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 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  
(Results 76-100 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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