Ralph Marterie

Ralph Marterie

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Ralph Marterie
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American trumpeter and bandleader of Italian origin.
Born 24 December 1914, Acerra, near Naples, Italy, died 10 October 1978, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Marterie emigrated to the USA as a child with his parents, where his father joined the orchestra of the Chicago Civic Opera. As a teenager he started playing trumpet with Danny Russo’s Oriole Orchestra, he played in local theatres and with various bands in Chicago. Later he joined the NBC staff orchestra where he played under conductors such as Percy Faith and André Kostelanetz. During World War II he led a US Navy band. After the war he returned to Chicago as a leader with ABC Radio.

In 1949 Marterie started recording for Mercury Records with his own big band. In 1952 the band spent 10 weeks in the US charts with “Caravan”, earning a second Gold Disc the following year with “Pretend”. His album and singles output varied between swing standards, novelties, and pop instrumentals that highlighted his trademark of trumpet and guitar voiced together, for instance the temporary partnership with guitarist/musical director Al Caiola on a cover version of “Acapulco 22”. He also had moderate hits with “Guaglione”, “Skokiaan” and “Tequila”. Marterie was still touring with his band until his death in Dayton, where he had just played a one-nighter in October 1978.
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Ralph Marterie Discography Tracks

Albums

MG 25171 Ralph Marterie Dancing On The Downbeat(10", Album) Mercury MG 25171 US 1953 Sell This Version
MG 20054 Ralph Marterie With Strings* Music For Smoochin'(LP, Mono) Mercury MG 20054 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG 20010 Ralph Marterie With Strings(LP) Mercury MG 20010 US 1960 Sell This Version
Ralph Marterie Big Band Themes (Album) United Artists Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Al Caiola, Ralph Marterie Al Caiola, Ralph Marterie - Acapulco 1922 & The Lonely Bull United Artists Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
UAL 3223 Ralph Marterie Marterie Plays Again(LP, Album, Mono) United Artists Records UAL 3223 US Unknown Sell This Version
WWS 8506 Ralph Marterie 88 Strings(LP) United Artists Ultra Audio WWS 8506 US Unknown Sell This Version
GU 191-024 Al Caiola, Ralph Marterie Al Caiola, Ralph Marterie - La Guitarra De Ralph Caiola Y La Trompeta de Ralph Marterie(LP, Album, Mono) United Artists Records, Gamma (4) GU 191-024 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5486-X45 Vic Damone With Orch. Conducted By Ralph Marterie* Vic Damone With Orch. Conducted By Ralph Marterie* - Take Me In Your Arms / Beloved Be Faithful(7", Single) Mercury 5486-X45 US 1949 Sell This Version
5486 Vic Damone With Ralph Marterie Vic Damone With Ralph Marterie - Take Me In Your Arms / Beloved Be Faithful(10") Mercury 5486 US 1949 Sell This Version
EP-1-3070 Ralph Marterie Dancing On The Down Beat(7", EP) Mercury EP-1-3070 US 1953 Sell This Version
Ralph Marterie Tops In Pops (EP) Mercury US 1954 Sell This Version
EP-1-3254 Ralph Marterie With Jerry Murad's Harmonicats Ralph Marterie With Jerry Murad's Harmonicats - The Cats Play With The Horn(7", EP) Mercury EP-1-3254 US 1954 Sell This Version
EP-1-3182 Ralph Marterie Instrumentals By Ralph Marterie(7", EP) Mercury EP-1-3182 US 1954 Sell This Version
EP-1-3269 Ralph Marterie Lost In Loveliness(7", EP) Mercury EP-1-3269 US 1954 Sell This Version
Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra* That Mellow Saxophone / Do You Ever Think Of Me (Single) Mercury US 1956 Sell This Version
Ralph Marterie In The Mood (Single) Mercury UK 1959 Sell This Version
MG-10.139 David Carroll & Ralph Marterie David Carroll & Ralph Marterie - Oye Negra(7", EP) Mercury MG-10.139 Spain 1959 Sell This Version
Ralph Marterie Caravan / Tonight United Artists Records US 1961 Sell This Version
UA 315 Ralph Marterie Bacardi / The Shuck(7") United Artists Records UA 315 US 1961 Sell This Version
67 036 Al Caiola And Ralph Marterie Al Caiola And Ralph Marterie - The Lonely Bull(7", Single) United Artists Records 67 036 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
HU 067-87 Al Caiola & Ralph Marterie Al Caiola & Ralph Marterie - El Toro Solitario(7", EP) United Artists Records HU 067-87 Spain 1962 Sell This Version
HU 067-85 Al Caiola, Ralph Marterie Al Caiola, Ralph Marterie - El Pecador Y Otros Éxitos...!(7", EP) United Artists Records HU 067-85 Spain 1962 Sell This Version
UP-1022 Al Caiola - Ralph Marterie Al Caiola - Ralph Marterie - Acapulco 1922(7", Single) United Artists Records UP-1022 UK 1962 Sell This Version
MU 4-1062 Ralph Marterie Goldfinger / Whispering Drums(7", Single, Mono) Columbia MU 4-1062 Canada 1964 Sell This Version

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