- Created: Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:00
Vince Cardell was one of the greatest pianists in easy listening music. After he joined Liberace as his one and only protégé, together with Mr. Showmanship Cardell played on all of the important stages in the United States.
He appeared on stage in numerous concerts in Las Vegas as well as in a string of famous nightclubs across the entire country. For a time, Liberace even managed his career. Cardell did however eventually found his own band and appeared on the Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City strips before he made Nashville, Tennessee his permanent home. For more than seven years, Vince Cardell performed six evenings a week in front of 4,000 to 6,000 fans in the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Many of the Opryland shows were recorded and released on cassette tape and CD but have not been available for many years. On 20th September AGR Television Records is initially re-releasing three of his albums worldwide under the titles of "Classics Live Behind The Candelabra", "Christmas Live Behind The Candelabra" und "Country Live Behind The Candelabra". It is the first time that the albums are available as digital downloads. In winter 2013 three further releases will follow, including “Duets Behind the Candelabra” with Liberace.