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(DISCOGRAPHY BELOW) Martha Tilton (born November 14, 1915, in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American popular singer best-known for her 1939 recording of "And the Angels Sing" with Benny Goodman. She also had major success from 1942-49 as one of the first artists to record for Capitol Records. Among her biggest hits as a solo artist were "I'll Walk Alone," a wartime ballad which peaked at #4 on the charts in 1944; "I Should Care" and "A Stranger in Town," both of which peaked at ..10 in 1945; and three in 1947: "How Are Things in Glocca Morra," from Finian's Rainbow, which reached ..8; "That's My Desire," which hit ..10; and "I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder," which peaked at ..9. After she left Capitol, Tilton recorded for various other labels, including Coral and Tops. Among her later albums was We Sing the Old Songs (1957, Tops), a mix of older songs and recent standards with Curt Massey, who later became well-known for singing the theme song to the CBS-TV series Petticoat Junction. Tilton also appeared in films. Her singing voice was also used in many films dubbed over other actresses including Barbara Stanwyck, Martha O'Driscoll, and Anne Gwynne.

How the Other Half Swings

Read "How the Other Half Swings" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

If there has been a frequent criticism of the Genius Guide, besides the fact that it's hard to tell what the hell I'm going on about most of the time, it would be that I have largely ignored the contributions of women to Our Music. One would think, from the body of my work to this ...

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Girl Singers Of The Swing Era This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, vocalists Nina Ferro, Topsy Chapman and Stephanie Nakasian join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to recall female singers of the Swing Era— from Ella and Billie to Martha Tilton, Ivie Anderson and Helen Humes. Also on our radio show, rare interview clips with Ella Fitzgerald, Martha Tilton and Helen Ward telling ...

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Girl Singers of the Swing Era on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Girl Singers of the Swing Era on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, vocalists Nina Ferro, Topsy Chapman and Stephanie Nakasian join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to recall female singers of the Swing Era— from Ella and Billie to Martha Tilton, Ivie Anderson and Helen Humes. Also on our radio show, rare interview clips with Ella Fitzgerald, Martha Tilton and Helen Ward telling ...

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From The Download Den: Martha Tilton "And The Angels Sing"

From The Download Den: Martha Tilton "And The Angels Sing"

FROM THE DOWNLOAD DEN AT ALL ABOUT JAZZ Two weeks after Johnny Mercer wrote words to Ziggy Elman's “Fralich in Spring," the new song—the hit “And The Angels Sing"—was premiered by the Benny Goodman Orchestra with singer Martha Tilton in a live broadcast on the Camel Caravan radio series. This week, on January 9, the Download ...

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