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Who Was Margaret Whiting?

If you don’t remember the Country Classic ‘Slippin’ Around’ by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely, don’t worry.  Your parents do.  Or maybe your Grandparents.

‘Slippin’ Around’ was a huge Number One Country smash…in 1949!

 

 

The duet was one of the biggest Country Music hit’s that year, back when Harry Truman was President and World War II had just (thankfully!) ended four years ago.

So who was this Margaret Whiting that sang on one of the great all-time Country classic’s?

Well, Margaret came onto her musical talent’s honestly.  Her Father Richard was one of the most successful composer’s of his day, with pop song’s like ”Hooray For Hollywood’ and ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’.

Margaret began her career as a youth and is best remembered for her pop music success in the 1940′s and 1950′s, singing with many of the biggest orchestra’s of the day, people like Freddie Slack, Billy Butterfield and Paul Weston, all big time orchestra leaders.  She sang with everyone from Johnny Mercer to Bob Hope and appeared on virtually all the variety TV shows of the 1950′s, and into the 1960′s and 1970′s.

But her biggest mark in Country Music was the smash 1949′s hit ‘Slippin’ Around’ with Jimmy Wakely.

So whatever happened to the talented Margaret Whiting?

Well, married 4 times, Maragaret lived to be 86 years old and passed away in Englewood, New Jersey in January, 2011.

 

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