Marie Marcus
Marie "da Mork" Marcus at the piano
May 25, 1914 - October 10, 2003

"THE FIRST LADY OF JAZZ"

Marie Marcus -- In 1997 Marie celebrated her 65th year in show business. She started in New York in the 30's playing national radio and night clubs. During her time in New York, Marie had the extraordinary opportunity to meet Thomas "Fats" Waller who became her friend and piano coach. In 1942 Marie came to Cape Cod and played at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth, playing two pianos with Roy Collins and Alma White. She played in Miami Beach in the 50's as part of  "Preacher Rollo and the Five Saints," and did television and radio with the same group. She played two pianos with Leo Grimes on Cape Cod and in Florida. Marie has also played Marion McPartland's piano Jazz Series on National Public Radio, won the George Foster Peabody medal and performed with her trio at the Newport/New York Jazz Festival in 1982. Highlights of her career include being in first and second editions of Who's Who In Entertainment and Who's Who In The World. In March of 1998 Marie was awarded the Annual Living Treasure Award by the Cape Cod Business Women’s Association for her achievements in the music industry. She is known as The First Lady of Jazz!

Read a detailed Biography of Marie

1998 Living Treasure Award

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#1

THE MANY PIANO MOODS
OF MARIE MARCUS

 (Piano Trio 1966)

 

Marie Marcus — piano

Carl German — bass

Steve Bergstrom — drums

 

Recorded January 29, 1966

New Bedford, MA

 

  CD tracks

MP3s

  1. Sweet Georgia Brown

 

  2. Honky Tonk Train Blues

 

  3. Mood Indigo

 

  4. Dill Pickles Rag

  5. Liza

 

  6. Little Rock Getaway

 

  7. Canadian Capers

  8. You Took Advantage of Me

  9. Marie's Boogie

10. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

 

11. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

 

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#2

MARIE MARCUS
THE FIRST LADY OF JAZZ

(With 12 Piece Big Band 1969)

Marie Marcus — piano

Arranged and conducted by Dick Johnson

Studio Musicians: trumpets; Lou Colombo, Jake Brill
trombones; Emilio Caiani, Gary Thomas, Joe Scares
reeds; Dick Johnson, Rich Rubino, Art Pelosi
Eddie Zaretsky, Ray Martellini
bass; Tony Defazio • drums; Eddie Polito

Recorded 1969 - New Bedford, MA

 

  CD tracks

MP3s

  1. I Ain't Got Nobody

  2. High Society

 

  3. Man With a Horn

 

  4. Honeysuckle Rose

  5. Windjammer Rag

 

  6. After You've Gone

 

  7. Gravy Waltz

  8. I Got It Bad  
  9. Ain't Misbehavin'

 

10. I'll Never Stop Loving You

 

11. Shiny Stockings

 

12. St. Louis Blues

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#3

MARIE MARCUS TRIO
Guest Artist: Lou Colombo

(Piano Trio 1980)

Marie Marcus — piano

Bobby Travis — bass & vocals

Lou Colombo — trumpet (tracks 6 & 8)

Ron Ormsby — bass (tracks 6,7,8)

Dave Bragdon — drums

Recorded May 1980

West Dennis, MA

 

  CD tracks

MP3s

  1. Fats Waller Medley

 

  2. St. Louis Blues

 

  3. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

  4. High Society

 

  5. That's Life

 

  6. Sweet Georgia Brown

  7. After You've Gone

 

  8. Little Rock Getaway
  9. Easy Street

 

10. Gershwin Medley

 

11. Am I Blue

 

12. Swing That Music

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#4

MARIE MARCUS
DIXIELAND BAND

Live at the Columns Restaurant

Marie Marcus — piano

Jim Blackmore — cornet

Lee Childs — clarinet & sax

Bobby Travis — bass & vocals

Mickey Julian — drums

Recorded May 1980

West Dennis, MA

 

  CD tracks

MP3s

  1. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

  2. Shimmy Like My Sister Kate

 

  3. Butter and Egg Gal

 

  4. Memories of You

 

  5. Closer Walk With Thee

  6. Indiana (Back Home In)

 

  7. There'll Be Some Changes Made

  8. Satanic Blues  
  9. Limehouse Blues

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#5

MARIE MARCUS
SOLO PIANO

Also Featuring Billy Marcus

(Solo and Two Piano Performances)

 

Marie Marcus — piano

Billy Marcus — piano

 

Recorded 1985

Dennisport, MA

 

  CD tracks

MP3s

  1. Fats Waller Medley

 

  2. Singing The Blues

 

  3. Mean To Me

 

  4. Rosetta

  5. Tribute To Hoagy Carmichael

 

  6. Honky Tonk Train

  7. Robbin's Nest

  8. New Orleans Medley  
  9. Ballade Medley

 

10. Slow Boat To China

 

11. Lush Life

 

12. Basin Street Blues

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#6

MARIE MARCUS TRIO '96
 

 (Piano Trio 1996)

 

Marie Marcus — piano

Ron Ormsby — bass

Jack Sager — drums

 

Recorded 1996

Centerville, MA

 

  CD tracks

MP3s

  1. Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

  2. Tishamingo Blues

 

  3. Don't Go To Strangers

 

  4. How Deep is the Ocean

 

  5. What's New

 

  6. Jazz Me Blues

  7. Our Love is Here To Stay

 

  8. It All Depends On You

 

  9. I Thought About You

 

10. Walkin' In Savannah

11. That's A'Plenty

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#7

MARIE MARCUS TRIO
 
BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE
GAVE TO ME

 (Piano Trio 1997)

 

Marie Marcus — piano

Ron Ormsby — bass

Jack Sager — drums

 

Recorded 1997

Centerville, MA

 

  CD tracks

MP3s

  1. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me

  2. Am I Blue/Birth Of The Blues

 

  3. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else

 

  4. Liza

  5. A Foggy Day In London Town

 

  6. Memories Of You

 

  7. Marie’s Boogie

  8. Wolverine Blues

 

  9. When Your Lover Has Gone

 

10. Have You Met Miss Jones

 

11. Cole Porter Medley

 

12. South  
13. You’ll Never Know  
14. 12th Street Rag
15. Handy Man  

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