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Al Caiola

February 2nd, 2015

Birth Name:
Alexander Emil Caiola

Born:
Al Caiola

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'50s, '60s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Al Caiola

Biography

Al Caiola is a guitarist who initially made his reputation as a session musician, playing on records made by Percy Faith and Andre Kostelanetz, among others. Caiola was the conductor and arranger for United Artists Records in the late '40s and early '50s. After leaving UA, he signed with RCA, where he released a number of singles in the '50s. In the early '60s, he went back to United Artists, which is where he scored his first hit with the theme to the film The Magnificent Seven. The single peaked at 35 in early 1961 and it was quickly followed by the theme to the television series Bonanza, which climbed to number 19. For the rest of the '60s, Caiola released a number of easy listening instrumental albums. During the decade he also hosted a television show, which was only aired for a short while. Caiola continued to record throughout the '70s and into the '80s.

Top Albums


1. Bonanza Guit..

2. Classic Ital..

3. Italian Gold..

4. Guitar for L..

5. Reader's Dig..

6. Encore Itali..

7. Soft Guitars

8. The Heritage..

9. Italian Guit..

10. Mexican Guit..

11. Feel This Mo..

12. Al Caiola

13. Percussion E..

14. Solid Gold G..

15. Lovers Guita..

16. Spanish Guit..

17. Great Pickin..

18. Con Sus Guit..

19. Bonanza &amp..

20. Big Band Era..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Walk Right In/12 String Drive/Bluebe.. Bonanza Guitars 3:54 $0.99
2.

Bonanza Theme (feat. Various Artists.. Sounds Visual Volume 3 (fea.. 2:17 $0.99
3.

Ring, Ring De Banjo Al Caiola Greatest Hits 2:20 $0.99
4.

Nelly Bly Al Caiola Greatest Hits 2:19 $0.99
5.

My Old Kentucky Home Al Caiola Greatest Hits 3:04 $0.99
6.

Beautiful Dreamer Al Caiola Greatest Hits 2:50 $0.99
7.

Nelly Bly Jazz Masters: Al Caiola 2:19 $0.99
8.

Clementine Jazz Masters: Al Caiola 3:21 $0.99
9.

Bonanza Best of Instrumental Rock &.. 2:18 $0.99
10.

Autumn in Cheyenne Back Porch Blues 2:46 $0.99
11.

Big Guitar Rockabilly Madhouse 2:36 $0.99
12.

Big Guitar Rockabilly Dance! 100 Rare .. 2:36 $0.99
13.

Apache Guys and Dolls of the 1950&.. 3:02 $0.99
14.

Moon River Autumn Leaves & Thanksg.. 2:37 $0.99
15.

Sicilian Tarantella Italian Guitars 1:52 $0.99
16.

Volare Italian Guitars 2:26 $0.99
17.

Come prima Italian Guitars 2:03 $0.99
18.

Torna a surriento Italian Guitars 2:16 $0.99
19.

Maverick Country Rockabilly Greats 1:57 $0.99
20.

Ciao Ultra-Lounge: Ciao Bella! 2:19 $1.29
21.

Experiment In Terror Ultra Lounge, Vol. 16: Mond.. 2:59 $1.29
22.

Holiday On Skis Ultra-Lounge – Christmas Co.. 2:32 $1.29
23.

Mod Squad Theme (Champagne Charlie R.. Electro Lounge, Vol. 2 (Rem.. 6:46 $1.29
24.

Medley: Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells Ultra-Lounge / Christmas Co.. 6:15 $1.29
25.

Bernie's Tune (Digitally Remaste.. Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 17: Bong.. 3:35 $1.29

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