Wendell Marshall

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  
(Results 1-25 of 79 records)

Citation

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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