Al Caiola Biography

Alexander Emil Caiola, 7 September 1920, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. A highly respected studio guitarist, Caiola played with many renowned musical directors such as Percy Faith, Hugo Winterhalter and André Kostelanetz. After serving as musical arranger and conductor for United Artists Records, Caiola released several singles on RCA Records during the 50s, including ‘Delicado’, a Brazilian song written by Walter Azevedo, which became a hit for Stan Kenton, Ralph Flanagan and Dinah Shore. Caiola also released Deep In A Dream (1955) and Serenade In Blue (1956) recorded by his Quintet. In 1961 he entered the US Top 40 charts with the movie theme The Magnificent Seven and Bonanza, the title music from the popular western television series. During the same decade he recorded a prolific number of albums for United Artists Records. He also had his own television show for a short time in the USA. Still active, Caiola has recorded over 75 albums.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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