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 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  
(Results 126-150 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477

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