Jack Marshall (composer)

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Jack Marshall
Born (1921-11-23)November 23, 1921
El Dorado, Kansas
United States
Died September 20, 1973(1973-09-20) (aged 51)
Newport Beach, California
United States
Occupations Musician, conductor, composer
Instruments Guitar
Labels Capitol Records

Jack Marshall (November 23, 1921 – September 20, 1973) was an American guitarist, conductor, and composer. He is the father of producer-director Frank Marshall and composer Phil Marshall.

Biography[edit]

Born in El Dorado, Kansas, Marshall was one of Capitol Records' top producers in the late 1950s and 1960s. He also released a number of albums under his own name that featured his own finger-style jazz guitar playing. He was a close friend of Howard Roberts and Jack Sheldon, and produced several of their best albums on Capitol. He wrote his own arrangements, many of which had a big-band, jazzy sound to them. His most popular arrangement was for Peggy Lee's "Fever", using only percussion, bass and finger snaps, which won him several awards.

Marshall is perhaps best known for composing the theme and incidental music for the 1960s TV series The Munsters. (The theme music was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1965.) He also composed music for the movies The Missouri Traveler, Thunder Road and The Deputy, a western television series starring Henry Fonda, The Investigators and The Debbie Reynolds Show. His interment was at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

Discography[edit]

  • 1959 18th Century Jazz (Capitol)
  • 1959 Soundsville (Capitol)
  • 1960 The Marshall Swings (Capitol)
  • 1962 Sounds Unheard of (Contemporary)
  • 1963 My Son the Surf Nut (Capitol)
  • 1963 Tuff Jack (Capitol)
  • 1966 Sounds with Shelly Manne (Capitol ST-2610)

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