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 251-275 of 317 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||66909||10-in.||11/24/1939||That lucky fellow||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||66996||10-in.||12/21/1939||The creaking old mill on the creek||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||66997||10-in.||12/21/1939||The gaucho serenade||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||66998||10-in.||12/21/1939||Darn that dream||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||66999||10-in.||12/21/1939||My fantasy||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68013||10-in.||8/27/1940||Darling, how can you forget so soon?||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68014||10-in.||8/27/1940||Hello! Little girl of my dreams||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68015||10-in.||8/27/1940||My greatest mistake||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68016||10-in.||8/27/1940||It's a mighty pretty night for love||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68017||10-in.||8/27/1940||Mickey||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68018||10-in.||8/27/1940||Connie's got connectiocs in Connecticut||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68408||10-in.||11/28/1940||Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68409||10-in.||11/28/1940||San Antonio Rose||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68410||10-in.||11/28/1940||I am a Canadian||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68411||10-in.||11/28/1940||Oh, they're making me all over in the Army||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68412||10-in.||11/28/1940||I used to love you||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68563||10-in.||1/9/1941||So you're the one||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68564||10-in.||1/9/1941||My Greenwich Village Sue||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68565||10-in.||1/9/1941||Go home, little girl, go home||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68566||10-in.||1/9/1941||Many happy returns of the day||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68716||10-in.||2/17/1941||Somebody stole my gal||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68717||10-in.||2/17/1941||The wise old owl||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68718||10-in.||2/17/1941||Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68719||10-in.||2/17/1941||The sidewalk serenade||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69542||10-in.||7/22/1941||Twenty-one dollars a day, once a month-1||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
Signorelli, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.
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