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 101-125 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison N-564 10-in. 11/15/1929 Gypsy B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 60286 10-in. 12/27/1935 Moon over Miami Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60287 10-in. 12/27/1935 Cling to me Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60288 10-in. 12/27/1935 Lovely lady Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60289 10-in. 12/27/1935 With all my heart Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60337 10-in. 1/15/1936 Moonburn Bob Terry Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60338 10-in. 1/15/1936 My heart and I Bob Terry Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60339 10-in. 1/15/1936 It's been so long Bob Terry Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60340 10-in. 1/15/1936 Sing an old-fashioned song Bob Terry Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60365 10-in. 1/20/1936 Sing an old-fashioned song Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60368 10-in. 1/20/1936 I'm building up an awful letdown Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60391 10-in. 1/26/1936 Life begins when you're in love Harry Richman instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60392 10-in. 1/26/1936 Let's go Harry Richman instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60393 10-in. 1/26/1936 Susannah Harry Richman instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60394 10-in. 1/26/1936 There'll be no South Harry Richman instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60395 10-in. 1/27/1936 Alone Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60396 10-in. 1/27/1936 If I should lose you Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60397 10-in. 1/27/1936 Lights out Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60398 10-in. 1/27/1936 A little rendezvous in Honululu Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60399 10-in. 1/27/1936 But where are you? Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60400 10-in. 1/27/1936 Let's face the music and dance Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60404 10-in. 1/28/1936 Whose big baby are you? Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60405 10-in. 1/28/1936 Much too much Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60406 10-in. 1/28/1936 Garbo green Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60407 10-in. 1/28/1936 You hit the spot Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 101-125 of 317 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

Signorelli, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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