Alexander Emil Caiola (September 7, 1920 – November 9, 2016) was an American guitarist, composer and arranger, who spanned a variety of music genres including jazz, country, rock, and pop. He recorded over fifty albums and worked with some of the biggest names in music during the 20th century, including Elvis Presley, Ray Conniff, Ferrante & Teicher, 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 7, 1920 (Jersey City), Died November 9, 2016 (Allendale)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 102236 4/10/1957 No matter what you do to me Al Caiola instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102237 4/10/1957 Too sweet Al Caiola instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102238 4/10/1957 Honky tonk parade Al Caiola instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102239 4/10/1957 The blues I love Al Caiola instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102240 4/10/1957 Blue angel eyes Al Caiola instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102267 4/15/1957 Swizzle time Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102268 4/15/1957 Late hours Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102269 4/15/1957 You for me Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102270 4/15/1957 Readin', writin' and rockin' Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102279 4/16/1957 Three bad men Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102280 4/16/1957 Gumbo rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102281 4/16/1957 Kissing rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102282 4/16/1957 Sweet potato pie Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102283 4/17/1957 The street Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102284 4/17/1957 Mr. Onion head Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102285 4/17/1957 Ease down Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 102286 4/17/1957 The king's ring Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104093 1/20/1958 Summer love Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104094 1/20/1958 Sweet Sue Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104095 1/20/1958 Tonight Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104096 1/20/1958 Blues for Terrisita Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104202 1/26/1958 Rave on (MC 7459 MCA MCA-3040) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104215 1/26/1958 That's my desire Buddy Holly instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 105869 10/21/1958 True love ways (MC 7461 MCA MCA-3040) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 105870 10/21/1958 It doesn't matter anymore (MC 7456 MCA MCA-40905) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Caiola, Al," accessed January 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306590.

Caiola, Al. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306590.

"Caiola, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306590

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