Frankie Carle

Frankie Carle

b. Francis Nunzio Carlone, March 25, 1903, Providence
d. March 7, 2001, Yuma, Arizona

Let's Do It album cover, 1969
Let's Do It, 1969. (

Carle was a big band orchestra leader whose career spanned an astonishing seven decades. He performed from the age of thirteen (when he played with his uncle's orchestra for one dollar a day), right up until the 1980s. He is best known for the tune "Sunrise Serenade," which he composed.

Carle was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 1968, and into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

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