Margaret Whiting was a popular artist of the 1940s, and enjoyed crossover appeal into the 1950s and beyond. Possessing a bright voice with clear diction, outstanding pitch and a gifted sensitivity for lyric, Margaret popularized several compositions that became standards of the Great American Songbook.
A prolific artist with a career that spanned six decades, Margaret Whiting recorded 548 masters in more than 150 sessions, all cataloged and cross-referenced with issues by format. Indexes of songs, composers and session personnel are available. Many radio transcriptions and media performances are also included in this discography. In total, there are more than 900 recorded performances of Margaret Whiting listed within this discography.
Formats are displayed beside issue titles, and catalogue prefixes are ignored to prevent redundancy. Albums of simultaneous mono and stereo issue are displayed using the stereo catalogue number. Foreign singles are ignored unless the issue contains different performances than its domestic counterpart or is an original release. Various artist compilations are listed only if the issue is from an original label, or if a rare performance is included. Reissues of identical programming (including some with different titles and artwork) are listed in the notes of the original release to prevent repetitive entries; audiophile quality reissues are the exception. Digital downloads that contain rare performances not available on CD are listed in a separate index page. Issues after 2013 are included only if the compilation is produced by a reputable label, or if rare material is enclosed.