Ray Martin (5)

Ray Martin (5)

Real Name:
Raymond Stuart Martin
Profile:
Viennese born Ray Martin, after studying music in the Vienna Academy of Music and Fine Arts, came to live and work in England in 1937. His career was then interupted by 6 years service in the British Army (1940-46) where he served in the Intelligence Corps. By 1949 Ray Martin was one of the top English composer-arranger-conductors and a household name in the British isles, via records, radio, television and motion pictures. He became the conductor of the BBC Variety Orchestra and also worked for EMI as a record producer and arranger. It is through his recordings that US-Americans first heard of him and began to love his compositions. Since 1957 Ray Martin has been living and working in New York,there he worked on both Broadway and Hollywood productions. Martin composed more than 2000 works, many of which were recorded for RCA and Polydor. His use of pseudonyms has blurred the path of his career through the years, making his many contributions even harder to keep track of. But his original compositions are what really made him popular; tracks like "Marching Strings" have become stables of many public and city bands and orchestras since their release. He returned to the UK in 1972, but was comparatively unproductive. In 1980 he moved to South Africa, where he died in Johannesburg, from cancer in 1988 at the age of 69.
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Ray Martin (5) Discography

Albums

LPM-1771 Pop Goes The Swingin' Marching Band Conducted By Ray Martin (5) Pop Goes The Swingin' Marching Band Conducted By Ray Martin (5) - Pop Goes The Swingin' Marching Band (Album) RCA Victor LPM-1771 US 1958 Sell This Version
LPM-1960 Ray Martin (5) , And The Swingin' Marchin' Band Ray Martin (5) , And The Swingin' Marchin' Band - Parade Of The Pops(LP, Mono) RCA LPM-1960 US 1959 Sell This Version
LSP-2130 Ray Martin (5) The Rockin' Strings Of Ray Martin (Album) RCA LSP-2130 US 1959 Sell This Version
PFS 4043 Ray Martin (5) The Sound Of Sight (Album) Decca PFS 4043 Belgium 1963 Sell This Version
CAS 2162 Living Brass, Ray Martin (5) Living Brass, Ray Martin (5) - Living Brass Plays A Henry Mancini Tribute(LP) RCA Camden CAS 2162 US 1967 Sell This Version
4M 046-97225 Ray Martin (5) Romance In Wien Music For Pleasure 4M 046-97225 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
33 S 1011 Ray Martin (5) Music In The Ray Martin Manner Columbia 33 S 1011 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Exp-110 Ray Martin (5) Tango Waltz / Hi Lili - Hi Lo / Swedish Rhapsody / Carnivalito(7", EP) Essex Records (3) Exp-110 US 1953 Sell This Version
UA 103 X Ray Martin (5) Rah-En-Gay(7", Single) United Artists Records UA 103 X US 1958 Sell This Version
SEG 7605 Ray Martin (5) Specialities...(7", EP, Single) Columbia SEG 7605 UK Unknown Sell This Version
D.B.2967 Steve Conway (2) With Orchestra Conducted By Ray Martin (5) Steve Conway (2) With Orchestra Conducted By Ray Martin (5) - With All My Heart And Soul / Chez Moi(Shellac, 10") Columbia D.B.2967 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ESDF 1159 S Ray Martin (5) Carousel Waltz(7") Columbia ESDF 1159 S France Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CDLK 4105 Ray Martin (5) In The Martin Manner(CD, Comp) Vocalion CDLK 4105 2000 Sell This Version
CDLK 4119 Ray Martin (5) In The Martin Manner - Volume 2(CD, Comp) Vocalion CDLK 4119 UK 2001 Sell This Version