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 101-125 of 338 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 E32949 10-in. 6/6/1930 Deep Harlem Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E35067 10-in. 11/1/1930 And then your lips met mine Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E35343 10-in. 11/7/1930 And then your lips met mine Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E35657 10-in. Dec. 1930 And then your lips met mine Ray Raymond Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E37269 10-in. 10/22/1931 Beale Street blues All Star Orchestra ; Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E37270 10-in. 10/22/1931 After you’ve gone All Star Orchestra ; Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E37271 10-in. 10/22/1931 Farewell blues All Star Orchestra ; Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E37272 10-in. 10/22/1931 Someday sweetheart All Star Orchestra ; Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E2202-E2205 10-in. 1/23/1926 ‘Tain’t cold The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band director  
Brunswick E2206-E2208 10-in. 1/23/1926 Chinese blues Hottentots Jazz/dance band director  
Brunswick E2209-E2211 10-in. 1/23/1926 Bass ale blues Hottentots Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Brunswick E6109-E6111 10-in. 6/22/1927 Goose pimples Frank Signorelli Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E6112-E6114 10-in. 6/22/1927 A blues serenade Frank Signorelli Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick E7204-E7205 10-in. 3/19/1928 A blues serenade The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band arranger, composer  
Brunswick E7206-E7207 10-in. 3/19/1928 Denver stomp The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band arranger, composer, director  
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 songwriter, 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  
(Results 101-125 of 338 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed May 22, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

Signorelli, Frank. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.

"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 22 May 2022.

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