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|
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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