b. Charles Cascales, 1910, San Fernando, California, USA. The Chuck Cabot Orchestra was inaugurated in 1937 after Cabot had finished studies at the University Of Southern California. His dance band boasted musicians including Bud Greene, Ryland Weston, Cliff Olson, Chuck Butler, Joe Meyer, Paul McCoy, James Talbert, Pat McCarthy, Jack Sascales, Stan Wrightsman, Bill Shumacher, Gerry Noble, Jim Peck, Vernon Brown, Buzz Braumer, Bill Quenzler, Arnie Monroe, Joe Cabot, Jimmy Foy, Paul Selden, Nat Pierce, Eugene Tackett, John Davenport and Rudy Gangie. Female vocals were sung by Beth Harmon, with Cabot singing male lead. Via the help of Kay Kyser, the Chuck Cabot Orchestra was introduced to a wider audience on the popular dance band radio showcase, Fitch Bandwagon. From there, coast-to-coast tours brought the band to premier venues such as the Roosevelt Hotel (New Orleans), the Peabody (Memphis) and Roseland Dance City (New York). They also recorded sporadically for de Ville Records, but their blend of Latin, dixieland and straight ballroom classics failed to survive the advent of World War II.
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