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 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 226-250 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64595 12-in. 10/21/1938 An American in Paris, part 1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64596 10-in. 10/21/1938 An American in Paris, part 2 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64597 10-in. 10/21/1938 An American in Paris, part 3 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64791 10-in. 12/8/1938 Never felt better, never had less Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64792 10-in. 12/8/1938 Mutiny in the nursery Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64793 10-in. 12/8/1938 Jeepers creepers Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64794 10-in. 12/8/1938 I go for that Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65366 10-in. 4/8/1939 Three little fishies Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65367 10-in. 4/8/1939 Hooray for spinach Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65368 10-in. 4/8/1939 Step up and shake my hand Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65369 10-in. 4/8/1939 Now and then Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65370 10-in. 4/8/1939 Mandy Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65574 10-in. 5/15/1939 Alexander's ragtime band Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65575 10-in. 5/15/1939 The June bugs' dance Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65576 10-in. 5/15/1939 Say it with music Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65577 10-in. 5/15/1939 Lady of the evening Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65578 10-in. 5/15/1939 The shoemaker's holiday Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65581 10-in. 5/16/1939 Lazy Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65781 10-in. 6/13/1939 Say it with music Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65782 10-in. 6/13/1939 Lady of the evening Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65783 10-in. 6/13/1939 All alone Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65784 10-in. 6/13/1939 Remember Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66906 10-in. 11/24/1939 All the things you are Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66907 10-in. 11/24/1939 All in fun Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66908 10-in. 11/24/1939 Heaven in my arms Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 226-250 of 317 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

Signorelli, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477

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