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 201-225 of 317 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||62894||10-in.||12/20/1937||Three o'clock in the morning||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62895||10-in.||12/20/1937||Sail along silv'ry moon||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63161||10-in.||1/14/1938||Bob White||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63162||10-in.||1/14/1938||You're a sweetheart||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63163||10-in.||1/14/1938||You started something||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63164||10-in.||1/14/1938||I wonder what's become of Sally?||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63165||10-in.||1/14/1938||Somebody's thinking of you tonight||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63737||10-in.||5/10/1938||Teacher's pet||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63738||10-in.||5/10/1938||Dust||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63739||10-in.||5/10/1938||Chinese laundry blues||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63740||10-in.||5/10/1938||Ferdinand the bull||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63741||10-in.||5/10/1938||Oh! How I miss you tonight||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||63921||10-in.||6/7/1938||Memories||Dick Robertson||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64239||10-in.||6/30/1938||Rancho grande||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64240||10-in.||6/30/1938||Hi yo, silver!||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64241||10-in.||6/30/1938||When Mother Nature sings her lullaby||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64487||10-in.||9/1/1938||No wonder||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64488||10-in.||9/1/1938||You're the only star||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64489||10-in.||9/1/1938||You gotta be a football hero-1||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64490||10-in.||9/1/1938||All-American girl||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64491||10-in.||9/1/1938||Indiana moonlight||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64492||10-in.||9/1/1938||You're the very last word in love||Dick Robertson Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64592||10-in.||10/21/1938||Cuban overture (Gershwin), part 1-1||Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64593||10-in.||10/21/1938||Cuban overture, part 2-1||Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||64594||10-in.||10/21/1938||Cuban overture, part 3-1||Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Signorelli, Frank," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
Signorelli, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477.
"Signorelli, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.
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