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 26-50 of 512 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-32881||10-in.||6/8/1925||Sometime||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-32982||10-in.||7/31/1925||Sometime||Jack Shilkret Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33109||10-in.||7/24/1925||Because of you (The world is mine)||Carleton A. Coon ; Joe Sanders||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33224||10-in.||8/14/1925||Because of you (The world is mine)||Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller||Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandola||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33330||10-in.||8/19/1925||Alone at last||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with violin, saxophone, and piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33482||10-in.||10/23/1925||I never knew||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33868||10-in.||11/13/1925||I never knew||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33887||10-in.||11/20/1925||When I dream of the last waltz with you||Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34028||10-in.||12/12/1925||Sometime||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34029||10-in.||12/13/1925||I never knew||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34043||10-in.||12/18/1925||Lantern of love||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||BVE-34044||10-in.||12/18/1925||That certain party||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||leader|
|Victor||BVE-34045||10-in.||12/18/1925||I 'wanna' go where you go, do what you do, then I'll be happy||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||BVE-34046||10-in.||12/18/1925||Kentucky's way of sayin' good-mornin'||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||BVE-34051||10-in.||12/19/1925||I wish't I was in Peoria||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||leader|
|Victor||BVE-34052||10-in.||12/19/1925||Somebody's eyes||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||BVE-34053||10-in.||12/19/1925||We will meet again in Normandy||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||BVE-34104||10-in.||11/30/1925||I never knew||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with violin, saxophone, and piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34187||10-in.||12/30/1925||Sometime||Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34191||10-in.||12/31/1925||I never knew||Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34197||10-in.||1/5/1926||I want somebody to cheer me up||Jack Shilkret Orchestra ; Jack Shilkret||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34235||10-in.||12/21/1925||Sometime||Amelita Galli-Curci||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34391||10-in.||2/3/1926||Drifting apart||Jean Goldkette Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34590||10-in.||3/4/1926||I don't believe it, but say it again||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||BVE-34591||10-in.||3/4/1926||Sweet southern breeze||Russo and Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fiorito, Ted," accessed June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081.
Fiorito, Ted. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081.
"Fiorito, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 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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