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 176-200 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 4674 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 My isle of golden dreams Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 4677 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 Tripoli Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 4843 10-in. approximately Dec. 1920 Wailana waltz Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 4847 10-in. approximately Dec. 1920 Dreamy Hawaii Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 5167 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Kawaha Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 5170 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Honolulu march Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 5197[b] 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Malani anu ka makani Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 5327-5329 10-in. approximately Apr. 1921 Ua like no a like Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 6125-6127 10-in. approximately July 1921 Song to Hawaii Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 6128-6130 10-in. approximately July 1921 Hawaiian echoes Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 6541-6543 10-in. approximately Sept. 1921 Sweet Hawaiian girl of mine Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 6546-6547 10-in. approximately Sept. 1921 Plantation lullaby Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 7498-7499 10-in. approximately Feb. 1922 Rio nights Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 7500-7501 10-in. approximately Feb. 1922 My Hawaiian rainbow Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Instrumental duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 10900-10902 10-in. 6/21/1923 One-two-three-four Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 10903-10905 10-in. 6/21/1923 On the beach at Waikiki Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E27641 10-in. 6/4/1928 Sweet Kalua lady The Hanapi Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Brunswick E28514 10-in. 10/5/1928 Luana Lu Franchini’s Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E28515 10-in. 10/5/1928 Hawaiian love call Franchini’s Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E28516 10-in. 10/5/1928 My Hawaiian heaven Franchini’s Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E6354-E6357 10-in. 8/23/1927 Are you happy? Peggy English Female vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar, violin  
Brunswick 311W-313W 10-in. 2/3/1925 That soothing melody Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 314W-317W 10-in. 2/3/1925 Hawaiian star of love Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 394W-396W 10-in. 2/20/1925 Wonder why I love you Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet, with 2 violins and cornet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 397W-399W 10-in. 2/20/1925 Silver sands of Waikiki Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet, with 2 violins and cornet instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 176-200 of 217 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franchini, Anthony J.," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

Franchini, Anthony J.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

"Franchini, Anthony J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

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