Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday music, Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakeley

"Bushel and a Peck" recorded 1950. Margaret Whiting, born Detroit, 1924. Featured singer for big bands in the 1940s. James Clarence Wakeley, born Mineola, Arkansas, 1914. Singing cowboy, recording 1930s-50s, appearing in several B-westerns.

The two had another hit in 1951 with the Christmas song, "Silver Bells."

Coming up: Monte Walsh (1970)


  1. That song was popular for awhile and so was Wakely in the movies.

  2. I had a Jimmie Wakeley long play album of western songs in the late '50s or early '60s that I played to death. Silver Bells is my favorite Christmas song, but I didn't know he and Margaret Whiting recorded it early. I'm enjoying your blog, Ron.

  3. I've always loved their version of "Slipping Around."