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    Kacher, Del (1940s-Present)

    Also known as Del Casher, he is a legendary guitarist born in Hammond, Indiana.   When he was still in high school he had his own radio showThe Many Guitars of Del Casher.   He went to Hollywood after college and brought his ideas for the Ecco Fonic with him, which earned him a place in the RCA group The Three Suns. He also introduced the Vox wah wah pedal to guitar music earning him the nickname "Papa of the Wah Wah".  He has performed with Frank Zappa, Julie London, Ray Conniff, Bob Hope, Peggy Lee, Motown Records and Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" along with many others, as well as being a guest soloist on The Lawrence Welk Show.  He produced the theme music forNBC News Centre 4 which was heard for 18 years from 1971 to 1988, and is the longest running theme on American TV.   He appeared inRoustabout with Elvis Presley,The Patsy with Jerry Lewis and Warren Beatty picked him to play balalaika inLove Affair.  He also played on the soundtracks of movies includingThe Ambushers andThe Ghost and Mr. Chicken.  He has composed the Americana Suite for orchestra which premiered in southern California.       

     

    Anacani Recordings

    Come Closer To Me (Osvaldo Farres/Al Stewart)                                                     

    Cuban Moonlight (Rafael Hernandez/Al Gershon)                                                      

     

    Source:

    1.                  www.delcasher.com/Biography.html

     

    Here he is performing "Sweet Georgia Brown"....

     

     

     

     

     

     



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