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first electronic juke-box in history which has just been introduced by the Aireon Mfg., Corp

JUKE-BOX QUEEN

E&MP 93.012

Phonograph

no date [possibly ca. 1938]

Jo Stafford, "Queen of the Juke Boxes," and the nations most popular female singing star listens to her latest recordings on the first electronic juke-box in history which has just been introduced by the Aireon Mfg., Corp.

Electronic jukes are expected to replace present-day machines which make a bedlam of the country's taverns and other social centers.

It cannot blast or blare because its volume is automatically controlled by surrounding room-noise.


Original Caption by Science Service

 

Additional Information:

Jo Stafford (born Jo Elizabeth Stafford November 12, 1917, in Coalinga, California) is an American pop singer whose career spanned the late 1930s through the early 1960s.

Stafford is greatly admired for the purity of her voice and is considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era.

She is also viewed as a pioneer of modern musical parody, having won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1961 (with husband Paul Weston) for their album Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris.

In 1949 "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" (also called "The Magic Song") was sung by Jo Stafford

Courtesy Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Stafford



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