought that the performance was terrible, and pressured the advertising agency representing his brand to fire the group. Shortly afterwards, Stafford received a telephone call from Dorsey, who told her he wished to hire the group, but wanted only four of them, including Stafford.

The remaining three members then quit in an act of solidarity. After she agreed to let him represent her, he encouraged her to reduce her weight and arranged a string of engagements that raised her profile, and confidence. She replied personally to all the letters she received from servicemen.

When the discussion turned to a wartime action off Mindanao , the officer tried to correct Stafford, who held to her point. He countered her by saying, "Madame, I was there". A few days after the party, Stafford received a note of apology from him, saying he had re-read his logs and that she was correct.

Three flights were made that day; a rehearsal in the afternoon, then two in the evening—one for the initial 6: She returned to the program in ; it ended its run on NBC Radio the following year. Weston, her conductor on the programme, suggested using some of the folk music for the show. With her renewed interest in folk tunes came an interest in folklore; Stafford established a contest to award a prize to the best collection of American folklore submitted by a college student. Stafford continued to record.

She duetted with Gordon MacRae on a number of songs. Content and very comfortable working with him, Stafford had had a clause inserted in her contract with Capitol stating that if Weston left that label, she would automatically be released from her obligations to them. The article, titled "Jo Stafford: Stafford had an engagement at the London Palladium.

Tim was born in , and Amy in With this recording she became the first female singer to top the chart in the U. In the s, Stafford had a string of popular hits with Frankie Laine , six of which charted. Stump" with Red Ingle and the Natural Seven. In , she recorded a hillbilly-style parody of " Temptation ", pronouncing its title "Tim-tayshun". After meeting Ingle at a recording studio she gave an impromptu performance. The audience was very appreciative of his rendition of " Stardust ", particularly Columbia executives George Avakian and Irving Townsend , who encouraged Weston to make an album of such songs.

Weston worried that he might not be able to find enough material for an entire album, and he asked his wife to join the project. Those who heard bootlegs of the recording responded positively, and later that year, Stafford and Weston recorded an album of songs as Jonathan and Darlene, entitled The Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards.

Problems playing this file? As a publicity stunt, Weston and Stafford claimed that Jonathan and Darlene Edwards were a New Jersey lounge act which they had discovered, and denied any personal connection. In an article titled Two Right Hands in September , Time magazine reported that some people believed the performers were Harry and Margaret Truman , but the same piece identified Weston and Stafford as the Edwardses.

She retired fully in Because of a clause concerning the payment of royalties in her contract, she secured the rights to all of the recordings she made with the company, including those Weston and she made as Jonathan and Darlene Edwards. Her style encompassed a number of genres, including big band, ballads, jazz, folk and comedy. Those things describe the woman too. The pianist George Shearing was a fan and would play " Autumn in New York " in the style of Edwards if he knew the couple were in the audience.

His knowledge of her made it easy for him to arrange her music, but sometimes it caused difficulties. She also said she did not believe she could perform in Broadway musicals because she thought her voice was not powerful enough for stage work. Kennedy for president in


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