Tony Martin

Alvin Morris (December 25, 1913 – July 27, 2012), known professionally as Tony Martin, was an American actor and popular singer. His career spanned over seven decades, and he scored dozens of hits between the late-1930s and mid-1950s with songs such as "Walk Hand in Hand", "Stranger in Paradise" and "I Get Ideas". He was married to actress and dancer Cyd Charisse for 60 years, from 1948 until her death in 2008.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 25th, 1913 (San Francisco), Died July 27th, 2012 (West Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26588 10-in. 7/13/1922 On the shores of the Rockaway Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Decca 65177 10-in. 3/14/1939 Begin the beguine Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 65178 10-in. 3/14/1939 September song Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 65184 10-in. 3/15/1939 Avalon Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 65185 10-in. 3/15/1939 Rose room Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 65186 10-in. 3/15/1939 Home in Pasadena Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 65187 10-in. 3/15/1939 California, here I come Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 66668 10-in. 9/26/1939 Does your heart beat for me? Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 66669 10-in. 9/26/1939 South of the border Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 66670 10-in. 9/26/1939 Lilacs in the rain Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 66671 10-in. 9/26/1939 Day in, day out Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 66988 10-in. 12/19/1939 Indian Summer Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 66989 10-in. 12/19/1939 It's a blue world Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 66990 10-in. 12/19/1939 Careless Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 66991 10-in. 12/19/1939 All the things you are Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67351 10-in. 3/20/1940 Love song of Renaldo Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67352 10-in. 3/20/1940 A young man sings Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67353 10-in. 3/20/1940 The creaking old mill on the creek Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67354 10-in. 3/20/1940 Hear my song, Violetta Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67437 10-in. 3/31/1940 Havana for a night Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67438 10-in. 3/31/1940 Tonight (Perfidia) Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67439 10-in. 3/31/1940 The sky fell down Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67440 10-in. 3/31/1940 Fools rush in (where the angels fear to tread) Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67843 10-in. 5/28/1940 Where was I? Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67844 10-in. 5/28/1940 When the swallows come back to Capistrano Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67845 10-in. 5/28/1940 I'll never smile again Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 67846 10-in. 5/28/1940 I'm stepping out with a memory tonight Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 69961 10-in. 11/18/1941 'Tis Autumn Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 69962 10-in. 11/18/1941 Cancel the flowers Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 69963 10-in. 11/18/1941 Abe Lincoln had just one country Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca 69964 10-in. 11/18/1941 Somebody else is taking my place Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 445 10-in. 7/18/1936 A star fell out of heaven Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 446 10-in. 7/18/1936 When did you leave heaven? Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 615 10-in. 9/17/1936 It's love I'm after Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 616 10-in. 9/17/1936 You're slightly terrific Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 617 10-in. 9/17/1936 Sweetheart, let's grow old together Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 618 10-in. 9/17/1936 The world is mine (Tonight) Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1815 10-in. 7/12/1939 White sails Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1816 10-in. 7/12/1939 Cinderella, stay in my arms Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1817 10-in. 7/12/1939 All I remember is you Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1819 10-in. 7/14/1939 Don't forget me, don't forget me Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1820 10-in. 7/14/1939 Song of the flame Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1821 10-in. 7/14/1939 To you Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1988 10-in. 4/16/1940 The donkey serenade Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1989 10-in. 4/16/1940 You're lonely and I'm lonely Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1990 10-in. 4/16/1940 Fools fall in love Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1991 10-in. 4/16/1940 Help me (Cuatro vidas) Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2128 10-in. 9/6/1940 Two dreams met Frances Langford ; Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2129 10-in. 9/6/1940 Our love affair Frances Langford ; Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2130 10-in. 9/6/1940 Two dreams met Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2131 10-in. 9/6/1940 My next romance Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2145 10-in. 9/10/1940 A handful of stars Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2146 10-in. 9/10/1940 The call of the canyon Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2294 10-in. 12/24/1940 Now I lay me down to dream Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2295 10-in. 12/24/1940 Dream valley Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2296 10-in. 12/24/1940 The last time I saw Paris Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2297 10-in. 12/24/1940 Till the lights of London shine again Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2361 10-in. 1/15/1941 They met in Rio Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2362 10-in. 1/15/1941 Boa noite Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2363 10-in. 1/15/1941 You stepped out of a dream Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2364 10-in. 1/15/1941 Too beautiful to last Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2429 10-in. 5/29/1941 Intermezzo-1 Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2430 10-in. 5/29/1941 Taboo Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2431 10-in. 5/29/1941 Flamingo Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2432 10-in. 5/29/1941 Where in the world Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2451 10-in. 6/24/1941 Beautiful Ohio Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2452 10-in. 6/24/1941 By the River Sainte Marie Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2453 10-in. 6/24/1941 On Miami shore Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2454 10-in. 6/24/1941 Old pal, why don't you answer me? Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2472 10-in. 6/27/1941 Don't take your love from me Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2473 10-in. 6/27/1941 The angelus rings again Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2474 10-in. 6/27/1941 Below the Equator Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2475 10-in. 6/27/1941 If it's you Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2525 10-in. 7/11/1941 Cuban love song Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2526 10-in. 7/11/1941 Just a gigolo Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2527 10-in. 7/11/1941 Jealous Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2528 10-in. 7/11/1941 Under your window Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2529 10-in. 7/11/1941 Don't ask me why Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2576 10-in. 7/20/1941 Nazareth (A sacred song) Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2577 10-in. 7/20/1941 Christmas candle Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2651 10-in. 8/18/1941 I guess I'll have to dream the rest Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2652 10-in. 8/18/1941 The cowboy serenade Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2653 10-in. 8/18/1941 Tonight we love Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2654 10-in. 8/18/1941 A pretty girl is like a melody Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2655 10-in. 8/18/1941 The hills of home Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2871 10-in. 2/1/1942 Junior Miss Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2872 10-in. 2/1/1942 Sleepy lagoon Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2873 10-in. 2/1/1942 After taps Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2874 10-in. 2/1/1942 Here you are Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2875 10-in. 2/1/1942 Anywhere on earth is heaven Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2876 10-in. 2/1/1942 (I don't stand) A ghost of a chance (with you) Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca L 3105 10-in. 7/19/1942 I had the craziest dream Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca L 3106 10-in. 7/19/1942 Yesterday's gardenias Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca L 3107 10-in. 7/19/1942 Lullaby of the rain Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca L 3108 10-in. 7/19/1942 Why do I love you? (from Showboat) Frances Langford ; Tony Martin vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Tony," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105205.

Martin, Tony. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105205.

"Martin, Tony." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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