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 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  
(Results 276-300 of 317 records)

Citation

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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