April 16th: Jo Stafford – I’ll Be Seeing You

Like Dusty, Jo Stafford could sing just about anything. How many other singers worked equally effectively with both Dave Lambert and Gordon MacRae? In some ways she was the original ‘cool’ girl singer but, while her technique was always faultless, for all its restraint there is a wealth of feeling in everything she sings. Here she is, accompanied by husband and frequent collaborator Paul Weston, with a 1959 remake (not 1944 as it says on YouTube) of one of her wartime favourites. Pure class.