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Frankie Carle

  • Born Francis Nunzio Carlone 25 March 1903, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Died 7 March 2001, Mesa, Arizona

"The wizard of the keyboard," Frankie Carle was one of the most popular pianists of the 1940s and 1950s. Starting in 1916, he worked with a number of mainstream dance orchestras. He became a featured performer (and later partner) in the Horace Heidt orchestra, leaving in 1944 to form his own band. His daughter, billed as Marjorie Hughes, was the lead singer. Carle had several million-sellers in the late 1940s and early 1950s, including his theme song, "Sunrise Serenade." He broke up his band after 1955, performing mainly as a soloist thereafter. Frankie Carle is now retired and living in Arizona.


  • Ridin' High, Vocalion VL 3622
  • Carle Comes Calling, Columbia CL 6002 (10")
  • Frankie Carle and his Girl Friends, Columbia CL 6018 (10")
  • Roses In Rhythm, Columbia CL 6032 (10")
  • Frankie Carle Dance Parade, Columbia CL 6047 (10")
  • At The Piano, Columbia CL 6075 (10")
  • Carle Meets The Masters, Columbia CL 6085 (10")
  • Franie Carle's Piano Party, Columbia CL 531
  • Roses in Rhythm, Columbia CL 913
  • Sunrise Serenade, Harmony HS 11217
  • The Piano Style of Frankie Carle, RCA Camden CAL 478
  • Frankie Carle Plays Honky Tonk, RCA Victor LPM-26
  • Honky Tonk Piano, RCA Victor LPM-1188
  • Cocktail Time with Frankie Carle, RCA Victor LPM-1221
  • Frankie Carle's Sweethearts, RCA Victor LPM-1222
  • Mediterranean Cruise, RCA Victor LPM-1275
  • Around the World, RCA Victor LPM-1499
  • 37 Favorites for Dancing, RCA Victor LPM-1868
  • Show Stoppers for Dance Time, RCA Victor LPM-1963
  • The Golden Touch, RCA Victor LPM-2139
  • A Carle-Load of Hits, RCA Victor LPM-2148
  • Honky-Tonk Hits by the Dozen, RCA Victor LSP-2491
  • 30 Hits of the Tuneful 20s, RCA Victor LPM-2592
  • 30 Hits of the Thundering 30s, RCA Victor LPM-2593
  • 30 Hits of the Flaming 40s, RCA Victor LPM-2881
  • Frankie Carle Plays the Big Imported Hits, RCA Victor LSP-2920
  • Top Pops, RCA Victor LPM-3024
  • For Me And My Gal, RCA Victor LPM-3059
  • Frankie Carle Plays the Great Piano Hits, RCA Victor LSP-3425
  • Frankie Carle, Dot DLP 25789
  • Somewhere My Love, Dot DLP 25802
  • Era: The 40's, Dot DLP 25877

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