Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Crooner Tony Martin dies at 98

One of the folks whose voice is preserved in my collection of vintage 78 rpm platters has passed away; Tony Martin lived to age 98.

"A peer of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, Mr. Martin sang full voice in a warm baritone that carried special appeal for his female audience. Among his hit recordings were 'I Get Ideas,' 'To Each His Own,' 'Begin the Beguine' and 'There's No Tomorrow,'" says this obituary.

I thought he had appeared in a number of Uncle Warren's Attic shows, but a quick search finds only his appearance way back in #4, when I played "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" for you. As I unpack the shtuff and start podcasting again, I'll have to rectify that situation.

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