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 New York City
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, speaker
|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-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-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-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|
|Decca||86038||3/16/1954||Martin Block introduces his show||Martin Block||speaker|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Block, Martin," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100073.
Block, Martin. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100073.
"Block, Martin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.
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