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JO STAFFORD - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JUNE HUTTON - HFSID 263733

JO STAFFORD and JUNE HUTTON Album leaf signed by Hutton and Stafford, two members of the 1940s band The Pied Pipers. Hutton replaced Stafford after she left to pursue a solo career in 1944. Signature:

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JO STAFFORD and JUNE HUTTON
Album leaf signed by Hutton and Stafford, two members of the 1940s band The Pied Pipers. Hutton replaced Stafford after she left to pursue a solo career in 1944.
Signature: "Jo Stafford" and, on verso, "Pied Pipers/June Hutton", with one unidentified signature, 5¾x4¼ album leaf, with rounded corners on one edge. This album leaf has the signatures of two members of the 1940s band The Pied Pipers. Hutton replaced Stafford in The Pied Pipers after she went solo in 1944. JO STAFFORD (1917-2008) was a Grammy-winning American singer and a favorite of World War II and Korean War servicemen, who gave her the nickname "G. I. Jo". Stafford originally wanted to become an opera singer, but instead joined her sisters Christine and Pauline in the country-western group the Stafford Sisters to help put bread on the table. She later sang with Tommy Dorsey's Pied Pipers and accompanied a young Frank Sinatra before striking out on her own. Stafford enjoyed a string of hits from the late 1930s to 1950, including 1952's double-gold single You Belong to Me as well as I'll Never Smile Again, I'll Be Seeing You, Haunted Heart, All the Things You Are and The Nearness of You. Her pure, nearly vibratoless voice that made her the darling of homesick soldiers, as did her U. S. O. tours and "V-Disc" recordings. But Stafford also revealed a gift for parody with the 1947 hillbilly spoof Temptation, recorded under the name "Cinderella G. Stump with Red Ingle and the Natural Seven". Stafford and her husband, conductor and arranger Paul Weston, later expanded this to a so-bad-it's-good lounge act under the names Jonathan and Darlene Edwards, with Weston fudging the chords and rhythm and Stafford singing sharp. Ironically, this novelty act earned Stafford her only Grammy in 1961, and for best comedy album no less, for Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris. JUNE HUTTON (1920-1973) was an American singer whose charted hit songs during the 1940s and 1950s. Hutton began her career in the late 1930s with her half-sister Ina Ray Hutton before joining the Stardusters, backed by Charlie Spivak's band in 1941. Hutton recorded a number of hits with the Stardusters, including This Is No Laughing Matter, Brother Bill and a solo hit for Hutton, Dreamsville, Ohio. She moved to The Pied Pipers in 1944 to replace Jo Stafford and charted a number of hits with them, including the group's signature song Dream. She went solo in 1950 and charted three more hits in 1953: Say You're Mine Again, No Stone Unturned and For the First Time. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Leaf was torn neatly from album on one edge. Light dent at bottom edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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