Ted Fiorito

Theodore Salvatore Fiorito (December 20, 1900 – July 22, 1971), known professionally as Ted Fio Rito, was an American composer, orchestra leader, and keyboardist, on both the piano and the Hammond organ, who was popular on national radio broadcasts in the 1920s and 1930s. His name is sometimes given as Ted Fiorito or Ted FioRito.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 20th, 1900 (Newark), Died July 22nd, 1971

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, piano, songwriter, director, pipe organ

Notes: Credited on some record labels as "Ted Fio Rito."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 478 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-24836 10-in. 2/1/1921 Love bird Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24886 10-in. 2/24/1921 Lips Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-25068 10-in. 5/2/1921 Isle of Paradise Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-25705 10-in. 9/29/1921 Just like a rainbow Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26604 10-in. 6/2/1922 Soothing All Star Trio ; All Star Trio Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28406 10-in. 7/20/1923 No no Nora Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28679 10-in. 10/22/1923 No no Nora American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28874 10-in. 11/5/1923 When lights are low Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28876 10-in. 11/5/1923 My sweetie's sweeter than that Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29686 10-in. 3/20/1924 When lights are low Marcia Freer Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29705 10-in. 3/13/1924 Hula hula dream girl Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-29978 10-in. 5/8/1924 I need some pettin' Barney Rapp Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30360 10-in. 7/7/1924 Charley, my boy International Novelty Orchestra ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30625 10-in. 8/8/1924 Charley, my boy Jack Shilkret Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-30636 10-in. 8/13/1924 Little old clock on the mantel Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30831 10-in. 9/18/1924 Eliza Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30872 10-in. 9/30/1924 Dreamer of dreams International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-31191 10-in. 11/17/1924 Dreamer of dreams Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor B-31252 10-in. 12/2/1924 How I love that girl Phil Spitalny Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31268 10-in. 12/10/1924 Oh Mabel Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31736 10-in. 1/14/1925 Oh Mabel Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31785 10-in. 1/28/1925 I can't stop babying you Charles Dornberger Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-32712 10-in. 5/21/1925 Because of you (The world is mine) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-32739 10-in. 6/23/1925 Say Arabella (What's a fella to do?) George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-32769 10-in. 7/13/1925 Alone at last Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 478 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fiorito, Ted," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081.

Fiorito, Ted. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081.

"Fiorito, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081

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