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 151-175 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-70256 10-in. October 1921 Susquehanna shore Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70357 10-in. Dec. 1921 My Hawaiian melody Virginia Burt ; Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with Hawaiian guitar vocal effect instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70358 10-in. December 1921 Waikiki mermaid Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70423 10-in. January 1922 Malana nnu ka kakani Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70424 10-in. Jan. 1922 Dream kiss Virginia Burt ; Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with Hawaiian guitar vocal effect instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70488 10-in. Feb. 1922 Rio nights Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70489 10-in. Feb. 1922 Hawaiian rainbow Virginia Burt ; Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with Hawaiian guitar vocal effect instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-70691 10-in. June 1922 O' sole mio Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-71572 10-in. May 1923 Pua mohala Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-71573 10-in. May 1923 Kohala march Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-72376 10-in. Mar. 1924 Sing me a song of Hawaii Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-72377 10-in. Mar. 1924 When it's love time in Hawaii Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-72919 10-in. Oct. 1924 Hawaiian memories Ferera-Franchini Trio 2 guitars and violin (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-72920 10-in. Oct. 1924 Under the South Sea palms Ferera-Franchini Trio 2 guitars and violin (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 74076 10-in. 3/26/1926 Where is my rose of Waikiki Charles L. Dettborn ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 74077 10-in. 3/26/1926 Hawaiian sunset Charles L. Dettborn ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W81906 10-in. 12/1/1927 Maui girl Charles L. Dettborn ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W81907 10-in. 12/1/1927 Kohala Charles L. Dettborn ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh [OK cat 16105-A] 10-in. approximately 1921 No quiero Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh [OK cat 16105-b] 10-in. approximately 1921 Ingratona Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh [OK cat 16106-A] 10-in. approximately 1921 Dulces recuerdos Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh [OK cat 16108-A] 10-in. approximately 1921 ¡Caramba! Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh [OK cat 16108-b] 10-in. approximately 1921 Hilo (March) Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh [OK cat 16143-A] 10-in. approximately 1921 Nunca Ferera y Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh [OK cat 16143-b] 10-in. approximately 1921 Bullete Ferera y Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 151-175 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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