Al PiantadosiPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

If You Had All the World and Its Gold

Albert Joseph "Al" Piantadosi (18 August 1882 New York, New York 8 April 1955 Encino, California) was an American composer, pianist and music publisher. Songs composed by him include "I'm Awfully Glad I'm Irish" (1910), "That's How I Need You" (1912), "The Curse of an Aching Heart" (1913), "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier" (1915), "Mississippi Days" (1916) and "If You Had All the World and Its Gold".

In his early career he worked as a pianist in Callahan's Dance Hall on Manhattan's Doyers Street, where he wrote the briefly popular "My Mariucci Take a Steamboat". A charter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), he accompanied Anna Chandler for her vaudeville performances. He worked with several collaborators in his career, including Alfred Bryan, Joe Goodwin, Edgar Leslie and Joseph McCarthy. Piantadosi retired from music in 1930. He died in Encino, California in 1955


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