Hugh Martin (August 11, 1914 – March 11, 2011) was an American musical theater and film composer, arranger, vocal coach, and playwright. He was best known for his score for the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis, in which Judy Garland sang three Martin songs, "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The last of these has become a Christmas season standard in the United States and around the English-speaking world. Martin became a close friend of Garland and was her accompanist at many of her concert performances in the 1950s, including her appearances at the Palace Theater.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 11th, 1914 (Birmingham), Died March 11th, 2011
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist, vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-07785||10-in.||4/13/1937||Carelessly||Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-07788||10-in.||4/13/1937||Exactly like you||Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-068009||10-in.||10/21/1941||What do you think I am?||Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Gale Robbins||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068010||10-in.||10/21/1941||Buckle down, Winsocki||Art Jarrett Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, vocal quartet, and vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068036||10-in.||10/27/1941||Ev'ry time||Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068353||10-in.||11/24/1941||What do you think I am?||Nancy Walker||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068354||10-in.||11/24/1941||Shady lady bird||Nancy Walker||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068355||10-in.||11/24/1941||Just a little joint with a juke box||Nancy Walker||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068356||10-in.||11/24/1941||Ev'ry time||Nancy Walker||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068399||10-in.||12/10/1941||That's how I love the blues||Bea Wain||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068600||10-in.||12/10/1941||Ev'ry time||Bea Wain||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-071436||10-in.||10/1/1941||Ev'ry time||Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||D4AB-0233||10-in.||8/17/1944||The trolley song||Four King Sisters||Female vocal quartet, with male vocal septet||songwriter|
|Decca||74302||12/20/1947||The little boy blues||Sandra Deel ; Hugh Martin||vocalist, composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74303||12/20/1947||Gotta dance||Harold Lang||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74304||12/20/1947||I'm tired of Texas||Nancy Walker||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74305||12/20/1947||Let's do a ballet||Loren Welch||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74306||12/20/1947||Shauney O'Shay||Sandra Deel ; Hugh Martin||vocalist, composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74307||12/18/1947||Horrible, horrible love||Sandra Deel ; Nancy Walker||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74308||12/18/1947||I'm the first girl in the second row||Nancy Walker||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74309||12/18/1947||Tiny room||Bill Shirley||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74310||12/18/1947||If you'll be mine||Bill Shirley ; Nancy Walker||composer, lyricist|
|Decca||74311||12/18/1947||I'm not so bright||Harold Lang||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Hugh," accessed November 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105222.
Martin, Hugh. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105222.
"Martin, Hugh." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 November 2021.
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