Marty Marsala

Marty Marsala (2 April 1909 – 27 April 1975) was an American jazz trumpeter born in Chicago, perhaps best known for working from 1926-1946 with his brother Joe Marsala in a big band in New York City and Chicago. He had also toured with various artists, such as Chico Marx and Miff Mole, to name a few. During the 1940s Marsala was a celebrated West Coast jazz trumpeter, commuting back and forth from Chicago to San Francisco frequently. In various club settings Marsala shared stages with Earl Hines and Sidney Bechet.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 2nd, 1909 (Chicago), Died April 27th, 1975 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61255 10-in. 9/2/1936 Bojangles of Harlem Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61256 10-in. 9/2/1936 Mendel's son's swing song Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61257 10-in. 9/2/1936 Sing baby, sing Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61258 10-in. 9/2/1936 Swinging on the moon Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61311 10-in. 10/12/1936 Copper colored gal Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61312 10-in. 10/12/1936 That's what you mean to me Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61313 10-in. 10/12/1936 Hop skip jump Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61314 10-in. 10/12/1936 You're giving me a song and a dance Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62036 10-in. 3/12/1937 Me, myself and I Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62037 10-in. 3/12/1937 Spring cleaning (Getting ready for love) Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62038 10-in. 3/12/1937 You can't take it with you Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62039 10-in. 3/12/1937 You're just a little diff'rent Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62040 10-in. 3/12/1937 Bundle of love Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62204 10-in. 5/20/1937 You're precious to me Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62205 10-in. 5/20/1937 Fan my Brow Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62206 10-in. 5/20/1937 Formal night in Harlem Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62207 10-in. 5/20/1937 He's a gypsy from Poughkeepsie Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68854 10-in. 3/21/1941 Bull's eye Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68855 10-in. 3/21/1941 Lower register Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68856 10-in. 3/21/1941 I know that you know Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68857 10-in. 3/21/1941 Slow down Joe Marsala Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marsala, Marty," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329854.

Marsala, Marty. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329854.

"Marsala, Marty." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329854

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