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 24, 1901 (New York City), Died December 9, 1975 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, songwriter, director, arranger, celeste

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 338 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-025305 10-in. 8/12/1938 A blues serenade Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-036244 10-in. 6/5/1939 Stairway to the stars Kenny Baker ; Nathaniel Finston Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-036878 10-in. 5/9/1939 Stairway to the stars Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-036954 10-in. 5/17/1939 Stairway to the stars Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037607 10-in. 6/8/1939 I'll never be the same Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-055961 10-in. 9/9/1940 Anything Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-064417 10-in. 5/24/1941 Anything Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-066881 10-in. 7/22/1941 Anything Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet composer  
Victor D6VB-1796 10-in. 5/21/1946 I wish you the best of everything Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D6VB-1798 10-in. 5/21/1946 Blue eyes cryin' in the rain Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D6VB-2279 10-in. 6/4/1946 I'd trade all of my tomorrows (for just one yesterday) Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D6VB-2928 10-in. 9/25/1946 I'll never grieve (oh no, oh no) Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D6VB-2929 10-in. 9/25/1946 Po' folks (all the time) Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0034 10-in. 1/7/1947 Remember me (when the candlelights are gleaming) Pecos River Rogues ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0035 10-in. 1/7/1947 Green grass of Wyoming Pecos River Rogues ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0036 10-in. 1/7/1947 My adobe hacienda Pecos River Rogues ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0037 10-in. 1/7/1947 I ain't a-gonna leave my love no more Pecos River Rogues ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-2689 10-in. 12/15/1947 Run for the roundhouse Nellie Zeke Manners ; Singing Lariateers ; Zeke Manners Band Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-2690 10-in. 12/15/1947 They're out to trap ya Zeke Manners ; Singing Lariateers ; Zeke Manners Band Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1927-06-14-02] 10-in. 6/14/1927 Just around the edges Matty Malneck Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia 81394 10-in. 12/4/1923 Shufflin' Mose Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81886 10-in. 7/25/1924 Sioux City Sue Joseph A. Griffith ; Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 141711 10-in. 2/23/1926 Bass ale blues Joe Candullo ; Everglades Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 143337 10-in. 1/21/1927 A blues serenade The Emperors Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 143338 10-in. 1/21/1927 Go, Joe, go The Emperors Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 51-75 of 338 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed May 19, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

Signorelli, Frank. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 19, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 19 May 2022.

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