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 176-200 of 317 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||62563||10-in.||8/24/1937||Sidewalks of New York||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62564||10-in.||8/24/1937||Come, Josephine, in my flying machine||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62666||10-in.||10/7/1937||In my merry Oldsmobile||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62667||10-in.||10/7/1937||Daisy Bell/Little Annie Rooney (On a bicyle ride all around Voc. 55025)||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62668||10-in.||10/7/1937||Roses in December||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62669||10-in.||10/7/1937||Getting some fun out of life||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62696||10-in.||10/19/1937||Rollin' Plains||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62697||10-in.||10/19/1937||I want you for Christmas||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62698||10-in.||10/19/1937||In a shanty in old shanty town||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62699||10-in.||10/19/1937||When it's Springtime in the Rockies||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62700||10-in.||10/19/1937||I wonder who's kissing her now?||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62701||10-in.||10/19/1937||Sweet Rosie O'Grady||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62702||10-in.||10/21/1937||Two little girls in blue||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62703||10-in.||10/21/1937||That old gang of mine||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62704||10-in.||10/21/1937||Won't you come over to my house?||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62705||10-in.||10/25/1937||That's how I need you||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62706||10-in.||10/25/1937||My gal Sal||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62759||11/10/1937||Somebody's thinking of you tonight||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62858||10-in.||12/6/1937||Wrap your cares in rhythm and dance||The Nicholas Brothers||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62859||10-in.||12/6/1937||They say he ought to dance||The Nicholas Brothers||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62860||10-in.||12/6/1937||Ten pretty girls||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62861||10-in.||12/6/1937||A little white lighthouse||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62891||10-in.||12/20/1937||The rhythm of the snowflakes||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62892||10-in.||12/20/1937||The house on the hill||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62893||10-in.||12/20/1937||Let's waltz for old times' sake||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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