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 76-100 of 338 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W143979 10-in. 4/15/1927 So long, Joe New Orleans Owls Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 147156 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 W98579 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  
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  
(Results 76-100 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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