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 301-317 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Vocalion E6112-E6114 10-in. 6/22/1927 A blues serenade Frank Signorelli Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Vocalion E7204-E7205 10-in. 3/19/1928 A blues serenade The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band arranger, composer  
Vocalion E7206-E7207 10-in. 3/19/1928 Denver stomp The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band arranger, composer, director  
Decca 71443 10-in. 10/11/1943 No letter today Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71444 10-in. 10/11/1943 I walk alone Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca SRC 108 10-in. 2/12/1945 Sugar Yank Lawson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca SRC 109 10-in. 2/12/1945 Sensation rag Yank Lawson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 12SRC100 12-in. 2/12/1945 Lady be good Yank Lawson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 12SRC101 12-in. 2/12/1945 Davenport blues Yank Lawson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1235 10-in. 12/23/1943 But not for me Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1236 10-in. 12/23/1943 Rose room Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1237 10-in. 'S wonderful Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1238 10-in. 12/23/1943 Ja-da Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1239 10-in. 12/23/1943 Exactly like you Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1240 10-in. 12/23/1943 Embraceable you Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1242 10-in. 12/23/1943 I'll never be the same Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1243 10-in. 12/23/1943 Sweet Georgia Brown (false start) ; Sweet Georgia Brown ; Sweet Georgia Brown (original take) Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 301-317 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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