Ray Martin (5)

Real Name:
Raymond Stuart Martin
Profile:
Born Vienna, Austria 1918-1988. 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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Albums

33 S 1011, 33S1011 Ray Martin (5) - Music In The Ray Martin Manner album art Ray Martin (5) Music In The Ray Martin Manner (Album) Columbia, Columbia 33 S 1011, 33S1011 UK 1953 Sell This Version
LPM-1771 Ray Martin (5) - Pop Goes The Swingin' Marchin' Band album art The Swingin' Marchin' Band Conducted By Ray Martin (5) The Swingin' Marchin' Band Conducted By Ray Martin (5) - Pop Goes The Swingin' Marchin' Band (Album) RCA Victor LPM-1771 US 1958 Sell This Version
LSP-1960 Ray Martin (5) - Parade Of The Pops album art Ray Martin (5) , And The Swingin' Marchin' Band Ray Martin (5) , And The Swingin' Marchin' Band - Parade Of The Pops RCA LSP-1960 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
LSP-2130 Ray Martin (5) - The Rockin' Strings Of Ray Martin album art Ray Martin (5) The Rockin' Strings Of Ray Martin (Album) RCA LSP-2130 US 1959 Sell This Version
LPM-2367 Ray Martin (5) - Songs Of Juan Valdez - Music Of Colombia album art José Duval With Ray Martin (5), His Chorus* And Orchestra* José Duval With Ray Martin (5), His Chorus* And Orchestra* - Songs Of Juan Valdez - Music Of Colombia (Album) RCA Victor LPM-2367 US 1961 Sell This Version
SLS 1037 Ray Martin (5) - Dancing After Dark album art Ray Martin (5), His Orchestra* And Strings* Ray Martin (5), His Orchestra* And Strings* - Dancing After Dark (Album) Strand Records (2) SLS 1037 US 1962 Sell This Version
PFS 4043 Ray Martin (5) - The Sound Of Sight album art Ray Martin (5) The Sound Of Sight (Album) Decca PFS 4043 Belgium 1963 Sell This Version
KLVP 144 Ray Martin (5) - Música De James Bond - Vol. 2 album art Ray Martin (5) E La Sua Orchestra* Ray Martin (5) E La Sua Orchestra* - Música De James Bond - Vol. 2 (Album) Vik KLVP 144 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
ERL 3337 Ray Martin (5) - Moods Miscellaneous album art Ray Martine* Moods Miscellaneous(LP) Ember Records ERL 3337 UK 1966 Sell This Version
CAL-2162 Ray Martin (5) - Living Brass Plays  A Henry Mancini Tribute album art Living Brass, Ray Martin (5) Living Brass, Ray Martin (5) - Living Brass Plays A Henry Mancini Tribute RCA Camden CAL-2162 US 1967 Sell This Version
none Ray Martin (5) - We Make Films album art Kermit Leslie, Ray Martin (5), James Reichert Kermit Leslie, Ray Martin (5), James Reichert - We Make Films(LP) Effective Communication Arts Inc, John Bransby Productions Ltd none US 1968 Sell This Version
CCS 0141 Ray Martin (5) - The Great Grammy Award Songs album art Ray Martin (5) The Great Grammy Award Songs(LP, Album) RCA CCS 0141 US 1968 Sell This Version
15-18 Ray Martin (5) - Welcome Home album art Ray Martin (5), His Strings* And Orchestra* Ray Martin (5), His Strings* And Orchestra* - Welcome Home(LP, Album) Gold Star 15-18 UK 1974 Sell This Version
TRO-197 Ray Martin (5) - Romantic Strings - 20 Favourite Love Songs album art Ronald Binge, Tony Osborne, Ray Martin (5) Ronald Binge, Tony Osborne, Ray Martin (5) - Romantic Strings - 20 Favourite Love Songs(LP) Music World TRO-197 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
4M 046-97225 Ray Martin (5) - Romance In Wien album art Ray Martin (5) Romance In Wien Music For Pleasure 4M 046-97225 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
33S1021 Ray Martin (5) Music In The Ray Martin Manner Vol.2(10") Columbia 33S1021 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LP 105 Ray Martin (5) Ray Martin Plays(10", Album) Essex Records (3) LP 105 US Unknown Sell This Version
330S 1011 Ray Martin (5) - Music In The Ray Martin Manner album art Ray Martin (5) Music In The Ray Martin Manner(10") Columbia 330S 1011 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
ZSKF 56039 Ray Martin (5) - Vienna Romantica album art Ray Martin (5) Vienna Romantica(LP) Amico ZSKF 56039 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

D.B.2967 Ray Martin (5) - With All My Heart And Soul / Chez Moi album art 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 1951 Sell This Version
SEG 7605 Ray Martin (5) - Ray Martin Specialities... album art Ray Martin (5) Ray Martin Specialities...(7", EP) Columbia SEG 7605 UK 1955 Sell This Version
ESDF 1159 S Ray Martin (5) - Carousel Waltz album art Ray Martin (5) Carousel Waltz(7") Columbia ESDF 1159 S France 1957 Sell This Version
SEDQ 658 Ray Martin (5) - Ray Martin E La Sua "Concert Orchestra" album art Ray Martin (5) Ray Martin E La Sua "Concert Orchestra"(7", EP, qua) Columbia SEDQ 658 Italy 1957 Sell This Version
UA 103 X Ray Martin (5) - Song From The Quiet American: Rah-En-Gay (Stay With Me) album art Ray Martin (5), Orchestra* And Chorus* Ray Martin (5), Orchestra* And Chorus* - Song From The Quiet American: Rah-En-Gay (Stay With Me)(7", Single) United Artists Records UA 103 X US 1958 Sell This Version
UA 116 X Ray Martin (5) - Spring in Spain / Argentina Ballerina album art Ray Martin (5), Orchestra* And Chorus* Ray Martin (5), Orchestra* And Chorus* - Spring in Spain / Argentina Ballerina(7", Single, Promo) United Artists Records, Inc. UA 116 X US 1958 Sell This Version