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 Post subject: Frankie Carle
PostPosted: Aug Thu 31, 2017 12:15 pm 
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Any Die Hard Fans of Frankie Carle here on ARF ???



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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Carle
PostPosted: Aug Thu 31, 2017 6:06 pm 
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Not "die hard," but I have about 5 LPs, and a 78 "box set." I like his piano work. How about Ferrante and Teicher, before they went "commercial?" I mean playing with their "prepared painos;" plucked or strummed strings, stopped, tacked hammers, etc. I think one album would be "Soundproof." They also did a Christmas album with the same style.
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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Carle
PostPosted: Aug Thu 31, 2017 6:33 pm 
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Somehow I ended up with a couple Frankie Carle 45s in my collection and never payed much attention to them. Since I was a kid I was mesmerized by Horst Jankowski for some reason. Today I find playing his piano music while I work at the bench is relaxing but yet stimulating. When I saw your posting I thought perhaps I should "discover" Frankie Carle to see if it was something I was missing. This morning I listened to some of his music, liked it and plan to add him to my workbench "playlist."

Personally I find most of the modern day pianists boring. The only one I like is Phil Coulter. But Carle, like Jankowski and Coulter are light on the keys and do a lot of embelleshing which adds so much to music.
I always hated the song "Yellow Rose of Texas" until I heard the rendition by Coulter. These guys are able to take tired standards that we've all heard a million times and make them interesting again.

Thank you Joybird for expanding my horizon.


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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Carle
PostPosted: Aug Thu 31, 2017 6:39 pm 
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A few other piano pickers I like: Carmen Caravallo, George Shearing, Peter Nero, Jose Melis (was on The Tonight Show waaay back). Newer one: Beegie Adair.
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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Carle
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I always liked his renditions of Carle Boogie and Sunrise Serenade.

Funny those came to mind, I looked on YouTube and there was a 1973 video of his performing those two numbers. He was good!

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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Carle
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I picked up one of his record albums for the first time about 6 months ago. Liked listening to him although I'm more drawn toward Nero's style so far. But I always keep an open mind and will continue to investigate not only more of Frankie's work but the others mentioned by radiowizard and sparksalot. I gave his Sunrise Serenade a listen... nicely done!


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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Carle
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And Brubeck for jazz heads.

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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Carle
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I have numerous Frankie Carle on Columbia red labeled 78 RPM's. The man sold millions of them back in the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Carle
PostPosted: Sep Tue 12, 2017 5:11 am 
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I'm a Frankie Carle fan...

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