The Capitol Years, Part I (1942-1949)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Date: July 21, 1942
Location: C. P. MacGregor Studios, 729 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #A-14

Billy Butterfield (ldr), Margaret Whiting (v), Joe Tetrow (g), Billy Rowland (p), Arnold Fishkin (b), Nat Polen (d), Ed Bailey, Gerald Brooks, Billy Butterfield, Bob Thorne (t), Nick DiMaio, Les Jenkins, Sy Zentner (tb), Eddie Scherr (ss, ts, bar), Steve Madrick (as), Abe Most (as, cl), Butch Stone (as, bar, cl), Wolfe Tannenbaum (ts)

a. 56-A Without Love - 2:43(Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, Buddy De Sylva)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
b. 57-1 My Ideal - 2:50(Leo Robin, Richard Whiting, Newell Chase)
Capitol 7815222 — Moonlight In Vermont / My Ideal   (1948)
Capitol EP Album/10" LP234 — Margaret Whiting Sings   (1950)
Capitol EP1-410 — Love Songs By Margaret Whiting   (1956)
Both titles on: Capitol 78134 — My Ideal / Without Love   (1942)

Date: July 31, 1942 [09:00-12:30]
Location: C. P. MacGregor Studios, 729 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #A 17-1

Freddie Slack (ldr), Johnny Mercer (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), Louis Gonzales (g), Freddie Slack (p), Fred Whiting (b), John Cyr (d), Don Anderson, Bert Harry, Clyde Hurley, Mannie Klein, George Wendt (t), William Anthens, Ed Kusby (tb), Al Harding, Joe Knechtel (as), Henry Evans, Morty Friedman, Hubert Meyers (ts)

a. 70-1 That Old Black Magic - 2:39(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Paul Weston
Capitol 78126 — Hit The Road To Dreamland / That Old Black Magic   (1942)
EMI Electrola LP85611 — Top Twenty Hits USA 1942-44   (1978)
Capitol CS/CD7-93194-2 — Margaret Whiting Collectors Series   (1990)

This was a split session with Ella Mae Morse and The Mellowaires.


Date: November 24, 1943
Location: C. P. MacGregor Studios, 729 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #10

Freddie Slack (ldr), Margaret Whiting (v), Bob Bain (g), Freddie Slack (p), Howard Rumsey (b), Dave Coleman (d), Charles Griffard, Roger Hansen, Bill Morris (t), Bob Bowman, Jim Reynolds, Moe Schneider (tb), Darrell Rice, George Weidler (as), Les Baxter (ts, bar), Barney Bigard (ts, cl), Ralph Lee (ts)

a. 119-A Silver Wings In The Moonlight - 2:35(Hugh Charles, Leo Towers, Sonny Miller)
Capitol 78146 — Furlough Fling / Silver Wings In The Moonlight   (1943)
b. 122-A Ain't That Just Like A Man - 3:10(Don Raye, Gene De Paul)
Capitol 78160 — Ain't That Just Like A Man / Swinging On A Star   (1943)
Mosaic Box Set018 — Mosaic Select: Freddie Slack   (2005)
Both titles on: Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

This was a split session with Freddie Slack and his orchestra.


Date: September 18, 1944
Location: C. P. MacGregor Studios, 729 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #53

Billy Butterfield (ldr), Margaret Whiting (v), Billy Butterfield Orchestra (acc)

a. 282-2A But Not For Me - 3:00(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Capitol CS/CD7-96792-2 — Capitol Sings George Gershwin   (1992)
Capitol CS/CD8-29395-2 — Spotlight On Margaret Whiting   (1995)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

This was a split session with Billy Butterfield and his orchestra.


Date: September 20, 1944
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #56

Billy Butterfield (ldr), Margaret Whiting (v), Carl Kress (g), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Bob Haggart (b), Nick Fatool (d), Billy Butterfield, Andy Ferretti, Chris Griffin (t), Will Bradley, Cutty Cutshall (tb), Matty Matlock (as, cl), Bill Stegmeyer (as), Eddie Miller (ts), Art Rollini (ts, bar), Ernie Caceres (bar)

a. 292-2A Someone To Watch Over Me - 2:51(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Capitol 78 Album10 — Gershwin Presented By Billy Butterfield   (1945)
Capitol CS/CD8-29395-2 — Spotlight On Margaret Whiting   (1995)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
b. 295-2A Moonlight In Vermont - 3:14(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
Capitol 78182 — There Goes That Song Again / Moonlight In Vermont   (1944)
V-Disc 78417 — Moonlight In Vermont   (1945)
Capitol 7815222 — Moonlight In Vermont / My Ideal   (1948)
c. 297-1A There Goes That Song Again - 2:43(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Capitol 78182 — There Goes That Song Again / Moonlight In Vermont   (1944)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

This was a split session with Johnny Mercer.


Date: June 29, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #170

Paul Weston (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 712-4 How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky) - 3:06(Irving Berlin)
Capitol 78214 — It Might As Well Be Spring / How Deep Is The Ocean   (1945)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
b. 713 My Intuition(Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren)
unissued

This was a split session with Betty Hutton.


Date: July 30, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #182

Lee Gillette (pdr), Paul Weston (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 738-2 It Might As Well Be Spring - 3:13(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Capitol 78214 — It Might As Well Be Spring / How Deep Is The Ocean   (1945)
V-Disc 78566 — It Might As Well Be Spring   (1946)
Capitol 45 Box234 — Margaret Whiting Sings   (1950)

This was a split session with Peggy Lee.


Date: December 10, 1945
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #217

Carl Kress (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Carl Kress Orchestra (acc)

a. 845-6 In Love In Vain - 3:01(Jerome Kern, Leo Robin)
Capitol 78240 — In Love In Vain / All Through The Day   (1946)
Flare CD239 — Sweet Songbirds   (2006)
b. 845-?alt In Love In Vain - 3:01(Jerome Kern, Leo Robin)
Capitol CS/CD7-93194-2 — Margaret Whiting Collectors Series   (1990)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Capitol CD5-28295-2 — From The Vaults, Vol. 7   (2001)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
c. 846-3 All Through The Day - 2:40(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Capitol 78240 — In Love In Vain / All Through The Day   (1946)
Capitol CS/CD7-93194-2 — Margaret Whiting Collectors Series   (1990)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)

Date: January 12, 1946
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #250

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 901-3 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - 3:01(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Frank De Vol
Capitol 78247 — Come Rain Or Come Shine / Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man   (1946)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
b. 902-4 Bill - 3:18(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, P. G. Wodehouse) / arr: Frank De Vol
Capitol 78/451801 — More! More! More! / Bill   (1951)
Capitol (GB) 7813619 — And So To Sleep Again / Bill   (1951)
Capitol LP410 — Love Songs By Margaret Whiting   (1956)
EMI CD4-93064-2 — Love Songs / Sings For The Starry-Eyed   (1998)

This was a split session with Jo Stafford.


Date: February 17, 1946
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #253

Paul Weston (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 912-2 Come Rain Or Come Shine - 3:01(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Paul Weston
Capitol 78247 — Come Rain Or Come Shine / Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man   (1946)
Capitol 78/45879 — Come Rain Or Come Shine / Dream Peddler's Serenade   (1950)
Capitol (GB) 78/4514242 — Heat Wave / Come Rain Or Come Shine   (1955)

This was a split session with Johnny Mercer.


Date: May 24, 1946
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #266

Jerry Gray (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Jerry Gray Orchestra (acc)

a. 947-2 When You Make Love To Me (Don't Make Believe) - 3:06(Jascha Heifetz, Marjorie Goetschius)
b. 948-4 Along With Me - 3:11(Harold Rome)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
Both titles on: Capitol 78269 — Along With Me / When You Make Love To Me   (1946)

Date: August 1, 1946
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #351

Jerry Gray (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Jerry Gray Orchestra (acc)

a. 978-2 Passé - 3:10(Eddie De Lange, Carl Sigman, Joseph Meyer)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
b. 979-2 For You, For Me, For Evermore - 2:54(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Pair CS/CD1224 — Maggie's Back In Town   (1989)
Both titles on: Capitol 78294 — For You, For Me, For Evermore / Passé   (1946)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

Date: October 9, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #417

Jerry Gray (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Jerry Gray Orchestra (acc)

a. 1439-3 Guilty - 3:12(Harry Akst, Gus Kahn, Richard Whiting)
Capitol 78324 — Guilty / Oh, But I Do   (1946)
Capitol EP Album/10" LP234 — Margaret Whiting Sings   (1950)
EMI Electrola LP85613 — Top Twenty Hits USA 1945-47   (1978)
b. 1440-4 Oh, But I Do - 3:06(Arthur Schwartz, Leo Robin)
Capitol 78324 — Guilty / Oh, But I Do   (1946)
c. 1440-?alt Oh, But I Do - 3:06(Arthur Schwartz, Leo Robin)
Capitol CS/CD7-93194-2 — Margaret Whiting Collectors Series   (1990)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
ASV/Living Era CD5324 — Moonlight In Vermont   (2000)
d. 1441-2 My Future Just Passed - 2:59(Richard Whiting, George Marion, Jr.)
Capitol 78438 — You Do / My Future Just Passed   (1947)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)

Date: October 16, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #422

Paul Weston (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 1464-4 Time After Time - 2:55(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Capitol 78383 — Spring Isn't Everything / Time After Time   (1947)
Capitol CS/CD8-29395-2 — Spotlight On Margaret Whiting   (1995)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
Sony Pictures Entertainment CD62888-5 — Julie & Julia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)   (2009)
b. 1465-1 Beware My Heart - 2:48(Sam Coslow)
Capitol 78350 — Beware My Heart / What Am I Gonna Do About You   (1946)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
c. 1466-2 If I Had You - 3:01(Ted Shapiro, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly)
Capitol LP410 — Love Songs By Margaret Whiting   (1956)
Capitol CS/CD8-29395-2 — Spotlight On Margaret Whiting   (1995)
EMI CD4-93064-2 — Love Songs / Sings For The Starry-Eyed   (1998)
All titles on: Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

"Spotlight On Margaret Whiting" credits Frank De Vol as conductor of "Time After Time", although Paul Weston is listed as session leader in the Capitol artist files.


Date: October 16, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #425

Paul Weston (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 1467-3 I Get A Kick Out Of You - 3:03(Cole Porter)
Capitol CS/CD8-29395-2 — Spotlight On Margaret Whiting   (1995)
b. 1468-3rejected What Am I Gonna Do About You(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
unissued

This was a split session with Johnny Mercer.

"Spotlight On Margaret Whiting" credits Frank De Vol as conductor of "I Get A Kick Out Of You", although Paul Weston is listed as session leader in the Capitol artist files.


Date: November 1, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #435, Jerome Kern's Music (Album Sessions)

Paul Weston (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 1516 Look For The Silver Lining - 2:56(Jerome Kern, Buddy De Sylva)
Capitol 78 Album41 — Jerome Kern's Music   (1947)
Capitol 7815146 — Look For The Silver Lining / There's Something About Midnight   (1948)
Capitol 45 Box210 — Jerome Kern's Music   (1950)

This was a split session with Clark Dennis and Hal Derwin.


Date: November 25, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #444, Sings Rodgers & Hart (Album Sessions)

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 1534-4 I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 3:13(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Capitol 78 Album51 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1947)
Capitol 45 Box209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)
Capitol EP Album/10" LP209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)

This was a split session with Martha Tilton.


Date: December 6, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #449, Sings Rodgers & Hart (Album Sessions)

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 1549-2 Lover - 3:07(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Capitol 78 Album51 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1947)
Capitol (GB) 7813116 — My Heart Stood Still / Lover   (1949)
Capitol 45 Box209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)
b. 1550-3 My Romance - 2:50(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Capitol 78 Album51 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1947)
Capitol 45 Box209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)
Capitol EP Album/10" LP209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)
Pair CS/CD1224 — Maggie's Back In Town   (1989)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
c. 1551-2 My Heart Stood Still - 2:43(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Capitol 78 Album51 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1947)
Capitol (GB) 7813116 — My Heart Stood Still / Lover   (1949)
Capitol 45 Box209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)
d. 1552-2 What Am I Gonna Do About You - 2:48(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Capitol 78350 — Beware My Heart / What Am I Gonna Do About You   (1946)

Date: January 3, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #510

Paul Weston (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 1583-3 April Showers - 2:42(Louis Silvers, Buddy De Sylva)
Capitol 78 Album49 — Somebody Loves Me: The Beloved Songs Of Buddy De Sylva   (1947)
Capitol 7815058 — Please Don't Kiss Me / April Showers   (1948)
Capitol (GB) 7813037 — Far Away Places / April Showers   (1949)

This was a split session with Matt Dennis.


Date: February 12, 1947 [20:00-23:30]
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #531, Sings Rodgers & Hart (Album Sessions)

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Barney Kessel (g), Buddy Cole (p), Phil Stephens (b), Tommy Romersa (d), Uan Rasey (t), Fred Dornbach, Skeets Herfurt, Jerome Kasper, Jules Kinsler, Ernest "Ted" Romersa (r), Evan Vail (frh), June Weiland (hrp), Victor Arno, Bill Brower, Jack Gootkin, Jacob Kaz, Bernard Kundell, Joseph Quadri, Felix Slatkin, Henry Sugar (vn), Paul Lowenkron, Elizabeth Sugar (vl), David Pratt, Jules Tannenbaum (vc)

a. 1635-2 Little Girl Blue - 3:14(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Frank De Vol
Capitol 78 Album51 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1947)
Capitol EP Album/10" LP209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
b. 1636-3 Spring Isn't Everything - 3:10(Harry Warren, Ralph Blane) / arr: Frank De Vol
Capitol 78383 — Spring Isn't Everything / Time After Time   (1947)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
c. 1637-3/5composite My Funny Valentine - 2:42(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Frank De Vol
Capitol 78 Album51 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1947)
Capitol EP Album/10" LP209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)

Date: April 10, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #577, Sings Rodgers & Hart (Album Sessions)

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 1827-3 Ask Anyone Who Knows - 3:08(Alvin Kaufman, Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler)
Capitol 78410 — Old Devil Moon / Ask Anyone Who Knows   (1947)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
b. 1828-2 Old Devil Moon - 3:11(Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg)
Capitol 78410 — Old Devil Moon / Ask Anyone Who Knows   (1947)
Capitol (GB) 7813036 — It's You Or No One / Old Devil Moon   (1949)
Capitol 45 Box234 — Margaret Whiting Sings   (1950)
c. 1829-1 Thou Swell - 2:44(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Capitol 78 Album51 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1947)
Capitol (GB) 7813115 — Thou Swell / This Can't Be Love   (1949)
Capitol 45 Box209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)
d. 1830-3 This Can't Be Love - 2:37(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Capitol 78 Album51 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1947)
Capitol (GB) 7813115 — Thou Swell / This Can't Be Love   (1949)
Capitol 45 Box209 — Margaret Whiting Sings Rodgers & Hart   (1950)

Date: May 13, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #604

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 1915-4rejected You Do - 2:50(Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon)
Capitol CS/CD7-93194-2 — Margaret Whiting Collectors Series   (1990)
Capitol CS/CD7-98014-2 — Capitol's Great Ladies Of Song, Vol. 2   (1992)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)

1. Split Session
This Frank De Vol session produced three masters and includes one performance with Margaret Whiting.

2. Rejected Masters
This performance of "You Do" does not reveal audible problems, although it remained unissued until the digital era. The song was re-recorded with a different arrangement at the next Margaret Whiting session (May 22, 1947). The second recording was selected for the single, and is thus considered the official master. Several digital compilations feature this recording in place of the single version, perhaps in error.


Date: May 22, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #612

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 1937-3 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - 3:05(Frank Loesser)
Capitol 78427 — Don't Tell Me / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve   (1947)
Capitol CS/CD7-97459-2 — Merry Christmas Baby   (1991)
Capitol CD79993 — Capitol Christmas Sampler   (1991)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
b. 1938-2 Don't Tell Me - 2:35(Buddy Pepper)
Capitol 78427 — Don't Tell Me / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve   (1947)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
c. 1939-3 You Do - 2:43(Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon)
Capitol 78438 — You Do / My Future Just Passed   (1947)
EMI Electrola LP85614 — Top Twenty Hits USA 1947-48   (1978)
Pair CS/CD1224 — Maggie's Back In Town   (1989)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

This was a split session with Frank De Vol and his orchestra.


Date: August 14, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #669

Lee Gillette (pdr), Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 2160-3 So Far - 2:41(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
b. 2161-3 Lazy Countryside - 3:04(Bobby Worth)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
Both titles on: Capitol 78461 — Lazy Countryside / So Far   (1947)

This was a split session with Peggy Lee.


Date: September 12, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #695

Benny Goodman, Margaret Whiting (ldr), Lee Gillette (pdr), Paul Weston (con), Benny Goodman (v, cl), Peggy Lee, Johnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers, Margaret Whiting (v), George Van Eps (g), Milt Raskin (p), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), Charles Griffard, George Seaberg, Ray Woods, Zeke Zarchy (t), Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers, Al Thompson (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Len Hartman, Hap Lawson, Matty Matlock, Fred Stulce (r), Unknown (vn)

a. 2247-4 The Freedom Train - 3:10(Irving Berlin)
Capitol CS/CD7-95289-2 — The Pied Pipers Collectors Series   (1992)
Capitol CS/CD7-98664-2 — The Birth Of A Dream: Capitol's Early Hits   (1992)
Columbia Legacy CD65686 — Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman: The Complete Recordings 1941-1947   (1999)
Classics CD1407 — The Chronological Classics: Benny Goodman 1947 Vol. 2   (2006)
Mosaic Box Set028 — Mosaic Select: Johnny Mercer   (2007)
Collectors' Choice CD917-2 — The Lost '40s & '50s Capitol Masters   (2008)
b. 2248-4 God Bless America - 2:46(Irving Berlin)
Capitol CS/CD7-98477-2 — Capitol Sings Irving Berlin   (1992)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
Both titles on: Capitol 7815003 — The Freedom Train / God Bless America   (1947)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)

Benny Goodman (ldr) on a, (v) on a; Margaret Whiting (ldr) on b; Peggy Lee (v) on a; Johnny Mercer (v) on a.

The Pied Pipers consist of June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper and Clark Yocum.


Date: October 8, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #723

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), The Crew Chiefs (bkv), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 2331-5 Let's Be Sweethearts Again - 2:53(Jerry Marlowe, Eddie Maxwell)
b. 2332-7 Pass That Peace Pipe - 3:01(Roger Edens, Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
Capitol (GB) 7813061 — While The Angelus Was Ringing / Pass That Peace Pipe   (1949)
Capitol CS/CD7-93194-2 — Margaret Whiting Collectors Series   (1990)
ASV/Living Era CD5324 — Moonlight In Vermont   (2000)
K-tel Download — That Old Black Magic   (2013)
Both titles on: Capitol 7815010 — Pass That Peace Pipe / Let's Be Sweethearts Again   (1947)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)

Date: November 25, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #803

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 2600-3 But Beautiful - 3:06(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
Capitol 7815024 — But Beautiful / Now Is The Hour   (1947)
ASV/Living Era CD5324 — Moonlight In Vermont   (2000)
K-tel Download — That Old Black Magic   (2013)
b. 2600-?alt But Beautiful - 3:06(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
Pair CS/CD1224 — Maggie's Back In Town   (1989)
Capitol CS/CD8-29395-2 — Spotlight On Margaret Whiting   (1995)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Capitol CD5-25543-2 — From The Vaults, Vol. 2   (2000)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
c. 2601-5 He's Funny That Way - 3:10(Neil Moret, Richard Whiting)
Capitol 78/45809 — You're An Old Smoothie / He's Funny That Way   (1949)
Capitol LP410 — Love Songs By Margaret Whiting   (1956)
Pair CS/CD1224 — Maggie's Back In Town   (1989)
Capitol CS/CD8-29395-2 — Spotlight On Margaret Whiting   (1995)
EMI CD4-93064-2 — Love Songs / Sings For The Starry-Eyed   (1998)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
d. 2602-5 What's Good About Goodbye? - 3:04(Harold Arlen, Leo Robin)
Capitol 7815038 — What's Good About Goodbye / The Gypsy In My Soul   (1948)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
e. 2603-2 You're An Old Smoothie - 3:02(Richard Whiting, Buddy De Sylva, Nacio Herb Brown)
Capitol 78/45809 — You're An Old Smoothie / He's Funny That Way   (1949)
Capitol LP410 — Love Songs By Margaret Whiting   (1956)
EMI CD4-93064-2 — Love Songs / Sings For The Starry-Eyed   (1998)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

Date: November 30, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #811

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 2640-3 Now Is The Hour - 3:08(Maewa Kaihan, Clement Scott, Dorothy Stewart)
Capitol 7815024 — But Beautiful / Now Is The Hour   (1947)
EMI Electrola LP85614 — Top Twenty Hits USA 1947-48   (1978)
Pair CS/CD1224 — Maggie's Back In Town   (1989)
b. 2641-2 There's Something About Midnight - 3:13(Friedrich Hollaender, Leo Robin)
Capitol 7815146 — Look For The Silver Lining / There's Something About Midnight   (1948)
Capitol (GB) 7813163 — My Dream Is Yours / There's Something About Midnight   (1949)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
Castle Pulse CD739 — Legendary Song Stylist   (2005)
c. 2642-3 When Is Sometime? - 3:10(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
Capitol 7815426 — The Story Of My Life / When Is Sometime   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813078 — Forever And Ever / When Is Sometime   (1949)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)

Date: December 9, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #854

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 2789-2 Please Don't Kiss Me - 2:50(Allan Roberts, Doris Fisher)
Capitol 7815058 — Please Don't Kiss Me / April Showers   (1948)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
b. 2790-5 St. Louis Blues - 3:04(W. C. Handy)
Capitol 78/45724 — It's A Most Unusual Day / St. Louis Blues   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813210 — The Story Of My Life / St. Louis Blues   (1949)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
Castle Pulse CD739 — Legendary Song Stylist   (2005)
Sinetone AMR Download1104 — 1949-1951 Singles   (2011)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
c. 2791-2 My Own True Love - 2:38(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
Capitol 7815278 — My Own True Love / Far Away Places   (1948)
ASV/Living Era CD5324 — Moonlight In Vermont   (2000)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
K-tel Download — That Old Black Magic   (2013)
d. 2792-2 It's You Or No One - 3:13(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Capitol 7815079 — It's You Or No One / Nobody But You   (1948)
Capitol (GB) 7813036 — It's You Or No One / Old Devil Moon   (1949)
Castle Pulse CD739 — Legendary Song Stylist   (2005)

Date: December 23, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #901

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 3028-1 The Gypsy In My Soul - 3:05(Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe)
Capitol 7815038 — What's Good About Goodbye / The Gypsy In My Soul   (1948)
Capitol 45 Box234 — Margaret Whiting Sings   (1950)
Capitol EP Album/10" LP234 — Margaret Whiting Sings   (1950)
b. 3029-3 Nobody But You - 3:00(Buddy Pepper)
Capitol 7815079 — It's You Or No One / Nobody But You   (1948)
Capitol CS/CD8-29395-2 — Spotlight On Margaret Whiting   (1995)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
c. 3030-4 What Did I Do? - 3:05(Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon)
Capitol 7815209 — Heat Wave / What Did I Do   (1948)
Capitol (GB) 7813109 — Dreamer With A Penny / What Did I Do   (1949)
Castle Pulse CD739 — Legendary Song Stylist   (2005)

Date: December 26, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #913

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 3066-4 I Know Where I'm Going(Fred Hellerman)
unissued
b. 3067-3 I'm Sorry But I'm Glad - 3:17(Buddy Pepper, Inez James)
Capitol 7815122 — A Tree In The Meadow / I'm Sorry But I'm Glad   (1948)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
c. 3068-3 Every Time I Meet You - 2:54(Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon)
Capitol 78/45590 — It Happens Every Spring / Every Time I Meet You   (1949)
Sinetone AMR Download1104 — 1949-1951 Singles   (2011)
Jasmine Box Set28-4 — The Good Ol' Boys Club   (2012)

This was a split session with Frank De Vol and his orchestra.


Date: December 30, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #927

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), The Crew Chiefs (bkv), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 3124-4 Heat Wave - 2:35(Irving Berlin)
Capitol 7815209 — Heat Wave / What Did I Do   (1948)
Capitol 45 Box234 — Margaret Whiting Sings   (1950)
Capitol EP Album/10" LP234 — Margaret Whiting Sings   (1950)
Capitol (GB) 78/4514242 — Heat Wave / Come Rain Or Come Shine   (1955)
Capitol CS/CD7-98477-2 — Capitol Sings Irving Berlin   (1992)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

This was a split session with Frank De Vol and his orchestra.


Date: May 25, 1948
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #996

Margaret Whiting (v)

a. 3339-5overdub A Tree In The Meadow - 2:44(Billy Reid)
Capitol 7815122 — A Tree In The Meadow / I'm Sorry But I'm Glad   (1948)
Capitol EP1-410 — Love Songs By Margaret Whiting   (1956)
Capitol LP410 — Love Songs By Margaret Whiting   (1956)

This was a split session with Andy Russell.

The backing track for "A Tree In The Meadow" was recorded in London, and is credited to Frank De Vol & Orchestra.


Date: October 1, 1948
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1053-B

Margaret Whiting (v), The Crew Chiefs (bkv)

a. 3459-2overdub Far Away Places - 3:17(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
Capitol 7815278 — My Own True Love / Far Away Places   (1948)
Capitol (GB) 7813037 — Far Away Places / April Showers   (1949)
Telefunken 7880077 — Far Away Places / My Foolish Heart   (1950)

The backing track was recorded in Mexico City, September 1948 by Frank De Vol & Orchestra (Session #1053).


Date: December 21, 1948
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1110-B/1111-B

Jack Smith, Margaret Whiting (v)

a. 3584-2overdub Make A Miracle - 3:07(Frank Loesser)
Capitol (GB) 7813786 — The Moon Was Yellow / Make A Miracle   (1952)
b. 3586-2overdub Frankie And Johnny - 2:30(Traditional)
Capitol (GB) 7813353 — Let's Do It Again / Frankie And Johnny   (1950)
Both titles on: Capitol 7815350 — Make A Miracle / Frankie And Johnny   (1949)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

Details unknown for "Make A Miracle" backing track (Session #1110); "Frankie and Johnny" backing track (Session #1111) was recorded December 10, 1948 by Paul Weston & Orchestra.


Date: December 23, 1948
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1120

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 3542 While The Angelus Was Ringing - 2:46(Jean Villard, Dick Manning)
Capitol 7815364 — My Dream Is Yours / While The Angelus Was Ringing   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813061 — While The Angelus Was Ringing / Pass That Peace Pipe   (1949)
ASV/Living Era CD5324 — Moonlight In Vermont   (2000)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
K-tel Download — That Old Black Magic   (2013)

This was a split session with Jack Smith.


Date: December 30, 1948
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1087-A

Margaret Whiting (v)

a. 3653-2overdub My Dream Is Yours - 2:23(Harry Warren, Ralph Blane)
Capitol 7815364 — My Dream Is Yours / While The Angelus Was Ringing   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813163 — My Dream Is Yours / There's Something About Midnight   (1949)
Castle Pulse CD739 — Legendary Song Stylist   (2005)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)

This was a split session with Gordon MacRae.

The backing track for "My Dream Is Yours" was recorded in Paris, December 6, 1948 (Session #1087) by unknown orchestra.


Date: January 27, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1171

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), The Crew Chiefs (bkv), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 3902-1 Forever And Ever - 3:13(Franz Winkler, Malia Rosa)
Capitol 7815386 — Forever And Ever / Dreamer With A Penny   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813078 — Forever And Ever / When Is Sometime   (1949)
Capitol CS/CD7-93194-2 — Margaret Whiting Collectors Series   (1990)
b. 3903-2 Dreamer With A Penny - 3:00(Lester Lee, Allan Roberts)
Capitol 7815386 — Forever And Ever / Dreamer With A Penny   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813109 — Dreamer With A Penny / What Did I Do   (1949)
c. 3908-3 Great Guns - 2:34(Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)
Capitol 7815401 — Comme Ci, Comme Ça / Great Guns   (1949)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
d. 3909-2 Comme Ci, Comme Ça - 3:07(Bruno Andre Coquatrix, Pierre Dudan, Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
Capitol 7815401 — Comme Ci, Comme Ça / Great Guns   (1949)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)

The Crew Chiefs (bkv) on c.


Date: February 2, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1178

Frank De Vol (con), Jack Smith, Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 3930-3 It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World - 2:37(John Rox)
Capitol 7815394 — It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World / Sunflower   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813088 — Cruising Down The River / It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World   (1949)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)

This was a split session with Jack Smith.


Date: February 18, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1206

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Barney Kessel (g), Arnold Ross (p), Harry Babasin (b), George Boujie, Milt Holland (d), Ray Linn, Uan Rasey, Joe Triscari (t), Francis "Joe" Howard, Tommy Pederson, Colleen Satterwhite (tb), Skeets Herfurt, Jerome Kasper, Jules Kinsler, Ronald Pirozzi, Ernest "Ted" Romersa (r), Ralph Hansell (xyl)

a. 3989-3rejected The Story Of My Life(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell)
b. 3989backing tr The Story Of My Life - 2:57(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell)
Both titles unissued.

Margaret Whiting (v) on a.

This was a split session with Kay Starr, Andy Parker & Betsy Gay, and the Frank De Vol Orchestra.

This recording of "The Story Of My Life" was rejected, and a backing track was prepared for the following session (February 24, 1949).


Date: February 24, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1206-A

Margaret Whiting (v)

a. 3989-2overdub The Story Of My Life - 2:57(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell)
Capitol 7815426 — The Story Of My Life / When Is Sometime   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813210 — The Story Of My Life / St. Louis Blues   (1949)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)

The backing track was recorded at the previous session (February 18, 1949) by Frank De Vol & Orchestra.


Date: March 10, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1222

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), The Jeff Alexander Singers (bkv), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 4091-4 A Wonderful Guy - 2:49(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Capitol 78 Album/45 Box/10" LP162/163 — Songs From Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813569 — A Cock-Eyed Optimist / A Wonderful Guy   (1951)
EMI Encore LP136 — South Pacific / The King And I   (1961)
b. 4092-2 Younger Than Springtime - 2:57(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Capitol LP952 — Just For Variety, Vol. 9   (1958)
Both titles on: Capitol 78/45542/546 — Younger Than Springtime / A Wonderful Guy   (1949)
Capitol LP410 — Love Songs By Margaret Whiting   (1956)
Pair CS/CD1224 — Maggie's Back In Town   (1989)

The Jeff Alexander Singers (bkv) on a.


Date: March 18, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1235

Paul Weston (con), Johnny Mercer, Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 4101-3 Baby, It's Cold Outside - 2:50(Frank Loesser)
Capitol 78/45567/582 — Baby, It's Cold Outside / I Never Heard You Say   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813158 — Baby, It's Cold Outside / Conversation While Dancing   (1949)
EMI Electrola LP85616 — Top Twenty Hits USA 1948-49   (1978)

This was a split session with Johnny Mercer.


Date: March 23, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1238

Paul Weston (con), Johnny Mercer, Margaret Whiting (v), Paul Weston Orchestra (acc)

a. 4110-2/4composite I Never Heard You Say - 2:25(Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney, Hy Zaret) / arr: Paul Weston
Capitol 78/45567/582 — Baby, It's Cold Outside / I Never Heard You Say   (1949)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)

This was a split session with Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae.


Date: April 7, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1262

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 4182-3 A Cock-Eyed Optimist - 2:10(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Capitol 78 Album/45 Box/10" LP162/163 — Songs From Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813569 — A Cock-Eyed Optimist / A Wonderful Guy   (1951)
EMI Encore LP136 — South Pacific / The King And I   (1961)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
b. 4183-3 It Happens Every Spring - 3:10(Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon)
Capitol 78/45590 — It Happens Every Spring / Every Time I Meet You   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813248 — Sorry / It Happens Every Spring   (1950)
Sinetone AMR Download1104 — 1949-1951 Singles   (2011)
Jasmine Box Set28-4 — The Good Ol' Boys Club   (2012)

This was a split session with Frank De Vol and his orchestra.


Date: May 21, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1342

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Barney Kessel (g), Harry Babasin (b), Milt Holland (d, gng), Ray Linn, Uan Rasey, Joe Triscari (t), Francis "Joe" Howard, Tommy Pederson, Colleen Satterwhite (tb), Skeets Herfurt, Jerome Kasper, Jules Kinsler, Ronald Pirozzi, Ernest "Ted" Romersa (r), Huntington Burdick (frh), June Weiland (hrp), Arnold Ross (cel)

a. 4474-2 Let's Take An Old-Fashioned Walk - 3:06(Irving Berlin)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
b. 4475-1 Paris Wakes Up And Smiles - 3:04(Irving Berlin)
Both titles on: Capitol 78/45666 — Let's Take An Old-Fashioned Walk / Paris Wakes Up And Smiles   (1949)
Sinetone AMR Download1104 — 1949-1951 Singles   (2011)

This was a split session with Mel Tormé.


Date: June 23, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1381

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), Unknown (bkv, hnd), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 4611-2 It's A Most Unusual Day - 3:11(Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson)
Capitol 78/45724 — It's A Most Unusual Day / St. Louis Blues   (1949)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
Sinetone AMR Download1104 — 1949-1951 Singles   (2011)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
b. 4612backing tr Whirlwind - 2:41(Stan Jones)
unissued
c. 4613-3 Dime A Dozen - 3:05(Cindy Walker)
Capitol 78/45709 — Dime A Dozen / Whirlwind   (1949)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

Margaret Whiting (v) on a, c; Unknown (bkv) on c, (hnd) on c.

The vocal for "Whirlwind" was recorded at the next session (July 15, 1949).


Date: July 15, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1381-A

Margaret Whiting (v)

a. 4612-4overdub Whirlwind - 2:41(Stan Jones)
Capitol 78/45709 — Dime A Dozen / Whirlwind   (1949)
Vocalion CD3011 — My Own True Love   (2001)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)

The backing track was recorded at the previous session (June 23, 1949) by Frank De Vol & Orchestra.


Date: July 20, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1394

Nelson Riddle (con), Jimmy Wakely, Margaret Whiting (v), Buddy Cole (org), Buddy Cole Orchestra (acc)

a. 4671-2 Wedding Bells - 2:40(Claude Boone)
b. 4672-1 Slipping Around - 2:13(Floyd Tillman)
Capitol LP1488 — Great Smash Hits   (1961)
Capitol 456035 — Slipping Around / Let's Go To Church   (1962)
Capitol LP1801 — Our Best To You   (1963)
Both titles on: Capitol 78/4540224 — Slipping Around / Wedding Bells   (1949)
Capitol EP1-403 — Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely Sing   (1953)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
Jasmine CD2603 — Till We Meet Again: Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely   (2006)

This was a split session with Jimmy Wakely.


Date: September 2, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1470

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), The Mellowmen (bkv), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 4965-2 (It Happened At) The Festival Of Roses - 2:31(Al Goodhart, Dick Manning)
Capitol 78/45748 — Festival Of Roses / Three Rivers   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813293 — Stay With The Happy People / Festival Of Roses   (1950)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
b. 4966backing tr Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - 3:10(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
unissued
c. 4967backing tr Three Rivers - 2:56(Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster)
unissued
d. 4968-4 Mistletoe Kiss Polka - 2:35(Constance Palmer, Jimmy Kennedy)
Capitol 78/4590033 — Mistletoe Kiss Polka / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas   (1949)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)

Margaret Whiting (v) on a, d; The Mellowmen (bkv) on d.

The vocals for b-c. were recorded at the next session (September 6, 1949).


Date: September 6, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1470-A

Margaret Whiting (v)

a. 4966-2overdub Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - 3:10(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
Capitol 78/4590033 — Mistletoe Kiss Polka / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas   (1949)
Capitol LP9028 — Merry Christmas To You   (1954)
Capitol CS/CD7-94701-2 — Christmas Kisses   (1990)
Capitol CD79385 — Capitol Christmas Sampler   (1990)
Capitol CS/CD7-89587-2 — Happy Holidays: Capitol Sings Christmas   (1993)
Jasmine Box Set26-4 — There Goes That Song Again   (2011)
b. 4967-2overdub Three Rivers - 2:56(Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster)
Capitol 78/45748 — Festival Of Roses / Three Rivers   (1949)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)
Both titles on: Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)

The backing tracks were recorded at the previous session (September 2, 1949) by Frank De Vol & Orchestra.


Date: September 26, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1484

Buddy Cole (dir, org), Jimmy Wakely, Margaret Whiting (v), Buddy Cole Orchestra (acc)

a. 5025-2 I'll Never Slip Around Again - 2:06(Floyd Tillman)
Capitol (GB) 7813277 — My Foolish Heart / I'll Never Slip Around Again   (1950)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
b. 5026-1 Six Times A Week And Twice On Sunday - 2:09(Lew Porter, Mitchell L. Tableporter)
Capitol (GB) 7813245 — Six Times A Week And Twice On Sunday / The Gods Were Angry With Me   (1950)
Both titles on: Capitol 78/4540246 — I'll Never Slip Around Again / Six Times A Week And Twice On Sunday   (1949)
Capitol EP1-403 — Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely Sing   (1953)
Hilltop LP6053 — I'll Never Slip Around Again   (1967)
Jasmine CD2603 — Till We Meet Again: Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely   (2006)

Date: October 21, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1527

Frank De Vol (con), Margaret Whiting (v), The Mellowmen (bkv), Frank De Vol Orchestra (acc)

a. 5174-2 The Sun Is Always Shining - 3:14(McCarthy Jr., Brooks)
Capitol (GB) 7813826 — The Sun Is Always Shining Somewhere / Outside Of Heaven   (1952)
b. 5175-3 Sorry - 2:52(Buddy Pepper, Richard Whiting, Anna Sosenko)
Capitol (GB) 7813248 — Sorry / It Happens Every Spring   (1950)
Both titles on: Capitol 78/45776 — The Sun Is Always Shining / Sorry   (1949)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
VCR Records Download — 100 Original Tracks Remastered   (2013)

The Mellowmen (bkv) on a.

This was a split session with Mel Tormé.


Date: November 3, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1535

Billy May (con), Bob Hope, Margaret Whiting (v), Billy May Orchestra (acc)

a. 5202-3 Lucky Us - 2:55(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
b. 5203-1 Ain't We Got Fun - 2:18(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan, Gus Kahn)
Capitol (GB) EP1-20071 — Ain't We Got Fun   (1961)
ASV/Living Era CD5324 — Moonlight In Vermont   (2000)
K-tel Download — That Old Black Magic   (2013)
Both titles on: Capitol 78/45783 — Lucky Us / Ain't We Got Fun   (1949)
Capitol CD7-40863-2 — Best Of Bob Hope   (2003)
Jasmine Box Set17-4 — My Ideal: The Definitive Collection   (2007)

This was a split session for Jerry Lewis backing tracks.


Date: November 3, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1537

Lee Gillette (pdr), Billy May (con), Jimmy Wakely, Margaret Whiting (v), Buddy Cole (org), Buddy Cole Orchestra (acc)

a. 5210-2 Broken Down Merry-Go-Round - 2:32(Arthur Herbert, Fred Stryker)
Capitol 78/45800 — Broken Down Merry-Go-Round / The Gods Were Angry With Me   (1949)
Capitol CS/CD7-93194-2 — Margaret Whiting Collectors Series   (1990)
Capitol CS/CD7-96834-2 — Capitol Country Music Classics: 1950s   (1991)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
b. 5211-1 Fool's Paradise - 2:37(Hal Blair, Lynn Farr)
Capitol 78/451065 — Close Your Pretty Eyes / Fool's Paradise   (1950)
Capitol (GB) 7813523 — When You And I Were Young Maggie Blues / Fool's Paradise   (1951)
Castle Pulse CD739 — Legendary Song Stylist   (2005)
c. 5200-2 The Gods Were Angry With Me - 2:29(Bill Mackintosh, Rona Mackintosh)
Capitol 78/45800 — Broken Down Merry-Go-Round / The Gods Were Angry With Me   (1949)
Capitol (GB) 7813245 — Six Times A Week And Twice On Sunday / The Gods Were Angry With Me   (1950)
Capitol 78/452177 — The Gods Were Angry With Me / Till We Meet Again   (1952)
Capitol LP1801 — Our Best To You   (1963)
Collectors' Choice CD103-2 — The Complete Capitol Hits Of Margaret Whiting   (1999)
MVD Box Set9031 — Collectors Edition 1942-60   (2011)
All titles on: Jasmine CD2603 — Till We Meet Again: Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely   (2006)

Date: December 21, 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1575-A

Margaret Whiting (v)

a. 5317-1overdub Why Do You Say Those Things (That Hurt Me So) - 2:22(Foster G. Carling)
Capitol 78/45960 — Let's Go To Church / Why Do You Say Those Things   (1950)
Jasmine CD2603 — Till We Meet Again: Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely   (2006)

Jimmy Wakely's vocal and the backing track by Frank De Vol & Orchestra were recorded December 15, 1949 (Session #1575).


Date: December 1949
Location: Capitol Studios, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Label: Capitol
Session #1559

Margaret Whiting (v)

a. 5233-1 Season's Greetings From Capitol 1949 (Promo) - 3:22
Capitol 785233 — Season's Greetings From Capitol   (1949)
Jasmine CD778 — The Sounds Of Christmas: Rare Holiday Gems   (2013)

Sessions Reported: 57

Performances Reported: 119

Unique Songs Reported: 109

Unique Issues Reported: 170