Melvin Martin

Sir Martin John Melvin, 1st Baronet, JP (8 June 1879 – 11 May 1952) was a British businessman and newspaper manager, based in Birmingham.

The Roman-Catholic Melvin was educated at Mount St Mary's College. In 1917 he acquired the ailing Catholic newspaper The Universe, appointed Herbert S. Dean as its editor and completely overhauled the content and theological outlook of the paper. He was knighted in the 1927 Birthday Honours and created a Baronet, of Olton in the County of Warwick, in 1933, "For political and public services in Birmingham". Melvin died in May 1952, aged 72, when the baronetcy became extinct.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 8, 1879, Died May 11, 1952

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99353 10-in. 2/25/1936 Bonus blues Joe Pullum Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99354 10-in. 2/25/1936 Come on, if you're coming Joe Pullum Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99355 10-in. 2/25/1936 Bedroom blues Joe Pullum Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99356 10-in. 2/25/1936 Hattie Green Joe Pullum Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99357 10-in. 2/25/1936 Woman trouble blues Joe Pullum Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99358 10-in. 2/25/1936 Swing them blues Joe Pullum Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Melvin," accessed April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115828.

Martin, Melvin. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115828.

"Martin, Melvin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115828

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