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Martin Block

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100073

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