Born November 23, 1921 in Eldorado, Kansas, Jack Marshall was one of Capitol's top producers in the late 1950s and early 1960s, releasing a number of albums under his own name that featured his jazzy acoustic guitar playing. From 1964 to 1966, Marshall was the composer for every episode (plus the third pilot) of "The Munsters" and also Munster, Go Home! His most lasting contribution to the Munsters is its theme song, which has appeared in some form or another in nearly every single Munster incarnation. He wrote his own arrangements, which had a very Billy May-like "Big Fat Brass" sound to them. He was a close friend of Howard Roberts and produced Roberts' great mid-60s albums on Capitol. Marshall also played as a guitar duet with Barney Kessel on several albums and was nominated for a Grammy for the theme to "The Munsters" in 1964. After his death in 1973, a scholarship fund for young guitarists was set up in his name at the University of Southern California.

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