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Oral history interview with Marty Napoleon

Title
Oral history interview with Marty Napoleon / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project ; interview conducted by Larry Ridley.
Publication
New York : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1996.

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Disc 1Moving imageUse in library Sc Visual DVD-1132 Disc 1Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
Disc 2Moving imageUse in library Sc Visual DVD-1132 Disc 2Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
Disc 3, Camera 1Moving imageUse in library Sc Visual DVD-1132 Disc 3, Camera 1Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
Disc 4, Camera 2Moving imageUse in library Sc Visual DVD-1132 Disc 4, Camera 2Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
  • Napoleon, Marty
  • Ridley, Larry
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Description
4 videodiscs (113 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
The oral history interview with Marty Napoleon focuses on his association with Louis Armstrong. He toured with Armstrong at three different times in his career. When he began playing with Louis Armstrong he was unaware of how much Armstrong liked to tour. The touring became difficult for him being away from his family so he left Armstrong's ensemble, but eventually returned and continued touring with Armstrong.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews.
  • Oral histories.
Note
  • Before the beginning of the interview, Marty Napoleon performs Louis Armstrong's, "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" accompanied by Larry Ridley on double-bass. At the end of the interview Napoleon performs again, accompanied by Larry Ridley on double-bass (18 min.) The pieces performed are not identified.
  • The content of Discs 3 and 4 is the same on each disc but from different camera angles.
  • The Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project was funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Permission required to site, quote and reproduce; contact repository for information.
Biography (note)
  • Marty Napoleon (born June 2, 1921) is 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. He made a cameo appearance in "The Glenn Miller Story." 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 1966-1971 he was performing with Louis Armstrong again.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1132
OCLC
1129597373
Title
Oral history interview with Marty Napoleon / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project ; interview conducted by Larry Ridley.
Production
New York : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1996.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
Digital File Characteristics
video file DVD
Event
Recorded August 7, 1996 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Performer
Interviewer, Larry Ridley.
Terms Of Use
Permission required to site, quote and reproduce; contact repository for information.
Biography
Marty Napoleon (born June 2, 1921) is 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. He made a cameo appearance in "The Glenn Miller Story." 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 1966-1971 he was performing with Louis Armstrong again.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
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Added Author
Napoleon, Marty, interviewee.
Napoleon, Marty, performer.
Ridley, Larry, interviewer.
Ridley, Larry, performer.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1132
Sc Visual VRC-303 MII videotape
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