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 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  
(Results 251-275 of 317 records)

Citation

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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