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 151-175 of 317 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61043 10-in. 4/14/1936 Would you? Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62074 10-in. 3/24/1937 Little old lady Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62075 10-in. 3/24/1937 Too marvelous for words Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62076 10-in. 3/24/1937 My little buckaroo Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62077 10-in. 3/24/1937 September in the rain-1 Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano, celeste  
Decca 62092 10-in. 4/1/1937 There's a lull in my life Ruth Etting instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62103 10-in. 4/5/1937 A message from the man in the moon Ruth Etting instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62104 10-in. 4/5/1937 Park Avenue fantasy, part 1 Frank Signorelli instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62105 10-in. 4/5/1937 Park Avenue fantasy, part 2 Frank Signorelli instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62168 10-in. 4/30/1937 You'll never go to heaven Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62169 10-in. 4/30/1937 Toodle-oo Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62170 10-in. 4/30/1937 It looks like rain in Cherry Blossom Lane Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62171 10-in. 4/30/1937 On a little dream ranch Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62284 10-in. 6/17/1937 Good mornin' Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62285 10-in. 6/17/1937 The Miller's daughter Marianne Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62286 10-in. 6/17/1937 The merry-go-round broke down Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62287 10-in. 6/17/1937 Gone with the wind Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62418 10-in. 7/21/1937 A sailboat in the moonlight Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62419 10-in. 7/21/1937 Strangers in the dark Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62420 10-in. 7/21/1937 My cabin of dreams Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62421 10-in. 7/21/1937 Heaven help this heart of mine Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62559 10-in. 8/24/1937 Ebb tide Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62560 10-in. 8/24/1937 In a little Carolina town Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62561 10-in. 8/24/1937 You can't stop me from dreaming Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 62562 10-in. 8/24/1937 Blossoms on Broadway Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 151-175 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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