Charles Richard Cathcart (November 6, 1924 – November 8, 1993) was an American Dixieland trumpet player who was best known as a member of The Lawrence Welk Show in which he appeared from 1962 to 1968.
Cathcart was born in Michigan City, Indiana. He was a trumpeter for the U.S. Army Air Force Band and a member of big bands led by Bob Crosby, Ben Pollack, and Ray Noble.
After World War II, he moved to Los Angeles. His friend Jack Webb was playing the part of trumpeter Pete Kelly in the movie Pete Kelly's Blues and told Cathcart he should supply the music. The band from the movie stayed together in the 1950s for performances and recordings under the name Pete Kelly's Big Seven. Cathcart also supplied music for the TV show Dragnet, which starred Jack Webb as Joe Friday. He spent much of his career as a musician on The Lawrence Welk Show. On the Welk show, he met Peggy Lennon, a singer with the Lennon Sisters, and the two married.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 6, 1924 (Michigan City), Died November 8, 1993
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1957
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||L 5250||12/9/1949||That's a plenty||Hoagy Carmichael||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 5251||12/9/1949||At the Darktown Strutter's Ball||Hoagy Carmichael||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 6028||2/1/1951||The golden rocket||Hoagy Carmichael ; Cass Daley||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 6029||2/1/1951||The aba daba honeymoon||Hoagy Carmichael ; Cass Daley||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 6677||3/5/1952||Awful waffle man||Wingy Manone||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 6678||3/5/1952||At last||Wingy Manone||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8386||5/6/1955||What can I say after I say I'm sorry||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8387||5/6/1955||I'm gonna meet my sweetie now||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8388||5/6/1955||Oh didn't he ramble||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8389||5/6/1955||Sugar (That sugar baby of mine)||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8390||5/6/1955||Somebody loves me||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8398||5/10/1955||I never knew||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8399||5/10/1955||Bye bye blackbird||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8400||5/10/1955||He needs me||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 8401||5/10/1955||Sing a rainbow||Peggy Lee||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 9952||3/15/1957||Ash trays for two||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 9953||3/15/1957||Exodus blues||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 9954||3/15/1957||Blues for Lou||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 9955||3/15/1957||Lost all my blues (for you)||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 10080||5/1/1957||Who's sorry now||Bob Crosby's Bob Cats||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 10081||5/1/1957||Do you ever think of me||Bob Crosby's Bob Cats||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 10082||5/1/1957||Don't call me boy||Bob Crosby's Bob Cats||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 10083||5/1/1957||Coquette||Bob Crosby's Bob Cats||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 10084||5/3/1957||Fidgety feet||Bob Crosby's Bob Cats||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||L 10085||5/3/1957||Stumbling||Bob Crosby's Bob Cats||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cathcart, Dick," accessed July 4, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307757.
Cathcart, Dick. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 4, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307757.
"Cathcart, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 4 July 2022.
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