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 Post subject: Martin Block - Make Believe Ballroom
PostPosted: May Fri 22, 2020 7:54 am 
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There was a well know DJ in the 1940's and 50's named Martin Block.

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My father was his engineer for a while and helped build him a studio at his home. A couple years ago, I found a stack of 16-inch transcription records of some of his and other shows. You can view them here:

https://imgur.com/a/nBb6UQe

I was able to have them digitized, some of decent quality. I'd be willing to share them, but not sure what the best way would be.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Block - Make Believe Ballroom
PostPosted: May Fri 22, 2020 8:26 am 
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In the mid 50s I used to listen to his show every Saturday AM.
I know the theme song by heart.
https://www.wnew1130.com/music-2/staff/ ... tin-block/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRV37DK1UC4

IIRC ..it Was Martin Block..or maybe William B Williams, ..used to tell a story of how he 1st met Frank Sinatra on the Jersey Boardwalk and Frank was bragging to him that he could sing.. and asking to be on the show.

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 Post subject: Re: Martin Block - Make Believe Ballroom
PostPosted: May Fri 22, 2020 11:03 pm 
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Williams took over for Block in 1967 and hosted the show for another 20 years.


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