Del Kacher

Real Name:
Delton Kacher
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American guitarist and inventor. Born 1938 in Hammond, Indiana. His many creations include the Wah-wah pedal.
Born Delton Kacher in Hammond, Indiana, on Dec. 28, 1938, Casher idolized electric guitar innovator Les Paul and aspired to eclipse him as both a musician and inventor. At just 21, he helped develop and demonstrate the revolutionary Ecco-Fonic tape delay machine (ads ballyhooed its “limitless range” and “complete freedom of expression”) and kept busy as an in-demand session player. He was a member of the pop group Three Suns, a featured soloist on The Lawrence Welk Show and a guitarist for singing cowboy Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch TV show.
But Casher, who also invented the Fender Electronic Echo Chamber and worked on Roland’s first guitar synthesizer, was no mere hired gun. He was an aggressively creative musical explorer eager to take on any artistic challenge — including jamming with the most experimental L.A. band of the era, Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention.
Soon Casher was leading a double life, doing morning sessions for the squares who watched Autry’s Melody Ranch and at night sitting in with Zappa and the Mothers of Invention at the Whisky a Go-Go. “So I was doing the Hollywood music business from A to Z,” Casher quipped.
In the midst of all this, Casher also began work on what would become the wah-wah pedal. “Dick Denney at Vox U.K. invented the original prototype, the midrange boost switch. When it was converted to transistors, they put a variable switch on it.” Now that the midrange boost could be more precisely controlled, Casher had a flash of inspiration. “I thought, ‘Let’s put it on a pedal.’ We got one from a Vox organ, and it fit very nicely. After I demonstrated it to all these engineers and music producers, everyone said, ‘This will be the greatest thing — the trumpet players are going to love it!’”
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Albums

UPS-5189 Del Kacher - In A Little Cafe album art Del Kacher And His Sonics* In A Little Cafe(LP, Album) Union Records (3) UPS-5189 Japan 1967 Sell This Version
CA-8994 Del Kacher - California Feeling album art Del Kacher California Feeling(LP) California (4) CA-8994 US 1979 Sell This Version
SPR 137 Del Kacher - Italian Stallion : Original Soundtrack Music album art Del Casher* Italian Stallion : Original Soundtrack Music(15xFile, FLAC, Album) Sound Preservation Records SPR 137 US 2020
ORGM-2168 Del Kacher - Italian Stallion : Original Soundtrack Music album art Del Casher* Italian Stallion : Original Soundtrack Music(LP) ORG Music ORGM-2168 US 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

08-00110-0 Del Kacher - Vox Wah-Wah album art Del Kacher Vox Wah-Wah Thomas Organ Co. 08-00110-0 US 1967 Sell This Version
452 Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney - Jelly Bean (7", Single) Hi-Hat Dance Records 452 US 1975 Sell This Version
476 Del Kacher - Let's Think About Livin' album art Del Kacher, Mike Sikorsky Del Kacher, Mike Sikorsky - Let's Think About Livin'(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 476 US 1976 Sell This Version
547 Del Kacher - Paloma Blanca album art Del Kacher / Ernie Kinney Del Kacher / Ernie Kinney - Paloma Blanca(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 547 US 1976 Sell This Version
471 Del Kacher - El Paso City album art Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney - El Paso City(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 471 US 1976 Sell This Version
947 Del Kacher - Humoresque In Two-Time / Lazy Swing album art Del Kacher, Dick Cary Del Kacher, Dick Cary - Humoresque In Two-Time / Lazy Swing(7", Single) Hi-Hat Dance Records 947 US 1976 Sell This Version
950 Del Kacher - Together / Old Fashioned Love album art Joe Leahy, Del Kacher Joe Leahy, Del Kacher - Together / Old Fashioned Love(7", Single) Hi-Hat Dance Records 950 US 1976 Sell This Version
484 Del Kacher - Oh! Lonesome Me album art Del Kacher / Dick Waibel Del Kacher / Dick Waibel - Oh! Lonesome Me(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 484 US 1977 Sell This Version
952 Del Kacher - One More Time / Waltzland album art Del Kacher / Joe Leahy Del Kacher / Joe Leahy - One More Time / Waltzland(7", Single) Hi-Hat Dance Records 952 US 1977 Sell This Version
475 Del Kacher - There's Kind Of Hush album art Ernie Kinney, Del Kacher Ernie Kinney, Del Kacher - There's Kind Of Hush(7", Single) Hi-Hat Dance Records 475 US 1977 Sell This Version
634 Del Kacher - Ten-Four album art Dick Waibel, Del Kacher Dick Waibel, Del Kacher - Ten-Four(7", Single) Hi-Hat Dance Records 634 US 1977 Sell This Version
955 Del Kacher / Joe Leahy Del Kacher / Joe Leahy - Jazz Me Blues / Cover Girl (7", Single) Hi-Hat Dance Records 955 US 1977 Sell This Version
493 Del Kacher - Fools Fall In Love album art Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney - Fools Fall In Love(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 493 US 1978 Sell This Version
220 Del Kacher - When Payday Rolls Around album art Del Kacher, Jerry Murray (2) Del Kacher, Jerry Murray (2) - When Payday Rolls Around(7", Single) Blue Ribbon Records (6) 220 US 1978 Sell This Version
640 Del Kacher - Smokey Bear album art Del Kacher / Dick Waibel Del Kacher / Dick Waibel - Smokey Bear(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 640 US 1978 Sell This Version
498, HH-498 Del Kacher - She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed (Anytime) album art Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney - She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed (Anytime)(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records, Hi-Hat Dance Records 498, HH-498 US 1979 Sell This Version
5008 Del Kacher - Green Green Grass Of Home album art Ernie Kinney, Del Kacher Ernie Kinney, Del Kacher - Green Green Grass Of Home(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 5008 US 1979 Sell This Version
5014 Del Kacher - Gonna Build A Mountain album art Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney Del Kacher, Ernie Kinney - Gonna Build A Mountain(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 5014 US 1980 Sell This Version
201 Del Kacher - All Of Me album art Del Kacher All Of Me Merri (2) 201 US Unknown Sell This Version
941 Del Kacher - Tango De La Luna / Apple Cider album art Del Kacher Tango De La Luna / Apple Cider(7") Hi-Hat Dance Records 941 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGR-013 Del Kacher - Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again album art Del Kacher Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again(7", Single) Merry-Go-Round MGR-013 US Unknown Sell This Version