Best of Tony Martin on RCA

The Best of Tony Martin on RCA

by Tony Martin
     
 
The Best of Tony Martin on RCA rounds up most of the actor/singer's RCA Victor chart hits on a 45-song, two-disc set. Martin had 29 hits during this period, so hit collectors may be frustrated that the compiler omitted a number of chart items. All the big hits are included, though, from the soaring religious tune "Walk Hand in Hand" to

Overview

The Best of Tony Martin on RCA rounds up most of the actor/singer's RCA Victor chart hits on a 45-song, two-disc set. Martin had 29 hits during this period, so hit collectors may be frustrated that the compiler omitted a number of chart items. All the big hits are included, though, from the soaring religious tune "Walk Hand in Hand" to "There's No Tomorrow," the melody of which later surfaced in Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never." Martin wasn't a crooner, but rather a big-voiced baritone with a flair for dramatic numbers like "Kiss of Fire" and "Angels in the Sky," the latter of which was a hit for the Crew Cuts, even though Martin arguably gave it a superior reading. Romantic and dramatic numbers abound, but Martin had a playful side, too, as heard on "Over a Bottle of Wine" and "Sorta on the Border," moderate hits that introduced exotic rhythms and a touch of humor. The lighter touch also prevails in Martin's duet with Fran Warren, "I Said My Pajamas (And Put on My Pray'rs)," the clear winner against several competing versions of the tune in 1950. The Best of Tony Martin on RCA is the most generous collection of Martin's RCA hits yet produced, but also collects many obscure yet worthwhile recordings not heard on straightforward greatest-hits collections.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1998
Label:
Collector's Choice
UPC:
0617742004625
catalogNumber:
46

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Lazy Countryside
  2. For Every Man There's a Woman
  3. Hooray for Love
  4. It's Magic
  5. If You Stub Your Toe on the Moon
  6. No Orchids for My Lady
  7. Circus
  8. You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)
  9. Bye Bye Baby
  10. Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye
  11. There's No Tomorrow
  12. Marta (Rambling Rose of the Wildwood)
  13. I Said My Pajamas (And Put on My Pray'rs)
  14. Roulette
  15. Valencia
  16. I Apologize
  17. The Thrill Is Gone
  18. Music, Maestro, Please!
  19. La Vie en Rose
  20. Would I Love You (Love You, Love You)
  21. Tahiti, My Island

Disc 2

  1. I Get Ideas
  2. Over a Bottle of Wine
  3. Vanity
  4. Domino
  5. It's All over But the Memories
  6. At Last! At Last!
  7. Jump Through the Ring
  8. Luna Rossa
  9. Kiss of Fire
  10. Dance of Destiny
  11. Sleepy Time Gal
  12. April in Portugal (The Whispering Serenade)
  13. Now Hear This
  14. Sorta on the Border
  15. Stranger in Paradise
  16. Here
  17. Angels in the Sky
  18. Restless Heart
  19. Domani (Tomorrow)
  20. Ev'rywhere
  21. Walk Hand in Hand
  22. It's Better in the Dark
  23. Marina
  24. I'll Take Romance

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Martin   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
Shorty Rogers   Conductor
Marty Paich   Conductor
Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra   Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble
Aristokats Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hal Borne   Conductor

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
George Wyle   Composer
Edward Nelson   Composer
Russ Columbo   Composer
George Forrest   Composer
Lenny Sanders   Composer
Robert Rice   Liner Notes
Edward Pola   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
R. S. Lourgay   Composer
Vian   Composer
Paul Gregory   Composer

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