Frankie Carle & His Orchestra

1944-1946

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This is as good as most sweet bands ever got in the big-band era, a set of 20 tracks taken from radio transcriptions that show off a swinging pop sound, drawing on the key elements of jazz but never pushing the envelope too far. This was a good band, with a sound that was hot but with room for Carle's piano flourishes. Phyllis Lynne's vocals are a delight to hear. The sound quality is generally good ("The Trolley Song" is among the few numbers that reveals noticeable surface noise), and the selection, apart from the absence of a performance of "Sunrise Serenade," is a good cross-section of the band's range and repertory.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:50
2 3:13
3 2:58
4 3:37
5
3:15
6 2:11
7 2:56
8
2:58
9 2:45
10 2:26
11 2:51
12 1:57
13 2:55
14 2:52
15 2:36
16 2:31
17
3:20
18 2:50
19 3:07
20 3:02
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