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 26-50 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-63700 10-in. 10/7/1930 The wild dog Joe Venuti's Blue Four Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-64301 10-in. 10/7/1930 Really blue Joe Venuti's Blue Four Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-64371 10-in. 11/24/1930 And then your lips met mine Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-64861 10-in. 2/5/1931 And then your lips met mine Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-67591 10-in. 9/30/1931 Tango Americano Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BSHQ-73190 10-in. 8/10/1932 I'll never be the same again Mildred Bailey ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band (take 3); with female vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) composer  
Victor BS-73969 10-in. 11/17/1932 So at last it's come to this Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Irene Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-74875 10-in. 12/19/1932 So at last it's come to this Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76009 10-in. 4/14/1933 So at last it's come to this Vivian Ruth Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-80486 10-in. 5/1/1934 Fool that I am Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Harry Sosnick Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-80504 10-in. 5/8/1934 Having you is heaven Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82358 10-in. 4/27/1934 Fool that I am Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins ; Sydney Schiff Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82362 10-in. 4/27/1934 Having you is heaven Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins ; Sydney Schiff Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-83354 10-in. 6/29/1934 I saw you dancing in my dreams Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor CS-84258 12-in. 9/11/1934 Park Avenue fantasy Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-07785 10-in. 4/13/1937 Carelessly Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-07786 10-in. 4/13/1937 There's a lull in my life Kay Thompson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-07787 10-in. 4/13/1937 It had to be you Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and female vocal ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-07788 10-in. 4/13/1937 Exactly like you Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-019681 10-in. 2/18/1938 Drop a nickel in the slot Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-019682 10-in. 2/18/1938 Please be kind Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-019683 10-in. 2/18/1938 Jezebel Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-019684 10-in. 2/18/1938 oooOO-OH BOOM! Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-019685 10-in. 2/18/1938 In my little red book Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-019686 10-in. 2/18/1938 Good-night, sweet dreams, good-night Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 26-50 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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