Wendell Marshall (October 24, 1920, St. Louis, Missouri – February 6, 2002, St. Louis) was an American jazz double-bassist.
Marshall was Jimmy Blanton's cousin. He studied at Lincoln University, then served in the Army during World War II. Following his discharge, he performed with Stuff Smith, then relocated to New York City, where he worked with Mercer Ellington. From 1948 to 1955, he was a player with Duke Ellington.
Following his time with Ellington, Marshall joined pit orchestras on Broadway and freelanced with Mary Lou Williams, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Milt Jackson, and Hank Jones among others. He retired in 1968.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 24th, 1920 (St. Louis), Died February 6th, 2002 (St. Louis)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1959
Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 79 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||70771||10-in.||5/26/1942||Now I know||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||70772||10-in.||5/26/1942||Half a love is better than none||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||70773||10-in.||5/26/1942||Flying home||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||70774||10-in.||5/26/1942||In the bag||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88140||6/14/1955||Just one of those things||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88141||6/14/1955||Sometimes I'm happy||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88142||6/14/1955||Something to live for-1||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88143||6/14/1955||Love is here to stay||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88144||6/14/1955||I can't get started||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88145||6/14/1955||This will make you laugh||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88146||6/14/1955||Suppertime-2||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88147||6/16/1955||My one and only love||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88148||6/16/1955||Yardbird suite||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88149||6/16/1955||Give me the simple life||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88150||6/16/1955||I'll remember April||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88151||6/16/1955||You took advantage of me||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88657||9/16/1955||Timmy's tune||Joe Holiday and his Band||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88658||9/16/1955||Love is a many splendored thing||Joe Holiday and his Band||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88659||9/16/1955||Opening night||Joe Holiday and his Band||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88660||9/16/1955||Tiny mite||Joe Holiday and his Band||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88963||11/7/1955||Theme for a mellophone||Don Elliott Quartet||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88964||11/7/1955||Vibes impressions||Don Elliott Quartet||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88965||11/7/1955||Strike up the band||Don Elliott Quartet||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88966||11/7/1955||Beans again||Coleman Hawkins Quartet||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88967||11/7/1955||The man I love||Coleman Hawkins Quartet||instrumentalist, string bass|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marshall, Wendell," accessed April 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329897.
Marshall, Wendell. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329897.
"Marshall, Wendell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 April 2021.
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