Dick Cathcart

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  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

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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