Al Kavelin

Al Kavelin ( March 3, 1903- January 1982) was considered a highly influential bandleader of the 1930s. Noticeable achievements are including Carmen Cavallaro in his band.

Al Kavelin was born in Minsk Russia and came to Denver, Colorado at the age of 7 with his family. He was a graduate of the Royal Verdi Conservatory in Milan, Italy. During the 1930s at the urging of Eddie Duchin, Al Kavelin organized a similar orchestra to replace Duchin at the Central Park Casino, including Carmen Cavallero on the piano. The orchestra played coast-to-coast over the years at such spots as the Waldorf-Astoria, the Essex House, and the Biltmore in New York, the Blackstone in Chicago, the Mark Hopkins in San Francisco.


Birth and Death Data: Born March 3rd, 1903 (New York City), Died January 1st, 1982 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, violin, songwriter

Notes: Listed as Albert Kavelin on Columbia disc labels as part of Von Hallberg Trio.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-056140 10-in. 9/18/1940 I give you my word Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W146760 10-in. 7/29/1928 Someone to admire, someone to adore Von Hallberg Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W146777 10-in. 7/23/1928 Tu sais Von Hallberg Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Decca C 91005 10-in. 12/3/1936 It's you Al Kavelin leader  
Decca C 91006 10-in. 12/3/1936 Tango oriental Al Kavelin leader  
Decca C 91007 10-in. 12/3/1936 Sweetest little brown eyes Al Kavelin leader  
Decca C 91008 10-in. 12/3/1936 Caribbean star Al Kavelin leader  
Decca C 91009 10-in. 12/3/1936 Underneath a palm beach moon Al Kavelin leader  
Decca C 91010 10-in. 12/3/1936 Renita bonita Al Kavelin leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kavelin, Al," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107480.

Kavelin, Al. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107480.

"Kavelin, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107480

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