Hugh Martin

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105222

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