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 51-75 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-055220 10-in. 12/11/1940 Talkin' to my heart Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-057013 10-in. 10/21/1940 Talkin' to my heart Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1920-03-12-01] Not documented 3/12/1920 Alabama moon Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor [Trial 1923-01-20-01] 10-in. 1/20/1923 Kono, part 1 Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor [Trial 1923-01-20-02] 10-in. 1/20/1923 Kono, part 2 Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79029 10-in. 3/8/1920 Hawaiian smiles Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79053 10-in. 3/16/1920 Hapa haole hula girl Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79090 10-in. 3/30/1920 Mahina malamalama Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79091 10-in. 3/30/1920 Beautiful Hawaii Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79093 10-in. 4/1/1920 On the beach at Waikiki Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79094 10-in. 4/1/1920 Hawaiian medley Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79107 10-in. 4/7/1920 Hunika Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79108 10-in. 4/7/1920 Hawaiian hotel Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79132 10-in. 4/20/1920 Till we meet again Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian), with orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79133 10-in. 4/20/1920 Hawaiian medley Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79137 10-in. 4/23/1920 Kilima Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79138 10-in. 4/23/1920 Wild flower Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79157 10-in. 5/4/1920 Everybody hula Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79158 10-in. 5/4/1920 Hawaiian medley two-step Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79193 10-in. 5/21/1920 Hawaiian twilight Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79194 10-in. 5/21/1920 Long ago Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79197 10-in. 5/21/1920 Honolulu Bay Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79290 10-in. 6/18/1920 Romola Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79291 10-in. 6/18/1920 That naughty waltz Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79347 10-in. 7/16/1920 Aloha land Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
(Results 51-75 of 217 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franchini, Anthony J.," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

Franchini, Anthony J.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

"Franchini, Anthony J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629

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