Matty Malneck

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Matty Malneck (December 9, 1903 – February 25, 1981) was an American jazz bandleader, violinist, violist and songwriter.

Malneck's first professional gigs as a violinist began when he was age 16. He worked with Paul Whiteman from 1926 to 1937, and also recorded in the same period with Frank Signorelli, Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke, and Mildred Bailey. He led his own big band in 1938–39 and shot short films with vocalist Liz Tilton in the 1940s. He recorded as a leader for London Records in 1932 and Decca Records in 1938–39.

Malneck's credits as a songwriter have overshadowed his contributions as a performer. He composed several songs which became pop standards, including "I'll Never Be The Same" (recorded by Frank Sinatra, Teddi King and Jeri Southern), "I'm Thru With Love" performed by Diana Krall, "Goody Goody", "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo", and "If You Were Mine" (lyrics by Johnny Mercer and recorded by Billie Holiday in New York City on October 25, 1935, for Brunswick 7554).

His orchestra provided music for The Charlotte Greenwood Show on radio in the mid-1940s.[1]


  1. Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. P. 150.

I'm Thru with Love by Diana Krall All for You: a Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio