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 76-100 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 79348 10-in. 7/16/1920 Pensacola waltz Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79517 10-in. 11/12/1920 Isle of Paradise Ferera and Franchini ; George Hamilton Green Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 79702 10-in. 1/29/1921 Dreamy Hawaii Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79703 10-in. 1/29/1921 Sweet Luana Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 79713 10-in. 2/4/1921 Hawaiian blues Blossom Seeley Female vocal solo, with steel guitar duet and orchestra instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 80058 10-in. 11/9/1921 My Hawaiian melody Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 80059 10-in. 11/9/1921 Susquehanna shore Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 80233 10-in. 3/11/1922 Hawaiian rainbow Vernon Dalhart ; Ferera and Franchini Male vocal solo, with steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 80457 10-in. 7/15/1922 Mahina malamalama waltz Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 80458 10-in. 7/15/1922 Kawaihau waltz Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 80910 10-in. 3/20/1923 One little smile Vernon Dalhart ; Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet, with male vocal solo and drums (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 80911 10-in. 3/20/1923 Honeymoon chimes Vernon Dalhart ; Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet, with male vocal solo and chimes (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 80982 10-in. 4/23/1923 Ala Moana Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe ; Ferera and Franchini Jazz/dance band, with steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 81294 10-in. 10/26/1923 One, two, three, four Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quintet Instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81295 10-in. 10/26/1923 Aloha oe Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quintet Instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81333 10-in. 11/8/1923 I still believe in you Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quintet Instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81334 10-in. 11/8/1923 Love is all I ask of you Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quintet Instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81399 10-in. 12/8/1923 I still believe in you Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quintet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 81400 10-in. 12/8/1923 Love is all I ask of you Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 81687 10-in. 4/15/1924 Honolulu Bay Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 81688 10-in. 4/15/1924 Kilima waltz Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81968 10-in. 8/30/1924 Moana chimes Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Sextet Instrumental sextet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 81969 10-in. 8/30/1924 Under the South Sea palms Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Sextet Instrumental sextet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 140196 10-in. 12/19/1924 I'm doing the best I can Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar, piano  
Columbia 140218 10-in. 12/31/1924 Hawaiian love nest Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
(Results 76-100 of 217 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franchini, Anthony J.," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

Franchini, Anthony J.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

"Franchini, Anthony J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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