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 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  
(Results 176-200 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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