Frankie Carle And His Orchestra


Frankie Carle (March 25, 1903 - March 7, 2001) was a highly acclaimed pianist, songwriter, and bandleader who became famous beginning in the late 1930s. He is best known for the self-penned "Sunrise Serenade" (1939, with Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra), "Oh! What It Seems To Be" (1946), and "Rumors Are Flying" (1946), which all topped the charts. He was Inducted into the Big Band & Jazz Hall of Fame in 1989.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • A Little On The Lonely Side (1945)
  • Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week) (1945)
  • It's All Over Now (1946)
  • Oh! What It Seemed To Be (1946)
  • One More Tomorrow (1946)
  • Rumor Are Flying (1946)
  • Roses In The Rain (1947)
  • Beg Your Pardon (1948)
  • Twelfth Street Rag (1948)
  • Cruising Down The River (On A Sunday Afternoon) (1949)

Pop charts debut year: 1944

Years active: 1916-1989

Genres: Big band, jazz, easy listening, traditional pop

Labels: Columbia, Decca


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