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Classics and Boogie - The Original Recordings

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Classics and Boogie - The Original Recordings
Classics and Boogie - The Original Recordings


Because the piano featured so prominently in many of Freddy Martin's recordings, it was often thought he was the soloist; in fact, his chosen instrument was the tenor sax and it was the selling of musical instruments, mainly the saxophone family, that led him to a career as a professional musician. He was born on 9th December, 1909, in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in a Springfield, Ohio, orphanage following the death of his parents when he was only four. At the age of 16 he returned to Cleveland and lived with relatives while attending high school. To help pay for his keep, he sold musical instruments in his spare time, at the same time learning to play the tenor saxophone. After graduation he played with several bands before forming his own group in 1931. His first engagement at the Bossert Hotel in New York lasted until 1934 and was followed by several other stints at hotels in the Manhattan area.


  1. Name
  2. The Hut-Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade)
  3. Easy To Love
  4. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat
  5. Serenade For Strings
  6. Jingle, Jangle, Jingle
  7. The Warsaw Concerto
  8. Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2
  9. Symphony
  10. In The Middle Of May
  11. Cornish Rhapsody Theme
  12. Bumble Boogie
  13. To Each His Own
  14. Night And Day
  15. Managua, Nicaragua
  16. Cumana
  17. Hora Stacato
  18. Miserlou
  19. On A Slow Boat To China
  20. Jungle Rhumba
  21. Sabre Dance Boogie
  22. Shangri-La
  23. Czardas
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