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Performer: Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra
Title: Melancholy Rhapsody
Released: 1955
Style: Swing
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 568
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Ralph Marterie (24 December 1914 – 10 October 1978) was a big-band leader born in Acerra (near Naples), Italy. Marterie first played professionally at age 14 in Chicago. In the 1940s, he played trumpet for various bands. His first job as a bandleader was courtesy of the US Navy during World War 2. He was then hired by the ABC Radio network, and the reputation built from these broadcasts led to a recording contract with Mercury Records. His highest success in the .

Not many people are curious about Marterie's brand of MOR big band pop these days, but he was certainly a versatile fellow, piloting his troops through everything from near-muzak to the bona fide swing of "Bumble Boogie" and "Caravan

Audio CD, July 17, 2007. This album goes down in an easy big band style. And it does it without making you feel that you are trapped in an elevator. Remember easy does not mean bland. One person found this helpful.

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A Melancholy Rhapsody
Written-By – Heindorf*, Cahn*
B Pennsylvania Turnpike
Written-By – Ralph Marterie


  • Alto Saxophone – Jack Gaylo (tracks: A-B), Yano Spano (tracks: A-B)
  • Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Charlie Spero (tracks: A-B)
  • Conductor, Trumpet – Ralph Marterie (tracks: A-B)
  • Double Bass – Henry Poston (tracks: A-B)
  • Drums – Henry Riggs (tracks: A-B)
  • Orchestra – Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra (tracks: A-B)
  • Piano – Matt Alagna (tracks: A-B)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Kenny Mann (tracks: A-B), Larry Regan (tracks: A-B)
  • Trombone – Bobby Speer (tracks: A-B), Larry Ransom (tracks: A-B), Paul Severson (tracks: A-B)
  • Trumpet – Bobby Sutherland (tracks: B), Corny Panico (tracks: B), Larry Brooks (tracks: A-B), Marvin Simon (tracks: A), Ron Walters (tracks: B), Rudy Scaffadi (tracks: A)


A side recorded: Fine Sound Studios, NYC, October, 1954
B side recorded: Universal Recorders, Chicago, IL, 1953

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  • Matrix / Runout: YW11262
  • Matrix / Runout: YW10170
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