Martha Tilton

Genres: Vocals
Tags: female vocalists swing jazz jazz vocal singer-songwriter usa big band vocal jazz oldies 40s all Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 2000s
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14 November 1915, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, d. 8 December 2006, Brentwood, California, USA. ‘The Liltin’ Miss Tilton’, as she was often introduced by radio announcers, spent much of her early life in and around Los Angeles, appearing on local radio during the mid-30s. She sang with various bands including Jimmy Dorsey in 1936, then appeared with a vocal group, Three Hits And A Miss, on Benny Goodman’s Camel Caravan radio show before joining Goodman as a regular band vocalist in August 1937. During her two-year stay she was featured on well over 40 of the band’s tracks, including two US number 1s - ‘And The Angels Sing’ and ‘I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart’.

During World War II, Tilton toured US bases with Jack Benny and signed for Capitol Records, having a big hit in 1944 with Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne’s ‘I’ll Walk Alone’, only to be beaten to the top of the charts by Jo...

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