Frankie Carle & His Orchestra Sunrise Serenade [Living Era]
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- Released: October 22, 2002
- Label: Asv Living Era
- 1.Sunrise Serenade - (version 1)
- 2.Ridin' High
- 3.Kitten on the Keys
- 4.Oh, What It Seemed to Be!
- 6.Sweet Lorraine
- 7.A Little on the Lonely Side
- 8.Carle Boogie
- 9.Somebody Loves Me
- 10.Rumours Are Flying
- 11.Dancing Tambourine
- 12.The Missouri Waltz
- 13.Twelfth Street Rag
- 14.It's All Over Now
- 15.Penguin at the Waldorf
- 16.Swingin' Down the Lane
- 17.Roses in the Rain
- 18.The Glow Worm
- 20.Beg Your Pardon
- 21.Sunrise Boogie
- 22.Runnin' Wild
- 23.The Dream Peddler
- 24.Maple Leaf Rag
- 25.Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
- 26.Lazy Mood
- 27.Canadian Capers
- 28.Sunrise Serenade - (version 2)
Recorded between 1937 & 1950.
Personnel: Jack Blanchette, Stanley Black (guitar); Pat Davis (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Pete Johns (clarinet, reeds, alto saxophone); Art Ralston (oboe, bassoon, alto saxophone); Ray Hopfner (reeds, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Richard "Mr. Bones" Thomas, Tony Johnson (saxophone); Murray McEachern (alto saxophone, trombone); Dan d'Andrea, Kenny Sargent (alto saxophone); Sam Aleccia (tenor saxophone); Sonny Dunham (trumpet, trombone); Ralph Muzillo, Clarence Willard, Jerry Greco, Frank Ryerson, Grady Watts, Bobby Jensen, Bengt Jensen, R. Clark (trumpet); Michael Zaremba, Ed Lewis, Eddie Lucas, Murray Gold , Karl de Karske, Pee Wee Hunt, Urbie Green (trombone); D. Ippolito, Lois Steele, Joe Hall (piano); Ed McKinney (double bass); Bernie Mattison, Tony Briglia (drums).
Liner Note Author: Peter Dempsey.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (01/13/1937-12/18/1947); Hollywood, CA (01/13/1937-12/18/1947); Los Angeles, CA (01/13/1937-12/18/1947); New York, NY (01/13/1937-12/18/1947).
Francis Nunzio Carlone, professionally known as Frankie Carle (1903-2001), was a popular pianist whose sweet dance band rose to prominence during the 1940s, followed by a second wave of popularity in the easy listening market throughout the 1950s. Just months after his passing, Living Era assembled a splendid tribute to this accomplished entertainer, consisting of 28 recordings made during the years 1937-1947. As is typical of this excellent reissue label, some of the artist's best representative recordings are prefaced with a version of his most famous composition (in this case performed by Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra), then placed in context using an early example of his work as a sideman in an orchestra led by Mal Hallett. After subsequently serving as pianist and arranger for Horace Heidt's Musical Knights, Carle formed his own band in 1944 and was soon turning out hit records. "Oh, What It Seemed to Be!" for example, charted at number one for no less than 11 weeks. The layout of this album is exceptionally fine, as Carle's small rhythm combo alternates with the full-sized Carle Orchestra, garnished at times with vocals by crooner Paul Allen and Carle's daughter Marjorie Hughes. Frankie Carle was a master of accessible interpretation; in addition to a handful of his own tunes this album finds him handling pleasant melodies by a range of composers and songwriters including Cole Porter, Zez Confrey, Jacques Offenbach, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Euday Bowman, and Isham Jones. As an introduction and a salute to the life and work of Frankie Carle, Living Era's Sunrise Serenade is simply unparalleled. ~ arwulf arwulf
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