Martin Block (February 3, 1903 – September 18, 1967) was an American disc jockey. It is said that Walter Winchell invented the term "disk jockey" as a means of describing Block's radio work.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1903 (Los Angeles), Died September 18, 1967 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, speaker
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-030367||10-in.||12/7/1938||I won't believe it (Till I hear it from you)||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-033730||10-in.||2/16/1939||A new moon and an old serenade||Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-033905||10-in.||2/24/1939||A new moon and an old serenade||Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-043974||10-in.||12/6/1939||Faithful to you||Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-044255||10-in.||11/24/1939||Faithful to you||Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-056479||10-in.||10/11/1940||Make believe ballroom time||Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-058305||10-in.||12/4/1940||It's sad, but true||Jimmy Blair ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||PBS-061265||10-in.||5/28/1941||I guess I'll have to dream the rest||Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-062722||10-in.||2/27/1941||It's sad, but true||Joe Reichman Orchestra ; Marion Shaw||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-062750||10-in.||3/10/1941||It's sad but true||Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-066430||10-in.||6/27/1941||I guess I'll have to dream the rest||The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-066554||10-in.||4/9/1942||One red rose forever||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Stuart Wade||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-066874||10-in.||7/18/1941||I guess I'll have to dream the rest||Lanny Ross||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-067890||10-in.||9/19/1941||Jack and Jill||Four King Sisters ; Rhythm Reys||Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068057||10-in.||10/29/1941||This is no laughing matter||Wood-Nymphs ; Barry Wood||Male vocal solo and female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-068104||10-in.||10/23/1941||This is no laughing matter||Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-068124||10-in.||10/28/1941||This is no laughing matter||Dinah Shore||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-071193||10-in.||10/20/1941||This is no laughing matter||Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Decca||86038||3/16/1954||Martin Block introduces his show||Martin Block||speaker|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Block, Martin," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100073.
Block, Martin. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100073.
"Block, Martin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.
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