Marty Gold

Martin Gold (December 26, 1915 – January 14, 2011) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader born in New York City, New York, United States. He was the pianist and arranger for the Korn Kobblers, a popular 1940s novelty group billed as "America's most nonsensical dance band", but was probably best known as the composer of the song "Tell Me Why", which was a hit for The Four Aces in 1951.

Gold also arranged, conducted, and recorded for RCA Victor light orchestral "mood music" pieces utilizing fully the possibilities of the newly developed Stereophonic sound, with whole sections of violins drifting between right and left speakers.

He conducted (along with Sid Ramin) The Three Suns' The Sounds of Christmas (RCA, 1955) He produced Peter Nero's first two albums for RCA (1961) and also conducted the accompanying orchestra. While at RCA, he had the distinction of playing on pre-Columbia signed Barbra Streisand's RCA audition demo in March, 1962.

Gold died on January 14, 2011, in Agoura Hills, California, at the age of 95.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 26, 1915, Died January 14, 2011

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: electric organ, leader, piano, songwriter, composer

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5525 10-in. 8/28/1950 After you've gone Three Suns Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor E0VB-5526 10-in. 8/28/1950 I'll find you Peter Hanley ; Three Suns Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor E1VB-2024 10-in. 4/23/1951 Just a sailor's sweetheart Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E1VB-2025 10-in. 4/23/1951 Somebody Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E1VB-2039 10-in. 4/24/1951 Cowpoke Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor E1VB-2040 10-in. 4/24/1951 Lookin' around Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E1VB-2054 10-in. 4/26/1951 Pennsylvania The Beaver Valley Sweethearts Male vocal solo, with female vocal duet and string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E1VB-2055 10-in. 4/26/1951 I've been wond'rin' my darlin' The Beaver Valley Sweethearts Male vocal solo, with female vocal duet and string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E1VB-2056 10-in. 4/26/1951 Lonely little robin The Beaver Valley Sweethearts ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with female vocal duet and string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E1VB-2129 10-in. 5/15/1951 Sick, sober and sorry Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band leader, instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor E1VB-2500 10-in. 6/7/1951 Oh, dear, where can my honey be? Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor E1VB-2501 10-in. 6/7/1951 There's no escape Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor E1VB-2504 10-in. 6/11/1951 Lonesome Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with string band leader, instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor E1VB-2505 10-in. 6/11/1951 The wondrous word (of the Lord) Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with string band instrumentalist, electric organ, leader  
Victor H2TB-7677 10-in. 10/30/1957 Consolation Leni Barteri ; Marty Gold Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Victor H2TB-7678 10-in. 10/30/1957 Girls are different (Nani-nani) Leni Barteri ; Marty Gold Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor H2TB-7680 10-in. 10/30/1957 Greek sailor dance Leni Barteri ; Marty Gold Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D5VB-0803 10-in. 10/25/1945 It's dawn again New Music [Shep Fields] Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-1789 10-in. 10/25/1947 Sweetheart serenade Three Suns Instrumental trio instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor D9VB-0132 10-in. 1/21/1949 Cruising down the river Three Suns Female-male vocal duet, with male vocal group and instrumental sextet instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor D9VB-0139 10-in. 1/24/1949 Donkey serenade Three Suns Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor D9VB-0140 10-in. 1/24/1949 Serenade Three Suns Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor D9VB-0143 10-in. 1/25/1949 (When we're alone) Penthouse serenade Three Suns Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor D9VB-0144 10-in. 1/25/1949 Serenade Three Suns Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, electric organ  
Victor D9VB-0145 10-in. 1/25/1949 Serenade in the night Three Suns Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, electric organ  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gold, Marty," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/358112.

Gold, Marty. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/358112.

"Gold, Marty." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

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