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 51-75 of 317 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 [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 W141711 10-in. 2/23/1926 Bass ale blues Joe Candullo ; Everglades Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W143337 10-in. 1/21/1927 A blues serenade The Emperors Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W143338 10-in. 1/21/1927 Go, Joe, go The Emperors Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W143979 10-in. 4/15/1927 So long, Joe New Orleans Owls Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W147156 10-in. 10/24/1928 Gypsy Arthur Ross and his Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150957 10-in. 11/17/1930 And then your lips met mine Radiolites Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151889 10-in. 11/24/1931 Anything Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W152613 10-in. 6/4/1934 Fool that I am Dot, Kay and Em ; Henry Busse Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio composer  
Columbia 98579 12-in. 9/18/1928 Gypsy Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W81559 10-in. 10/21/1927 Melody man's dream Eddie Lang Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W81560 10-in. 10/21/1927 Perfect Eddie Lang Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W400182 10-in. 3/29/1928 Rainbow dreams Eddie Lang Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400183 10-in. 3/29/1928 Add a little wiggle Eddie Lang ; Frank Signorelli Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401158 10-in. 9/27/1928 Jeannine, I dream of lilac time Eddie Lang ; Frank Signorelli Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401161 10-in. 9/27/1928 I'll never be the same Eddie Lang ; Frank Signorelli Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W401292 10-in. 11/5/1928 (Norfolk) Church Street sobbin' blues Eddie Lang Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 51-75 of 317 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

Signorelli, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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