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 201-217 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 9584 10-in. 6/26/1924 Dolores Franchini and Leonard Duo Instrumental duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 9585 10-in. 6/26/1924 Passions Franchini and Leonard Duo Instrumental duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 9624 10-in. 7/17/1924 Imi au ia oe Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with instrumental duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 9639 10-in. 7/23/1924 Na lei o Hawaii Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with instrumental duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 9640 10-in. 7/23/1924 Sweet lei lehua Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with instrumental duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 9647 10-in. 7/28/1924 Beautiful Kahana Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with instrumental duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 9680 10-in. 8/29/1924 Palakiko blues Ferera and Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 11238 10-in. 10/7/1926 Steyrer laendler The Alpine Mountaineers Guitar and zither duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 11239 10-in. 10/7/1926 Marine flashes march The Alpine Mountaineers Guitar and zither duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 11877 10-in. 9/8/1927 Dreaming alone in Hawaii Anthony J. Franchini ; South Sea Serenaders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Edison 11983 10-in. 10/26/1927 Song of Hawaii Anthony J. Franchini ; South Sea Serenaders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Edison 18216 10-in. 2/7/1928 My Hawaiian Anthony J. Franchini ; South Sea Serenaders Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Edison 18217 10-in. 2/7/1928 Underneath the blue Hawaiian skies Anthony J. Franchini ; South Sea Serenaders Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Edison 19349 10-in. 9/18/1929 Pretending King Edward Hotel Orchestra ; Luigi Romanelli Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-1137 10-in. 9/18/1929 Pretending King Edward Hotel Orchestra ; Luigi Romanelli Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Vocalion 14069-14071 10-in. 12/22/1924 Can you bring back the heart I gave you? Ferera and Franchini Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist  
Vocalion 14072-14074 10-in. 12/22/1924 Hawaiian love nest Ferera and Franchini Quartet Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist  
(Results 201-217 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629

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