Anthony J. Franchini

Anthony John Franchini (August 2, 1898 – September 17, 1997) was an American guitarist, most known for his Hawaiian guitar partnership with Frank Ferera, making him one of the most-recorded musicians of all time. After his time with Ferera, his career was remarkably varied, playing with symphony orchestras and country and western bands, often simultaneously, and also working in additional genres before retiring in his mid 90s.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 2, 1898 (Naples), Died September 17, 1997 (Las Vegas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, steel guitar, leader, session supervisor, composer, songwriter, instrumentalist, piano, violin

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29933 10-in. 4/24/1924 Spain Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30312 10-in. 6/23/1924 Waikiki is calling me Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30313 10-in. 6/23/1924 Moana chimes Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30320 10-in. 6/24/1924 Nella gondola Anthony J. Franchini ; L. Rodera [i.e., Lou Raderman] Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30321 10-in. 6/24/1924 Vittoria Anthony J. Franchini ; L. Rodera [i.e., Lou Raderman] Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30322 10-in. 6/24/1924 Profumo d'amore Anthony J. Franchini ; L. Rodera [i.e., Lou Raderman] Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30389 10-in. 7/16/1924 La bambola Anthony J. Franchini ; L. Rodera [i.e., Lou Raderman] Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30390 10-in. 7/16/1924 Giuseppina Trio Instrumentale Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-31003 10-in. 10/10/1924 Ukulele Lou Frank Richardson Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and ukulele instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36855 10-in. 10/22/1926 I pescatori di perle : Waltz Trio Italiano Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37418 10-in. 1/18/1927 Amoroso valzer Anthony Torre Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37419 10-in. 1/18/1927 Quanto sei bella Anthony Torre Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37420 10-in. 1/18/1927 Giorni d'amore Anthony Torre Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37421 10-in. 1/18/1927 La fiammetta Anthony Torre Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-55600 10-in. 7/9/1929 Pretending Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-70298 10-in. 10/22/1931 Twenty-one years (Is a long time) Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with violin, clarinet, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BRC-70299 10-in. 10/22/1931 Mary and mother Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and accordion instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BRC-70300 10-in. 10/22/1931 Up in the mountains Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BRC-70901 10-in. 10/22/1931 That silver-haired daddy of mine Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with violin, clarinet, guitar, and accordion instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-75272 10-in. 2/22/1933 Kai hawanawana Noi Lane Hawaiian Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble (Hawaiian) session supervisor  
Victor BS-75273 10-in. 2/22/1933 Dreams of aloha Noi Lane Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) session supervisor  
Victor BS-75274 10-in. 2/22/1933 Hawaiian ripple Noi Lane Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) session supervisor  
Victor BS-75275 10-in. 2/22/1933 Sweet lei lehua Noi Lane Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo (Hawaiian) session supervisor  
Victor BS-75276 10-in. 2/22/1933 Alekoki Noi Lane Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo and vocal trio (Hawaiian) session supervisor  
Victor BS-75277 10-in. 2/22/1933 Hawaiian love Noi Lane Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) session supervisor  
(Results 26-50 of 217 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franchini, Anthony J.," accessed January 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

Franchini, Anthony J.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

"Franchini, Anthony J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 January 2023.

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