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Album Review

The Best of the Mercury Years is a 25-track collection of Tony Martin's recordings for Mercury. The compilation contains every track Martin recorded for Mercury, including his hit "To Each His Own," making it the definitive retrospective of his tenure at the label. Even though the collection is complete and lovingly produced, it's concentration on one particular portion of his career makes The Best of the Mercury Years an adequete, but not perfect, introduction.

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perfect!

I first herd a Tony Martin song on a Miss.Marple show on PBS. I fell in love. I had no idea he had so many classic songs! I love every one of them they take you to another time.

Only Two HIts Here

This IS a nice package, but Tony Martin was only with Mercury Records from 1946 until 1947. During that time, he had two hits: "To Each His Own" and "Rumors Are Flying". A nice snapshot of that era. For everything Tony did after that [1947-1957], see the RCA-label CD.

The Best of Tony Martin

Born in 1945, I love all the wonderful songs of this crooner voice. So smooth and touching. We have lost a beautiful voice, God rest his soul.

Biography

Born: December 25, 1913 in Oakland, CA

Genre: Vocal

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

A popular crooner of the 1940s and '50s, Tony Martin's deliberate delivery and romantic ballads were more in keeping with vintage movie musicals than the currents that would shape the pop music of the last half of the 20th century. Taking his inspiration from singers like Russ Columbo, he had already been in some Hollywood musicals by the time he made his first hit record in 1938, "Now It Can Be Told" (with the Ray Noble Orchestra). Drafted into the Navy during World War II, rumors that he'd bribed...
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