Songs of Scotland (Jo Stafford album)

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Songs of Scotland
Studio album by Jo Stafford
Released January 1, 1955
Genre Folk
Label Columbia
Capitol
Corinthian
Jo Stafford chronology
Soft and Sentimental Songs of Scotland
(1955)
A Gal Named Jo
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Songs of Scotland is a 1955 album by Jo Stafford. It was released on January 1, 1955 on the Columbia label and features Stafford backed by the Paul Weston Orchestra. The lyrics are all taken from traditional Scottish poetry, many from the work of Robert Burns, with the music written by Alton Rinker.[2][3][4]

Stafford and Weston re-joined Capitol Records in 1961.[5] The original Columbia Records issue of this album contained only six tracks. Stafford and Weston re-recorded the original tracks of the album in 1961 and then added six more to the Capitol version of the album.[6] The album was later released by Weston and Stafford's own record label, Corinthian.

Track listing[edit]

  1. My Heart's in the Highlands
  2. John Anderson, My Jo
  3. Flow Gently Sweet Afton
  4. Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon
  5. Molly's Meek, Molly's Sweet
  6. Comin' Through the Rye
  7. My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
  8. Green Grow the Rashes, O
  9. Annie Laurie
  10. My Jean
  11. The Bonnie Lad That's Far Away
  12. Auld Lang Syne

References[edit]

  1. ^ Songs of Scotland (Jo Stafford album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ Columbia Tops Own Best. Billboard. 7 October 1957. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Songs of Scotland". Venerable Music. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Songs of Scotland-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jo Stafford". The Telegraph. 17 July 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Stafford to Re-Do Cap Folk Albums. Billboard. 13 February 1961. Retrieved 12 April 2011.