Here’s something in memory of old-time crooner Tony Martin, who died on Friday. Martin had a long list of hits you might know of, including “There’s No Tomorrow,” “I Hadn’t Anyone Till You,” “I Get Ideas,” “Kiss of Fire” and “It’s Magic.”
He was one of the few male pop singers of his day whose style was not at all influenced by Sinatra. That’s because his career predated Sinatra’s. The Times, in its obit, said: “In the 1940s Mr. Martin was to popular song what Fred Astaire was to dance.” That is to say, smooth and elegant.
This song is from the 1953 musical Kismet. – CL