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 126-150 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-7519 10-in. Aug. 1920 Kawaha Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7520 10-in. Aug. 1920 On Hilo Bay Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7530 10-in. Aug. 1920 Ua like no a like Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7531 10-in. Aug. 1920 The Missouri waltz Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7532 10-in. Aug. 1920 Aloha land Ferera and Franchini ; George Hamilton Green Guitar duet, with xylophone (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7543 10-in. Aug. 1920 Honolulu rag Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
OKeh S-7544 Not documented Aug. 1920 [Unknown title(s)] Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7552 10-in. Aug. 1920 Along the way to Waikiki Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7553 10-in. Aug. 1920 Hapa haole hula girl Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7660 10-in. Nov. 1920 One, two, three, four Crescent Trio ; Ferera and Franchini Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7661 10-in. Nov. 1920 Aloha oe Crescent Trio ; Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with male vocal trio instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7748 10-in. Feb. 1921 Dreamy Hawaii Ferera and Franchini Guitar and steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7798 10-in. Feb. 1921 Hawaiian blues Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini ; George Hamilton Green 2 steel guitars and marimba (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, steel guitar  
OKeh S-7799 10-in. Feb. 1921 [Unknown title(s)] Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini ; Joe Green 2 guitars and marimba (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7924 10-in. May 1921 Somewhere in Honolulu Ferera and Franchini Guitar and steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-7925 10-in. May 1921 The waltz of love Ferera and Franchini Guitar and steel guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh o-8125 Not documented ca. Mar. 1921 [Unknown title(s)] Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh o-8126 10-in. ca. Mar. 1921 Wailana Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh o-8215 Not documented ca. Oct. 1921 [Unknown title(s)] Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh o-8216 10-in. ca. Oct. 1921 One, two, three, four Ferera and Franchini Guitar and steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70033 10-in. July 1921 Pua carnation Ferera and Franchini Guitar and steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70034 10-in. July 1921 He lei no kainani Ferera and Franchini Guitar and steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70047 10-in. July 1921 Sweet Hawaiian girl of mine Ferera and Franchini ; George Hamilton Green Guitar, steel guitar, and marimba (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70048 10-in. July 1921 Honolulu honey Ferera and Franchini ; Joe Green Guitar, steel guitar, and marimba (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70255 10-in. October 1921 Hawaiian eyes Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 126-150 of 217 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franchini, Anthony J.," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

Franchini, Anthony J.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

"Franchini, Anthony J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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