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 24, 1901 (New York City), Died December 9, 1975 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, songwriter, director, arranger, celeste
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Recordings (Results 176-200 of 338 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
|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||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed July 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
Signorelli, Frank. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 July 2022.
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