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Carl Ravazza

b. 1910, Alameda, California, USA, d. 29 July 1968, Reno, Nevada, USA. Carl Ravazza And His Orchestra created in the middle-30s in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California, USA. Previously their innovator had worked well as violinist and vocalist with Tom Coakley, ultimately overtaking that music group when Coakley became an attorney. His own music group included sidemen Paul Durand, Bobby Blair, Bud Crossman, Expenses Hammett, George Porter, Paul Faria, Lester Randolph, Joe Coastes, Russell Dozaras, Neil Bondshu, Ted Bering, George Hewett and Marshall Cram. Many female vocalists followed Ravazza’s own, special male business lead, including Dawn Meredith. Their 1st major engagement arrived in the Sir Francis Drake Resort in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, before trips of the south, Midwest and NY. They stuck near to the resort circuit, with remains in the Peabody (Memphis), the Muehlbach (Kansas Town), the Nicollet (Minneapolis), the Lexington (NY) as well as the Adolphus (Dallas). Their most typical port of contact, nevertheless, was the St. Francis in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. Recordings released by Bluebird and Decca Information, notably their theme tune, ‘Vieni Su’, helped drive Ravazza towards the forefront as the group’s vocalist. The unavoidable result was that he broke the music group up to release a solo profession. He pursued this profession with moderate achievement in nightclubs for quite some time, before relocating to Reno. There he bought a ranch and created his own skill agency.

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