1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Tony Martin (born December 25, 1912)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: I Get Ideas 1951
Martin also had hits with Here in 1954 and Walk Hand in Hand in 1956.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1938-1957 Record Label: RCA Victor
Born Alvin Morris to a Jewish family in Oakland, California, Tony Martin, at grammar school, played saxophone and was a boy soprano in the glee club. Dubbed ‘the Butterscotch Baritone’ he was featured on the George Burns and Gracie Allen radio program. His 1946 million-selling recording of To Each His Own at Mercury, prompted RCA to offer him a long-term record contract in 1947. In the fifties he starred in a number of MGM film musicals including ‘Two Tickets to Broadway’ with Janet Leigh in 1951, singing his biggest hit song There’s No Tomorrow, and he sang the title song in ‘Easy to Love’ with Esther Williams in 1953. His version of Lover Come Back To Me with Joan Weldon in 1954’s ‘Deep in My Heart’ was a highlight of Hollywood musicals and in the 1955 musical ‘Hit The Deck’ he sang More than You Know to Ann Miller. Tony Martin has been married to dancer/singer/actress Cyd Charisse since 1948.