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 276-300 of 317 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||69543||10-in.||7/22/1941||Answer to you are my sunshine||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69544||10-in.||7/22/1941||I'm alone because I love you||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69545||10-in.||7/22/1941||What's the good of moonlight||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69752||10-in.||9/17/1941||You're breaking my heart||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69753||10-in.||9/17/1941||I loved you once||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69754||10-in.||9/17/1941||Pay me no mind||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69755||10-in.||9/17/1941||Won't you forgive me||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69984||10-in.||12/2/1941||I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69985||10-in.||12/2/1941||You told me a lie||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69986||10-in.||12/2/1941||The end of the world||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69987||10-in.||12/2/1941||You'll be sorry||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69997||10-in.||12/4/1941||Sweetheart of the valley||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69998||10-in.||12/4/1941||I'm the one||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||69999||10-in.||12/4/1941||Tears on my pillow||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70000||10-in.||12/4/1941||I wish I had a sweetheart||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70001||10-in.||12/4/1941||Just a rollin' stone||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70002||10-in.||12/4/1941||I dreamed of an old love affair||Jimmie Davis||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||71258||10-in.||7/30/1942||Under a strawberry moon||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||71259||10-in.||7/30/1942||Ching-1||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||71260||10-in.||7/30/1942||Oh! Pardon me-1||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||71261||10-in.||7/30/1942||Isabella kissed a fella-1||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Vocalion||E2202-E2205||10-in.||1/23/1926||‘Tain’t cold||The Original Memphis Five||Jazz/dance band||director|
|Vocalion||E2206-E2208||10-in.||1/23/1926||Chinese blues||Hottentots||Jazz/dance band||director|
|Vocalion||E2209-E2211||10-in.||1/23/1926||Bass ale blues||Hottentots||Jazz/dance band||composer, director|
|Vocalion||E6109-E6111||10-in.||6/22/1927||Goose pimples||Frank Signorelli||Piano solo||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed January 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
Signorelli, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 January 2021.
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