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Ted Fio Rito

Ted Fiorito
Theodore Salvatore Fiorito

Bandleader, Composer, Keyboardist

(1900 - 1971)

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Ted Fio Rito was a successful bandleader, composer, and keyboardist on both the piano and Hammond organ. His career spanned over four decades and included many hit recordings with nearly twenty making the pop charts in the 1930’s. Of particular note are his two number one hits, “My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii” (1934) and “I’ll String Along with You” (1934). As a composer he wrote over 100 songs often collaborating with Gus Kahn. Notable were “Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye” (with Kahn and others in 1922) and “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” (with Sam M. Lewis and Joseph Young in 1928). Many vocalists sang with the Fio Rito band including Muzzy Marcellino, Betty Grable, June Haver, Kay Swingle, the Mahoney Sisters, the Debutantes, Maureen O’Connor, Patti Palmer, Jimmy Baxter. The band’s popularity declined in the 1940’s but Fio Rito continued to perform in Chicago, Arizona, and finally Las Vegas in the 1960’s.

- Jeremy Wilson


Never Been Blue 1922-42

Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra



Spotlighting the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra

Ted Fio Rito
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Ted Fio Rito and his orchestra ; plus, Ina Ray Hutton and her orchestra

Joyce Record Club


Ted Fiorito

Ted Fiorito At the Piano with His Special Arrangements of America's Outstanding Song Hits

Robbins Music Company


Charles Garrod

Ted Fio Rito and his orchestra ; plus, Ina Ray Hutton and her orchestra

Joyce Record Club


Words by Raymond B. Eagan, Music by Ted Fiorito

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