Martha Tilton

This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Martha Tilton was a famous singer during the Big Band Era best known for her vocals on the Benny Goodman hit record "And The Angels Sing." Known as The Liltin' Martha Tilton, she dropped out of high school to join a traveling big band. She met Benny Goodman on a radio show in 1938 and a year later recorded their big hit, "And The Angels Sing," which also featured the trumpeter Ziggy Elman. Martha went on to record several other hit songs including "Moon Dreams," "I'll Walk Alone," "I Should Care," and "A Stranger In Town," which was a top ten hit in 1945.  

Image courtesy of the Downbeat archives/CBS

Interview Date:
September 15, 1994
Date of Birth:
November 14, 1915
Deceased Date:
December 8, 2006
Job Title:
Vocalist

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