Al Caiola

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Alexander Emil "Al" Caiola (September 7, 1920 – November 9, 2016) was a guitarist, composer and arranger who spanned a variety of music genres including jazz, country, rock, western, and pop. He recorded over fifty albums and worked with some of the biggest names in music during the 20th century, including Elvis Presley, 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 (United States) Band that also included Bob Crosby. Caiola served in the Battle of Iwo Jima as a stretcher bearer.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Music For Space Squirrels Al Caiola's Magic Guitars 1
1961 Spanish Guitars Al Caiola 1
1962 Golden Guitar Al Caiola 1
1964 Tuff Guitar Al Caiola 1
1965 Al Caiola... Sounds for Spies and Private Eyes Al Caiola 1
1966 Tuff Guitar Tijuana Style Al Caiola 1
1968 Sound of Christmas Al Caiola & Riz Ortolani 1
1993 Serenade in Blue Al Caiola 1
2014 Solid Gold Guitar Al Caiola 1
Midnight In Moscow Al Caiola and His Magnificent Seven 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Soft Picks Al Caiola 1
2002 Bonanza! 1960-1969 Al Caiola 1
Golden Hit Instrumentals Al Caiola 1
hits Al Caiola 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 High Strung Al Caiola 1

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