Frank Signorelli

Frank Signorelli (May 24, 1901 – December 9, 1975) was an American jazz pianist of the 1920s.

Signorelli was born by Italian family in New York City, New York.

Signorelli was a founding member of the Original Memphis Five in 1917, then joined the Original Dixieland Jazz Band briefly in 1921. In 1927 he played in Adrian Rollini's New York ensemble, and subsequently worked with Eddie Lang, Bix Beiderbecke, Matty Malneck and Paul Whiteman. In 1935 he was part of Dick Stabile's All-America "Swing" Band.

In 1936-38 he played in the revived version of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. He recorded with Phil Napoleon in 1946 and with Miff Mole in 1958.

As a songwriter, Signorelli composed I'll Never Be The Same (initially called Little Buttercup by Joe Venuti's Blue Four), Gypsy, recorded by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, Caprice Futuristic, Evening, Anything, Bass Ale Blues, Great White Way Blues, Park Avenue Fantasy, Sioux City Sue (1924), Shufflin' Mose, Stairway to the Stars, and A Blues Serenade, recorded by Signorelli in 1926, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra in 1935 and Duke Ellington's version in 1938.

On December 9, 1975, Signorelli died in New York City.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 24th, 1901 (New York City), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, songwriter, director, arranger, celeste

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30250 10-in. 6/6/1924 Just hot Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30372 10-in. 7/9/1924 Sioux City Sue Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30877 10-in. 10/1/1924 Meanest blues The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31913 10-in. 2/4/1925 Throw down blues The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-33388 10-in. 9/17/1925 Bass ale blues The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-33546 10-in. 10/7/1925 Lookin' for blues The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-37188 10-in. 12/28/1926 A blues serenade The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-38314 10-in. 3/31/1927 Go Joe go Phil Napoleon Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-38769 10-in. 5/20/1927 Caprice futuristique Matty Malneck ; Frank Signorelli Violin and piano duet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38770 10-in. 5/20/1927 Midnight reflections Matty Malneck ; Frank Signorelli Violin and piano duet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38771 10-in. 5/20/1927 Pretty blue Matty Malneck ; Mario Perry ; Frank Signorelli Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-38772 10-in. 5/20/1927 More or less Matty Malneck ; Mario Perry ; Frank Signorelli Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-38899 10-in. 6/14/1927 More or less Matty Malneck ; Mario Perry ; Frank Signorelli Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-39300 10-in. 6/14/1927 Pretty blues Matty Malneck ; Mario Perry ; Frank Signorelli Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor CVE-41687 12-in. 2/13/1928 Midnight reflections Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-41695 12-in. 2/18/1928 Caprice futuristic Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45812 10-in. 6/21/1928 Doin' things Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Violin and guitar duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-45813 10-in. 6/21/1928 Wild cat Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Violin and guitar duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-49024 10-in. 12/28/1928 Susianna Burt Lorin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-49026 10-in. 12/28/1928 Gypsy Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-49249 10-in. 12/11/1928 Playing the blues New Orleans Black Birds Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-49827 10-in. 2/4/1929 Gipsy Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53506 10-in. 5/23/1929 Getting hot Joe Venuti Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-53507 10-in. 5/23/1929 Anything (Slow fox trot) Napoleon's Emperors Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-53508 10-in. 5/23/1929 You can't cheat a cheater Napoleon's Emperors Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 317 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

Signorelli, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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