Page Cavanaugh Trio

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s

Biography

26 January 1922, Cherokee, Kansas, USA. Cavanaugh began playing piano during childhood and in the late 30s was with Ernie Williamson’s band. During World War II he was in the military where he played in bands and while stationed in Sacramento, California, he met up with bass player Lloyd Pratt and guitarist Al Viola, with whom he formed a trio. Later, he took this trio into Los Angeles where they became very successful playing clubs and as session musicians. They accompanied many noted artists on record dates and appeared in some films. With interspersed vocals, the trio was modelled upon that led by Nat ‘King’ Cole and had a minor hit with ‘Walkin’ My Baby Back Home’. Among artists with whom the trio recorded or broadcast were Doris Day, Johnny Desmond, Jane Harvey, Lillian Lane, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and Sarah Vaughan. Among the films in which the group appeared were Big City (1948), Romance On The High Seas (1948), Lullaby...

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