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Thank You, Capitol!
on October 24, 2001
I grew up listening to oldies like Miss Whiting and rock at the same time. I snapped up every old, scratched-up LP of performers from the forties and fifties at garage sales, and treasured them. So many of these recording legends didn't make it to cassette, and LP's were dying out in the eighties. When the major labels finally realized what they were holding in their archives, they began releasing remastered recordings on CD in the late eighties and early nineties. Now, we can find most mainstream and many minor performers on CD, with its associated permanance.
Margaret Whiting isn't my favorite singer from the postwar period--Jo Stafford is. I always enjoyed the crystal clarity of Miss Whiting's voice, it simply never conveyed either sex or emotion in the way that Stafford's does. However, the quality of the material that Miss Whiting recorded is matchless. Additionally, the remastering quality is amazing for these old recordings. On some of these compilations, you can tell immediately which recordings were on record and which ones on tape. All of Miss Whiting's recordings sound like they were recorded at least ten years later!
This set won't disappoint. Her music is great for late night listening on a cold night with a hot drink. . .