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Swing Ladies Swing: Margaret Whiting, Part Two


As a singer on the rise in the 1940s and 50ís Margaret Whiting introduced some of the greatest standards in American popular music. She has recorded more than five hundred songs, including twelve gold records, and introduced some of the greatest pop standards of all time, such as Moonlight In Vermont and Come Rain Or Come Shine. This interview documents her rise to stardom, her long association with friend, mentor, and songwriting legend Johnny Mercer, and how the music of the postwar era continues to direct her life today. Now 81, she still is active in the music community, and can be persuaded to sing every now and then. This interview was recorded November 2, 2005, from Margaretís home in New York City.

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