Martin Gold (born December 26, 1915, in New York, New York) is a composer, pianist, and bandleader. As a boy he won recitals in Town Hall. Gold is probably best known as the composer of the song "Tell Me Why" which was a major hit for The Four Aces in 1951. Gold was the pianist and arranger for the Korn Kobblers, a popular 1940's novelty group billed as "America's most nonsensical dance band". As arranger, he has worked with such bands as Ben Bernie's and Charlie Barnet's, and he became associated with the Three Suns as far back as 1948. Also he is well known as conductor of many current recording sessions for major labels, including such names as the aforementioned Four Aces and Sarah Vaughan, Georgia Gibbs, Patti Page,Vaughn Monroe, and others. Among his compositions are Give Me the Right, It's Dawn Again, Tell Me Why, Bright Red Convertible, and other popular tunes. Gold has teamed with Sid Ramin frequently on many of the Three Suns and Orchestral albums on RCA and VIK.
Perry Como and Margaret Whiting, others by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Les Brown, and Gloria Lynne. Allen won a Grammy award in 1963 for best jazz composition, with his song The Gravy Waltz. Wikipedia Bio | Search Amazon.com for Steve" Allen