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 76-100 of 512 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-46600||10-in.||7/23/1928||King for a day||Fran Frey||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46694||10-in.||8/14/1928||King for a day||Sam Coslow||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47414||10-in.||9/22/1928||I'm sorry, Sally||Shilkret's Rhyth-Melodists||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48163||10-in.||11/14/1928||I m sorry, Sally||Morton Downey||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49951||10-in.||2/14/1929||Rie, payaso, rie||Marimba Centro-Americana||Marimba band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49995||10-in.||2/27/1929||Till we meet||Bernie Cummins ; New York Biltmore Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50505||10-in.||2/20/1929||I used to love her in the moonlight||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50530||10-in.||2/26/1929||Um-pah||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with talk||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54865||10-in.||7/15/1930||Tomorrow is another day||Ted Fiorito Orchestra ; Billy White||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||PBVE-54866||10-in.||7/15/1930||Hooray for baby and me||Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BVE-55142||10-in.||7/18/1929||King for a day||Juan Pulido||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-55812||10-in.||8/28/1929||Then you've never been blue||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57226||10-in.||12/4/1929||He's that kind of a pal||Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BVE-57227||10-in.||12/4/1929||Old Virginia moon||Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal duet (takes 1-3); with male vocal solo (takes 4-6)||director|
|Victor||BVE-57228||10-in.||12/4/1929||When you're counting the stars alone||Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||director|
|Victor||BVE-57265||10-in.||12/15/1929||Hangin' on the garden gate (Sayin' good-night!)||Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Orchestra, with vocal ensemble (takes 1 and 2); with male vocal solo (take 4)||director, composer|
|Victor||BVE-57441||10-in.||11/21/1929||Under a Texas moon||Pedro Espino ; Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BVE-57489||10-in.||11/27/1929||There will never be another Mary||Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BVE-57490||10-in.||11/27/1929||Molly||Pedro Espino ; Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BVE-59764||10-in.||4/25/1930||I love you so||Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62377||10-in.||8/8/1930||One more waltz||Stan Jacobsen ; Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BVE-62378||10-in.||8/8/1930||Until we meet again sweetheart||Stan Jacobsen ; Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BVE-67553||10-in.||9/25/1931||Ploddin' home||Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-68300||10-in.||9/8/1931||Do you believe in love at first sight?||McKinney's Cotton Pickers||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-69670||10-in.||6/2/1931||Just a blue-eyed blonde||High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fiorito, Ted," accessed June 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081.
Fiorito, Ted. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100081.
"Fiorito, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 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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