An excellent Dixieland trumpeter, Dick Cathcart became best-known for his function of ghosting the performing of Pete Kelly (as played by Jack port Webb) within a radio series, film, and tv program all titled Pete Kelly’s Blues. In early stages, Cathcart performed trumpet within the U.S. Military Air Force Music group. After stints with Alvino Rey, Ray McKinley, and Bob Crosby, he proved helpful within the MGM studios (1946-1949), and with the rings of Ben Pollack and Ray Noble. In the 1950s, he started recording albums along with his very own group (that was entitled Pete Kelly’s Big Seven). Cathcart continued to be energetic on the Dixieland circuit (including celebrations) on / off until his loss of life.