Al Piantadosi (born John Alberto Joseph Piantadosi) August 18, 1882 New York City – April 8, 1955 Encino, California) was an American composer of popular music during the heyday of Tin Pan Alley. He started out as a saloon and vaudeville pianist and rapidly flourished as a songwriter. For about ten years — from 1918 to 1928, he was an independent music publisher.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1884, Died 1955
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 185 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-3788||10-in.||9/12/1906||My Mariuccia||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6747||10-in.||1/22/1909||Good luck, Mary||Harry Tally||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6931||10-in.||3/26/1909||Good luck, Mary||Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough||Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8080||10-in.||6/28/1909||Sweetheart's a pretty name when it's Y-O-U||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9045||10-in.||6/2/1910||That Italian rag||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9315||10-in.||7/20/1910||'Way down in cotton town||American Quartet ; Billy Murray||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9327||10-in.||7/27/1910||Let George do it||Ed Morton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9635||10-in.||11/9/1910||Think it over, Mary||Byron G. Harlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10054||10-in.||3/14/1911||In all my dreams, I dream of you||"That Girl" Quartet||Female vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-10083||10-in.||3/20/1911||Think it over Mary||"That Girl" Quartet||Female vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-10213||10-in.||4/20/1911||The long-lost chord||Gene Greene||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||B-10385||10-in.||5/26/1911||Summer days||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10931||10-in.||9/6/1911||Honey man||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-11127||10-in.||10/23/1911||Honey man||Ada Jones||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12196||10-in.||7/15/1912||That's how I need you||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||B-12872||10-in.||2/5/1913||Melinda's wedding day||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-13007||10-in.||3/25/1913||That's how I need you||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-13013||10-in.||3/25/1913||Then I'll stop loving you||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-13251||10-in.||5/8/1913||Melinda's wedding day||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-13424||10-in.||6/13/1913||The curse of an aching heart||Will Oakland||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-14578||10-in.||3/17/1914||On the shores of Italy||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-14916||10-in.||5/29/1914||When you play the game of love||Edna Brown ; James F. Harrison||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-15553||10-in.||12/30/1914||I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier||Morton Harvey||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-15828||10-in.||3/24/1915||My own Venetian Rose||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16122||10-in.||6/21/1915||Firefly, my pretty firefly||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Piantadosi, Al," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110765.
Piantadosi, Al. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110765.
"Piantadosi, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.
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