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Who is Al Caiola?
Al Caiola is a guitarist who plays jazz, country, rock, western, and pop music. He has been both a studio musician and stage performer. He has recorded over fifty albums and has worked with some of the biggest stars of the 20th century, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Percy Faith, Buddy Holly, Mitch Miller, and Tony Bennett. During World War II Caiola played with the United States Marine Corps 5th Marine Division Band that also included Bob Crosby. Caiola served in the Battle of Iwo Jima as a stretcher bearer.
- also known as Caiola, Al
- born on (95 years ago) in Jersey City
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Composer, guitarist
- member of musical groups:
- genres: Jazz, Country, Pop music, Rock music
- albums: "Bonanza! 1960-1969", "Hits", "Soft Picks", "Tuff Guitar", "Tuff Guitar Tijuana Style", "Golden Guitar", "Golden Hit Instrumentals", "Music For Space Squirrels", "Midnight In Moscow", "Spanish Guitars", "Solid Gold Guitar", "Serenade in Blue"
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by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler
Al Caiola (Sav.). PROCOPE, RUSSELL, alto sax, cl; b. NYC, 8/11/ 08; d. NYC, 1/21/81. Studied vln. for eight yrs. bef. taking up sax and cl. Pl. and ...
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