3.Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)
6.Time on My Hands
7.I Was Here When You Left Me; I'll Be Here When You Get Back
8.A Kiss to Remember
11.There Goes That Song Again
13.A Passing Fancy
15.All the Bees Are Buzzin'
17.Counting the Days
18.Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
19.Moon on My Pillow
20.The Johnson Rag
Personnel: Frankie Carle (piano); Phyllis Lynne, Marjorie Hughes, Paul Allen, Greg Lawrence (vocals).
Recording information: 1944-1949.
Frankie Carle, a fine pianist influenced by Teddy Wilson, led a regularly working big band during the 1940s and '50s. This set of Lang-Worth radio transcriptions gives one a good idea what the Carle ensemble sounded like (even if the personnel listing is not given). Twelve of the 20 selections have vocals, and overall the mixture of commercial ballads with melodic medium-tempo pieces and dance music is pleasing, if not too memorable. Carle's piano is liberally featured and is the main reason that this CD is of interest. ~ Scott Yanow