Al Piantadosi

Real Name:
Alfred Piantadosi
Profile:
American pianist, publisher and composer of popular music (1884-1955).

Born in New York, he was a prolific songwriter of sentimental ballads starting in 1906 and continuing right into the 1930's. He collaborated with some of the best lyricists of his time amongst whom were including Alfred Bryan, Grant Clarke, and Edgar Leslie. As a pianist he covered resorts, night clubs and vaudeville as well as touring Europe and Australia.
Some consider his most famous work to be the sentimental The Curse of An Aching Heart (1913). On the ragtime front, he is remembered for his Rusty-Can-O Rag (1910) and That Italian Rag (1910). He died in Encino, California.

Founded the publishing company Alfred Music in 1922.
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LHS-009 Al Piantadosi - The Sounds Of History Record 9: 1901-1917 / The Progressive Era album art Various I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier Various - The Sounds Of History Record 9: 1901-1917 / The Progressive Era(LP, Album) Time Life Records LHS-009 US 1964 Sell This Version
OC-9839 Al Piantadosi - Legends And Songwriters In Concert 1941 album art Various The Curse Of An Aching Heart Various - Legends And Songwriters In Concert 1941(2xCD, Album) Original Cast Records OC-9839 US 1998 Sell This Version