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 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  
(Results 201-225 of 317 records)

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102477

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