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.
|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|
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.
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