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Marty Napoleon

Marty Napoleon (June 2, 1921 – April 27, 2015) was an American jazz pianist born in Brooklyn, New York, perhaps best known for having replaced Earl Hines in Louis Armstrong's All Stars in 1952. In 1946 he worked with Gene Krupa and went on to work with his uncle Phil Napoleon, a trumpeter, in Phil's Original Memphis Five. In the 1950s he also worked with his brother Teddy Napoleon, a pianist, and from 1966 to 1971 he performed with Armstrong again.

One highlight of his work with Armstrong was a rollicking swing version of "Sunrise, Sunset", from the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Napoleon was born Matthew Napoli in Brooklyn to Sicilian immigrants; he later legally changed his name.

Napoleon lived at The Regency senior center, in Glen Cove, NY (Long Island).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 2nd, 1921 (Brooklyn), Died April 27th, 2015 (Glen Cove)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 82702 3/19/1952 I'll walk alone Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82703 3/19/1952 Kiss of fire Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83439 9/22/1952 White Christmas Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83440 9/22/1952 Winter wonderland Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83441 9/22/1952 Chlo-e Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83442 9/22/1952 Listen to the mocking bird Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83986 2/23/1953 Your cheating heart Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83987 2/23/1953 Congratulation to someone Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 84879 7/16/1953 Sittin' in the sun Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 84880 7/16/1953 Dummy song Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105388 8/4/1958 That's a plenty Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105389 8/4/1958 Medley: Got a date with an angel ; There's a small hotel ; How high the moon Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105390 8/4/1958 My funny Valentine Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105391 8/4/1958 I won't dance ; Pick yourself up ; The song is you Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105392 8/5/1958 Dixie Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105393 8/5/1958 Easy to love Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105394 8/5/1958 Bewitched Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105395 8/5/1958 On the street where you live ; I could have danced all night Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105396 8/5/1958 Yesterdays Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105397 8/5/1958 Muskrat ramble Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105398 8/5/1958 When the Saints go marching in Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105399 8/5/1958 At long last love Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 118624 2/8/1967 Day dream-1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 118625 2/8/1967 Step down brother, next case Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 118626 2/8/1967 Louis' dream Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Napoleon, Marty," accessed April 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333307.

Napoleon, Marty. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333307.

"Napoleon, Marty." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333307

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