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|
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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