FRANKIE CARLE SIGNATURE OF AMERICAN PIANIST AND BIG BANDLEADER, "Frankie Carle", on 2.75 x 1 piece of paper, in bold blue ink, in excellent condition.
Frankie Carle (March 25,
1903 – March 7, 2001), born Francis Nunzio Carlone, was an American pianist and bandleader. As a very popular bandleader in the 1940s and 1950s,
Carle was nicknamed "The Wizard of
the Keyboard". "Sunrise Serenade" was Carle's best-known composition, rising to No.
1 in the US
in 1938 and selling more than one million copies.
World War II, he participated in the V-Disc program, making recordings which were released by
the U.S. War Department. He introduced V-Disc No. 210A which featured his new
composition "Moonlight Whispers". "Sunrise Serenade" was
released as a V-Disc by the U.S. War Department in July, 1944 as No. 230A in a
new recording by Frankie Carle and his Orchestra. He broke up his band
after 1955 and he performed mainly as a soloist thereafter.