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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born December 20, 1900 (Newark), Died July 22, 1971
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1949
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, piano, songwriter, director, pipe organ
Notes: Credited on some record labels as "Ted Fio Rito."
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 510 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fiorito, Ted," accessed March 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081.
Fiorito, Ted. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081.
"Fiorito, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 March 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Ted Fio Rito
Discogs: Ted Fiorito
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Fiorito, Ted, 1900-1971 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n90671576
Wikidata: Ted Fio Rito - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1290968
MusicBrainz: Ted Fio Rito - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/96d16f27-48ec-4783-8325-c7e2bb2243d9
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