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Carle Comes Calling
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Columbia Records
LP Long Playing Microgroove

Cl 6002


Frankie Carle
with Rhythm Section

Side One:

(LP 395)

Band No. 1: Star Dust
(Parish - Carmichael)

Band No. 2: I'll Get By (As Long As i Have You)
(Turk - Albert)

Band No. 3: Runnin' Wild
(Grey - Wood - Gibbs)

Band No. 4: Deep Purple
(Parish - De Rose)

Side Two:

(LP 396)

Band No. 1: Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)

(Jason - Burton)

Band No. 2: I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)

(Dillion - Von Tilzer)

Band No. 3: Chopin's Polonaise In Boogie

Band No. 4: If You Were The Only Girl

(Grey - Ayer)


Undoubtedly one of the most popular composer-pianists in popular music is Frankie Carle. And here is Frankie Carle a-tapping on your door with a sheaf of his favorite melodies – and yours – under his arm. The genial pianist who gave popular music such enduring tunes as A Lover’s Lullaby, Falling Leaves, Sunrise Serenade, the rocking Carle Boogie and the sparkling Sunrise Boogie is back with more of his distinctive arrangements and his celebrated golden touch. One of the most important reasons for Frankie’s lasting popularity is his concern for melody and rhythm. In all of his arrangements, whether for solo piano or for his orchestra, he sees to it that the melody gets a chance to be heard, recognized and remembered. And he makes sure that it is played in a steady, identifiable rhythm. For in popular music it is really the melody that counts, and an arrangement that obscures this essential quality makes only a temporary impression, no matter how dynamic its construction. This concern with melody for his listeners and rhythm for his dancers has kept Frankie Carle at the top since his orchestra was first organized. Frankie’s musical training began in Providence, Rhode Island, when he was five, under the instruction of his uncle. He studied carefully, and made such swift progress that by the time he was nine, his uncle permitted him to play in an orchestra three nights a week. When he was thirteen, Frankie wrote his first song and got his first case of stage fright. Touring with a concert orchestra, he grew more and more tense as curtain time for the first concert grew nearer, and at last he fled the theater, running straight to the nearest railroad station.

Two years later he went back to theatrical life, leading his own orchestra in a celebrated vaudeville act that toured for more than three years. Frankie then joined the famous Ed McEnelly band and later the Mal Hallet orchestra. He already had a large personal following when he joined Horace Heidt’s orchestra in 1939, and his reputation grew as he unfolded melody after melody of his own composition, along with Carle Meets Mozart, one of the first of his engagement encounters with the masters. When the Heidt orchestra disbanded, Frankie organized his own group and led it straight to the top of the 1946 Billboard survey.

Frankie Carle’s witty arrangements of the classics and bubbling treatments of popular songs are delightfully demonstrated on this collection. This is popular music with a light touch – ingratiating and tuneful. This is Frankie Carle, calling on you with his own deft treatment of the famous Chopin Polonaise and seven perennially popular favorites – songs that everyone enjoys

This Columbia Long Playing LP Microgroove Record is a modern high quality musical reproduction worthy of your special care: Always keep it away from heat and in this protective envelope. LP Microgroove Records can be played only on 33 1/3 RPM instruments, specially designed to play Columbia Long Playing Records.

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