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 101-125 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 140219 10-in. 12/31/1924 Can you bring back the heart I gave you? Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia 140320 10-in. 2/5/1925 The chain gang song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140321 10-in. 2/5/1925 Mother and home Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140364 10-in. 1/27/1925 The time will come Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar, ukulele, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140365 10-in. 1/27/1925 He sure can play a harmonica Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar, ukulele, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 98019 12-in. 3/20/1922 South Sea sweethearts Ferera and Franchini ; Prince's Dance Orchestra Orchestra, with guitar effect (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143505 10-in. 2/21/1927 Moonbeam! Kiss her for me Dorothea Ponce ; Ethel Ponce Female vocal duet, with steel guitar and piano instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W143506 10-in. 2/21/1927 Honolulu moon Dorothea Ponce ; Ethel Ponce Female vocal duet, with steel guitar and piano (takes 1-3); with alto saxophone, steel guitar, and piano (takes 4-7) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Columbia W144268 10-in. 6/11/1927 Chamberlin and Lindy (Our hats are off to you) Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144269 10-in. 6/11/1927 Charlie boy (We love you) Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and whistling instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 147090 10-in. 10/1/1928 Blue yodel no. 2 Frank Kamplain Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 147091 10-in. 10/1/1928 Away out on the mountain Frank Kamplain Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 148447 10-in. 4/16/1929 Pretending Julie Wintz and his Jersey Collegians ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia [W]150830 10-in. 9/20/1930 Believin' Lloyd Keating and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-7343 10-in. Mar. 1920 Beautiful Hawaii Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7344 10-in. Mar. 1920 Honolulu march Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7367 10-in. Apr. 1920 Kailima waltz Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7368 10-in. Apr. 1920 Wailana waltz Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7441 10-in. May 1920 Hilo march Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7442 10-in. May 1920 Honolulu Bay waltz Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7486 10-in. June 1920 Mahina malamalama Ferera and Franchini Guitar and steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7487 10-in. June 1920 Hawaiian Hotel Ferera and Franchini Guitar and steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7499 10-in. July 1920 Kawaihau Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7500 10-in. July 1920 On the beach at Waikiki Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7518 10-in. Aug. 1920 Maui aloha Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 101-125 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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