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 126-150 of 317 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||60444||10-in.||2/5/1936||Don't count your kisses||Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60445||10-in.||2/5/1936||When love has gone||Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60446||10-in.||2/5/1936||I don't know your name||Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60447||10-in.||2/5/1936||Moon rose||Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60448||10-in.||2/5/1936||I'm putting all my eggs in one basket||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60449||10-in.||2/5/1936||I'd rather lead a band||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60454||10-in.||2/10/1936||Spreadin' rhythm around||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60455||10-in.||2/10/1936||Wake up and sing||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60900||10-in.||3/16/1936||Lost||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60901||10-in.||3/16/1936||Welcome stranger||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60902||10-in.||3/16/1936||It's a sin to tell a lie||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60903||10-in.||3/16/1936||The hills of Old Wyomin'||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60904||10-in.||3/16/1936||The touch of your lips||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60905||10-in.||3/16/1936||Is it true what they say about Dixie?||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60935||10-in.||3/26/1936||I'd like to see you||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60936||10-in.||3/26/1936||If love is blind||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60937||10-in.||3/26/1936||Mr. Rhythm for president||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60938||10-in.||3/26/1936||Get acquainted with yourself||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60939||10-in.||3/26/1936||The best things happen at night||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60977||10-in.||4/3/1936||I can't get started with you||Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60978||10-in.||4/3/1936||I can pull a rabbit out of my hat||Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60979||10-in.||4/3/1936||No use you knockin'||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60980||10-in.||4/3/1936||Public weakness No.1||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||60981||10-in.||4/3/1936||Let's not fall in love||Bob Howard Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||61042||10-in.||4/14/1936||Robins and roses||Dick Robertson||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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