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 76-100 of 317 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||W401293||10-in.||11/5/1928||There'll be some changes made||Eddie Lang||Guitar solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||W401294||10-in.||11/5/1928||Caprice futuristic||Arnold Brilhart||Saxophone solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|OKeh||W401298||10-in.||11/7/1928||Fascination||Arnold Brilhart||Saxophone solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||W401821||10-in.||4/23/1929||Daddy, change your mind||Tom Dorsey Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance quartet||instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||W401822||10-in.||4/23/1929||You can't cheat a cheater||Tom Dorsey Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance quartet||composer, instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||W401840||10-in.||4/30/1929||No one can take your place||Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W404010||10-in.||5/9/1930||Deep Harlem||Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W404388||10-in.||8/29/1930||Just a little dance, mam'selle||The Mariners' Trio||Male vocal trio, with guitar and piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||W404389||10-in.||8/29/1930||I don’t mind walkin' in the rain||The Mariners' Trio||Male vocal trio, with guitar and piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||W404942||10-in.||6/10/1931||Little buttercup||Joe Venuti's Blue Four||Jazz/dance quartet||composer|
|OKeh||W404943||10-in.||6/10/1931||Tempo di modernage||Joe Venuti's Blue Four||Jazz/dance quartet||songwriter|
|Brunswick||9310-9312||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1922||Great white way blues||Cotton Pickers||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||11428-11431||10-in.||9/26/1923||Just hot||Cotton Pickers||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||11432-11434||10-in.||9/26/1923||Shufflin' Mose||Cotton Pickers||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E28691||10-in.||11/22/1928||Gypsy||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||composer|
|Brunswick||E30719||10-in.||8/27/1929||Sweet and hot||Bob Effros||Trumpet solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||E22442-E22444||10-in.||4/15/1927||Go, Joe, go||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E22978-E22980||10-in.||5/5/1927||Go, Joe, go||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E24240-E24242||10-in.||8/16/1927||Lovey Lee||The Original Memphis Five||Jazz/dance quintet||arranger|
|Brunswick||E24251-E24253||10-in.||8/16/1927||How come you do me like you do||The Original Memphis Five||Jazz/dance quintet||arranger|
|Edison||9077||10-in.||7/16/1923||The great white way blues||Original Memphis Five||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||9078||10-in.||7/16/1923||Shufflin' Mose||Original Memphis Five||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||11177||10-in.||9/2/1926||Bass ale blues||Joe Candullo ; Everglades Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||11394||10-in.||12/23/1926||Go, Joe, go||Phil Napoleon Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||18869||10-in.||11/15/1928||Gypsy||B. A. Rolfe Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
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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