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 December 9th, 1975 (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-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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
Signorelli, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.
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