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ALADDIN / CINDERELLA - Original London Cast (SEPIA 1163)

MARGARET WHITING'S GREAT HITS SEPIA 1163 

1. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING 
2. A TREE IN THE MEADOW 
3. A WONDERFUL GUY 
4. MY IDEAL 
5. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE 
6. BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE (with Bill Lee) 
7. THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC 
8. MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT 
9. NOW IS THE HOUR 
10. SLIPPIN' AROUND 
11. FARAWAY PLACES 
12. MY FOOLISH HEART 
13. GUILTY 
14. LET'S GO TO CHURCH 
15. MORGEN 
16. LAVENDER BLUE 
17. I'VE BEEN THERE 
18. TILL THERE WAS YOU 
19. THE THREE BELLS 
20. BROKEN HEARTED MELODY 
21. I LOVES YOU PORGY 
22. WHAT A DIFF'RENCE A DAY MADE 
23. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU 
24. MY WISH CAME TRUE 
25. GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY 
26. LITTLE GIRL BLUE 
27. ONE FOR MY BABY 

Title: Margaret Whiting's Great Hits
Artists: Margaret Whiting 
Catalogue No.: SEPIA 1163
Barcode: 5055122111634
Release Date: March 2011

Born in Detroit in 1924, Margaret Whiting grew up in a musical family as daughter of famed songwriter Richard Whiting and niece of vaudeville star Margaret Young. Johnny Mercer had been a close friend of her father's, and when he formed Capitol Records in 1942, it was only natural that young Margaret Whiting would become one of the first people he would hire.

In an era when most girl singers were members of a band, Whiting went straight to the top as a solo star, scoring such monumental hits as "Moonlight in Vermont," "That Old Black Magic," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Now Is the Hour," "My Foolish Heart," "A Wonderful Guy" and her father's composition "My Ideal." She even topped the country charts with a Jimmy Wakely duet of "Slippin' Around."

By 1959, however, with rock and roll controlling the singles charts, Whiting was more than eager to change course and pursue an album career with Dot Records. In re-recording her "Greatest Hits" for Dot, entitled "Margaret Whiting's Great Hits", 

Whiting took the adventurous step of working with a new arranger and conductor, Russ Garcia, who was quickly making a name for himself as one of the best jazz musicians in Los Angeles. He gave the songs a fresh, modern sound without losing their original flavour, perfectly suited to the crisp vitality of Dot stereo and the artistry of a vocalist at the peak of her prime.

Among Whiting's additional albums for Dot was the collection "Ten Top Hits," recorded a few months later with Milt Rogers. This time Whiting interpreted songs initially introduced by others, but delivered in her own unique style. Both albums are coupled on this CD release with an additional 3 bonus tracks. 

Margaret Whiting has secured her position as one of the most important and enduring of all female vocalists, a star for seven decades and one whose name is synonymous with great music. In a field that can be notoriously fickle, she has managed to remain both current and classic at the same time, continuing to win new fans while never disappointing the old. Like the songs she sings in this latest compilation, the sound of her voice will live forever.

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