Joe Marsala

Joe Marsala (January 4, 1907 – March 4, 1978) was an Italian-American jazz clarinetist and songwriter. His younger brother was trumpeter Marty Marsala and he was married to jazz harpist Adele Girard.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 4th, 1907 (Chicago), Died March 3rd, 1978 (Santa Barbara)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, lyricist, arranger, composer

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 39884 10-in. 8/23/1935 You're an angel Jeanne Burns instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39885 10-in. 8/23/1935 Clownin' around Jeanne Burns instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39886 10-in. 8/23/1935 Get the gold Jeanne Burns instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60270 10-in. 12/20/1935 Swingin' on the Famous Door Delta Four instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60271 10-in. 12/20/1935 Farewell blues Delta Four instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65437 10-in. 4/20/1939 Twelve bar stampede Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65438 10-in. 4/20/1939 Feather bed lament Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65439 10-in. 4/20/1939 Men of Harlem (Tempo di jump) Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65440 10-in. 4/20/1939 Ocean motion Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 68854 10-in. 3/21/1941 Bull's eye Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 68855 10-in. 3/21/1941 Lower register Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 68856 10-in. 3/21/1941 I know that you know Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 68857 10-in. 3/21/1941 Slow down Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 69877 10-in. 10/29/1941 Thou swell Joe Marsala instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 69878 10-in. 10/29/1941 Moanin' low Joe Marsala instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 71001 10-in. 7/6/1942 Chimes blues Joe Marsala and his Chosen Seven instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71002 10-in. 7/6/1942 Sweet Mama Joe Marsala and his Chosen Seven instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71003 10-in. 7/6/1942 Walkin' the dog Joe Marsala and his Chosen Seven instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71004 10-in. 7/6/1942 Lazy Daddy Joe Marsala and his Chosen Seven instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Signature S-12 1944 Rockin' chair Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Signature S-13 1944 Clarinet blues (Double clarinet) Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Signature S-14 1944 Wolverine blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Signature S-15 1944 Sunday Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1776 10-in. 2/29/1944 Panama Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca N 1777 10-in. 2/29/1944 Four or five times Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marsala, Joe," accessed December 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103366.

Marsala, Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103366.

"Marsala, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 December 2021.

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